Thursday, June 7, 2012

Play Date Cafe PDCC#135

Welcome back! Today I found time to play along with The Play Date Cafe challenge. The suggested colors are aquamarine poolside and clay. The PDCC DT's  have posted some great examples for inspiration. Check them out and you'll notice several DT's are using The Craft's Meow stamp sets.

The Play Date Cafe challenge this week is sponsored by "The Craft's Meow"  (TCM) They offer an array of stamp sets designed by some of the best artists in the business!                                              

     As soon as I saw the colors I imagined a fishbowl and some cute little fishes. I looked through my scraps and papers and pulled out the clay color for the fish. I had scraps of aquamarine but nothing big enough for a 5"X7" card so I used the aqua colors for the fish bowl and circles. The I found the poolside blue in a 8"X 8" paper pack.  

After inking the edges I attached the fish, pebbles and seaweed to the fishbowl and circles. Puffy fabric paint was used to enhance the eyes, then glossy accent drop were used for air bubbles. 

After that dried I place the cut top blue layer over the card base, holding that in place I glued the circles within the circles and then the fishbowl. After having them glued in place I added dimensional squares to the blue top layer and secured that in place. 

If I had planned better I would have attached acetate to the back of the top layer before adding the dimensional square. Oh well I guess I'll have to make another one. I used the printer to create "Swimmin' fishes bringin" Birthday wishes" and edged that with a chevron punched zigzag to represent waves. So cute.   

I would love to win a stamp set from this sponsor. You may have noticed most of my cards are made using die cuts, because I don't have many stamps. Now... having more experience I have a better idea of stamps that I would want and use often.   

 May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it.  
~Irish Blessing       

Be well and thanks for visiting. Carole            


  1. Oh, these fish are adorable, Carole! And boy did you whip that up fast. :)

    Thanks so much for playing with us at The CAfe this week!

  2. This is TOO CUTE!!! LOVE your little fishes--such a fabulous idea! :)

  3. Super fun card--love the fishes! THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)


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