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



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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

    Jo x

  11. Great background and a sweet card.

    Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.

    Helen x

  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.

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

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

  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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