Monday, 13 July 2015

Fish Shaker Card

I have been making Teacher thank you cards and always get some unusual requests. One of my friends set me the challenge of making a card for her daughter's teacher with a fish theme and this is what I came up with.

I started by making the fish centrepiece. I used watercolour card and used a Spectrum Aqua marker in Kingfisher to make the water background. To do this I put ink onto a glass mat and used a wet paintbrush to pick up the colour and paint onto the card.

When this was dry, I stamped two fish, using Staz-on ink and coloured with Spectrum Aqua pens. I then die cut this image into a circle.

The next step was to cut a frame. I used the Trimcraft free papers from my last post. I stuck some paper on to card, then die cut a frame using two circle dies. I cut acetate slightly bigger that the aperture and attached this to the back of the frame using Cosmic Shimmer glue. I put some loose sequins into the centre of the fish topper then added the acetate and frame using Cosmic Shimmer around the outside only. If you want freer movement for the sequins, then foam pads should be used for this.

I then layered the card using the papers and kraft card, placing the fish topper in the centre and finishing with a few Docraft gems.

Products used:
Trimcraft free paper download, Dovecraft 6x6 Kraft card blanks, Bohemian sequins

Fish stamp free from Creative Stamping magazine.

Spectrum Aqua Pens: Kingfisher, Gold, Yellow
Crafter's Companion Acetate, Watercolour card

Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue


Sara Turner said...

Haha I'd never have thought of using fish for a teacher card, nothing like an unusual challenge! Great card though! Well done for rising to the challenge (resisting the desire to try and find some sort of fish pun...ah well)!

Cathy Clowes said...

:-) Thank you! It did take a bit of thinking about, I always seem to get some strange requests! x

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and love the papers.
Linda xxx

Tracy Welham said...

Fabulous, great colouring. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Love love love your fish shaker card!
Dawn xx

Lea Brawn said...

Fabulous card. X

Cathy Clowes said...

Thank you Linda. Love the colours and designs of these papers x

Cathy Clowes said...

Thank you Tracy. First completed project with these aqua markers so glad you like it x

Cathy Clowes said...

Thank you so much Dawn x

Cathy Clowes said...

Thank you xxx