Friday, February 23, 2018

I'm a Puffer Over You

Do you know about the Season's Giving Blog Hop that Latisha Yoast has put on for the last 6 years? It is TRULY amazing - there is a huge list of artists and companies who give away crafty goodies {and I mean tons of goodies!} and it can take 2 or 3 days to get to each crafters and manufacturers blog and comment, but it is well worth the effort.  This year {2017} I won THIS amazing haul from Libby HicksonAll #HeroArts goodies, all BRAND new, 3 or 4 stamp sets have the included dies, stencils, sequins, stand alone dies - it's amazing!  The Season's Giving hop doesn't begin until around Christmas time, so be sure to check Latisha's website around the 25th of December; in fact, you should just subscribe so you'll get notice!  

That is how this card was born.  I received the Puffer Fish stamp set and die set; one I have been coveting 'cause it is SO freaking cute {I'm must be getting older!} and as soon as I calmed down from unpacking my box, I got playing.


What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Ranger Watercolor Paper
Oxide Inks in Picked Raspberry & Worn Lipstick
Distress Sprayer
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Hero Arts I'm a Puffer for You stamp set, #CM170
Hero Arts Puffer Frame Cuts, #DI395
Clean Color Markers
Dimensional Dots

I started with my background - I used Distress Oxides to create the focal point,
lightly using the inks, spraying and re-working until I was satisfied with the look.


I stamped the puffer fish on watercolor paper, cut her out and colored her with the markers.  As she sat drying, I cut out a pink heart, using the same die set and fiddled with the placement.  Once the fish was dry, I chose her spot and decided where the sentiment should go.  After I stamped the sentiment, I used dimensional dots for the heart and the fish.  For some reason my camera refused to capture the true color of the puffer - she matches the background much better than in the photos.  I am very pleased how this card came out; these puffer fish are just so adorable!  I hope you enjoyed my tutorial & please consider following me ~ Thanks! Christi

I'm entering my Puffer Over You card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Make Your Own Background
CASology - #288, Pun
2 Crafty Critter Crazies - M, Anything Goes but MUST Include a Critter
atoz Scrapbooking - M, It's a Love Thing
Die Cut Divas - M, Love is in The Air
Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with Dies - M, Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Challenge - M, #45, Love
Mix it Up - M, Anything Goes w/ CAS

 

16 comments:

  1. So very cute. Really, just darling. So glad you joined us at A2A Scrapbooking.

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  2. Really cute, Christi! And congrats on your awesome prize! Enjoy playing with your goodies!

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  3. Such a cute card and well done on your winnings. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

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  4. Love this sooooooooooo much! Thanks for your comment on my kitty card. I found the poem on Pinterest (I think), but just changed it to fit. Help yourself... Can't wait to see what you make, Jo x

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  5. The inky background is perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

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  6. Great background and a cute puffy fish.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket.
    xxx Margreet

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  7. That fish is so cute, and makes a wonderfully punny card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

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  8. This is just adorable! I've been eying up that stamp set for a while, but it's never in stock, so glad that you're enjoying playing with it x

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  9. So sweet - great pun. So happy you could join in the fun at CASology this week.

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  10. Such a fun card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

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  11. Great background and a sweet card.

    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

    Helen x

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  12. Congrats on your win, that is a fabulous bundle of crafting goodies. And your card is super cute!! Thanks for linking up to our February challenge gallery at a2z.

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  13. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas too.

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  14. I'm just loving these puffers, great background again too x

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  15. SUch a cute card..Love it.. And congrats for your win..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge . Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

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