ID: MC Aug 11 - CAS - Koi Life/Breathe card
4.25"w x 5.5"h

Created: August 4, 2011

I love this card and it's simplicity - CAS - Clean and Simple. I also love this stamp image by Lasting Impressions (Koi with Lily Pad #882) and all the other fabulous fish type stamps I picked up last year...

I also used a quote stamp from Quietfire Design - it's been a while i hadn't used it, but there are so many great quote/sentiment stamps by Suzanne, it's hard to use them all, all the time.

I came across a technique I haven't done in a long time, and that is, stamping on one side of a piece of clear acetate (I used Graffix clear craft plastic), and then applying glitter on the back side.

I stamped my fish using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed it. Then systematically colored the back with various Ritz micro fine glitter and my Squeeze n Roll glue pen, letting each section dry before applying glue/glitter in the next area. I used alcohol based markers (both Bic Mark it, and Copic) on the lily pad leaves and the veining in the flower. When dry, cut around my image.

Re-stamped the image onto my white card with the black. Then stamped the quote. Used my Scor-It board to make scored lines along the edge. Applied Glossy Accents on the back of the acetate and adhered to my card aligning it with the stamped image. I then added little dots of Glossy Accents on the top of the acetate to mimic water droplets.


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