Hello crafty friends and happy new year! I enjoyed some crafty time off during the holidays, and I’m going through all the projects I prepared last year, but never got around to share. So, I thought it would be great to start the new year with some colorful posts as it’s all grey and white outside today 🙂 I also wanted to let you know that I’ll be doing a crafty destash next Saturday, 14 January. It will start in the morning for my US peeps, just after noon for my European pals. I need to make room for new stuff, so I’m going to sell a TON of stamps and dies next weekend at a very low price so they can all find a new and loving home. More details when the destash goes live.
The coloring on those fishes was done with my Copic Markers and it was simple dark to light blending. All you need are some markers with similar colors and you just work your way from dark to light. If you are not sure which colors go together, I can recommend Sandy Allnock’s Hex Chart – it shows which colors work and which don’t, independent of their respective color families.
Thanks to the dies, cutting out those fun fishes was no problem at all. I added glitter to the card base (I covered it with double sided adhesive first) so it would shimmer through the air bubbles I had die cut into my front panel. I mounted the fishes with foam to the panel, and also added some glue where they overlapped so they would hold each other up.
And of course, at the very end, I had to add some sequins and droplets from Pretty Pink Posh in colors that match the fishes. I think that final touch is the part in card making that I enjoy the most – it’s fiddly, but by that time I know that my card worked out and I can just enjoy prettying it up.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you got inspired!
I’ve listed the products used for this project below. If possible, I link to Seven Hills Crafts for all European Crafters. Alternative shopping outlets linked to are Amazon US and Simon Says Stamp. Click here to learn more about which companies I am affiliated with.