Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Best Fishes

This card was definitely a work in progress.  I started with a great sketch from The Paper Players and knew I wanted to use the Ocean Commotion stamp set.  I have seen some beautiful cards with scenes and that's the direction I wanted to go.  Well let me tell you, I should have turned around about 12 hours ago.  I stamped, taped, matted and ripped apart too many times to count.  Finally this morning I sat down and just went with it.  So here is my fish scene card ...


Stamps:  Ocean Commotion, Very Punny
Paper:  Baja Breeze, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, White
DSP:  Baja Breeze
Ink:  More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze
Accessories:  CB embossing folder, Nestabilities circle dies, Prismacolor markers, hole punch, pearls, label punches, sanding block
All products are Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted.
  • I sanded the DSP and the Cajun Craze embossed panel to give it a more rustic look.  I'm thinking this a birthday card for a guy.
  • I didn't like the look of the brads on the sentiment so I used a small hole punch and glued on the More Mustard dots.
This is not my favorite card of all time by any means. But after all my struggles with it, I think I like the end result.  I do like this sketch so much, that I will have to make another card with it.

As much as I would like to stamp and blog hop all day, I do have to work on some soccer stuff.  So with that being said ...

Have a great day,
Pam~

18 comments:

Kim said...

Great job with the sketch Pam!! I think it looks fintastic :)

Becky said...

Pam this is fabulous. Yes it does look fintastic :)

Mary Fish said...

I think it's great!

The colors work nicely together.

Hugs, M

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

I think it came out great.

Patty said...

I love this and the sentiment is just perfect! Super cute card, Pam!

Katie Renz said...

Hi Pam,

Well, I am definitely not a scene stamper... I'm a one image type of gal, but your's turned out lovely. Thank you for following my new journey!

The Mama Monkey said...

Don't you hate it when that happens? I would say your end result was totally worth it!!

Donna Heber said...

Looks great Pam! Sometimes we fuss over nothing. This is just wonderful. You have inspired me to get my set out now and see what I can do.

Carla Bazhenow said...

I know what ya mean!!! Your card is outstanding. I'm so glad you kept going, so worth the results. Super fantastic. I love everthing about it... its beautiful. Love all the dimension. Hugs,

Joannna Munster said...

LOVE your fishes! And I love what you did to your DSP it looks amazing!!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Pam,
I love the colours and the clean lines...this card is unique and I love those fish! Clever way to use the sketch! Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week!
Lesley

Linda Callahan said...

This is wonderful!

Julie Gearinger said...

Oh, I love this card! Great job on the sketch and the colors are so serene! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Benzi said...

Oh, I love your card. My son would have loved this one for his birthday. He is such a fisherman....deep sea. I ended up sending him a card with sailboats and he never goes sailing. Oh dear...hope he likes it just the same.
Have a great weekend!

Nance said...

I think it's fabulous and I love the colors you used! Way to think outside the box on this one! So glad you could join us this week at the Paper Players!

Rhonda Langley said...

What a great card! Love the embossing-nice touch!

gale said...

Wow, this is beautiful! The embossed circles are perfect for this!

~fairygirlmichelle~ said...

Great card! wonderful colors.