How cute are these little catfish? If you follow my INSTAGRAM, you may have spotted these in my story recently! Well, I finally got around to creating a card with these images!
This stamp set if from INK ON 3. This is a smaller stamp set, but still has some super cute images as well as a few fun sentiments that you can mix and match!
I’ve been a little obsessed with my ZIGS lately, so I grabbed them and decided to color my images with these fun markers. If you haven’t tried them before, you should! They are a watercolor brush, so after applying color to my images, I used my Brutus Monroe AQUA BRUSHES with a little water to help spread the color.
My images were all stamped out on watercolor paper and then embossed. I used RAVEN EMBOSSING POWDER. I love embossing before watercoloring because the raised embosses ridge helps hold in the water and color.
Once my images were colored and dried, I fussy cut them out. On the tails of the catfish, I also added some droplets of DRAGON SCALES NUVO DREAM DROPS. These are a green, pearly finish drop that really worked well with the fins!
I then began to work on the background of my card. I took my Surface Inks in the colors, CABANA and ZEST. I blended Cabana from the bottom up, and then Zest from the top down. In the middle where they met, this created the most gorgeous green! I love how I got the perfect gradient of color from just two inks!
It may also be a little difficult to spot on camera, but I added some splatters of GILDED LIQUID ELEMENTS to the background as well. This added just the right amount of gold shimmer that I think complements the color palette perfectly!
I then began to add all my elements to the front of my card! I adhered a big white heart with foam adhesive, and then arranged my fussy cut images all around it. For some of the catfish, I gave them a shell to hold.
To finish this card, I embossed the sentiment on a strip of RAVEN CARDSTOCK in ALABASTER EMBOSSING POWDER. I also added just a tad bit of black and white striped washi tape behind the sentiment.
Finally, I added a few NUVO DIAMOND SHEEN SEQUINS and this card was done!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy this colorful card!
Until next time,