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June 07, 2009

Fishing Line Dropped Again

D2195 Polka Dot Fish

This card was so much fun!  I used VersaMark Resist with Heat Embossing, and some cut-outs too. IMAGE: The image, Polka Dot Fish D2195, was stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold on white cardstock.  It was painted with a Niji Waterbrush and Twinkling H2O's.

  • Tip 1.  I almost always go around the edges of the image after cutting it out, with a Waterbrush, Sharpie, or Marker of a similar color to give the image more depth, especially if I use 3D pop dots, like I did here.

For more bling I used a VersaMark pen on each dot of the fish and then embossed with Judikins Egyptian Gold EP.  I highlighted the starfish with Stickles Orange and the Jelly Fish with Stickles Diamonds glitter glue.

Background: I stamped Wave Background F2209 on White Glossy Cardstock with VersMark.
  • Tip 2.  I used a heat gun to dry the VersaMark.  I did want something that was very distinct, and this gives it kind of a muted tone.  I actually heat dry almost everything but dye inks and areas done with markers.
I pounced all over the card with Ancient Page Neptune Ink as shown. I highlighted areas here and there with Stickles Diamonds glitter glue. It was trimmed to be mounted on Neenah Classic Crest Laid Solar White.
Tag: The tag is also Neenah Classic Crest Laid Solar White cardstock, but it has also been put through the Cuttlebug using Spellbinder's Large Scallops next to smallest die.
  • Tip 3.  I love how I get embossed edges and an edge around the outside too.  Kind of reminds me of an old fashioned frame.  This is the stack I use in the Cuttlebug to to it.  A Plate on bottom followed by:  B Plate, Die with sharp side up, Emboss matte from Spellbinders (or gasket mat from Home Depot or Lowes), B Plate.  I drew the edge around the die on the cardstock to make it easier to see and then trimmed.
The words, from Angel Fish MC183, were stamped with Mica Magic Green in the middle of the tag.  The raised ridge from the embossing was highlighted with painted with Ancient Page Neptune and then highlighted with Stickles Eucalyptus. A hole was punched in the middle top of the oval.  An old leftover gold stickpin was used up side down for the fish hook and was passed through the hole and a bow from May Arts ribbon, made using the Bow-Easy.  Gold cord was wrapped around the stickpin as shown.
  • Tip 4.  I love it when others share.  I picked up this hint from someone and I need to thank whoever it was.  Sometimes I do things out of sequence and don't want to undo what I have done.  I needed to thread the gold cord up the Polka Dot Fish rope and the fish hook too.  Tiny itty bitty holes.  I used a dental floss guide.  Yep!  Worked like a charm to pull the cord through every teeny tiny space without hurting what had already been mounted. When not that tiny I have also used a crochet hook.
The last thing I did was mount the rhinestones. Thanks for stopping by to look and share.





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