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Jun 15, 2007

I Can't Believe It!!!!

I couldn't believe it when I woke up this morning and found my card on Papertrey Ink's blog!!! I received honorable mention for an entry for the Guest Star Stamper Contest. My hands are still shaking a little! I'm so excited!!! LOL!

This is my version of a card using the new Little Lady set. I'm attaching several photos to show how the image comes together. When I first saw this set, the shapes looked like they could be really versatile. I turned the ladybug into a fish.

Step 1: Stamp 2 solid ladybug images, 2 small solid ladybug images, and 1 small strawberry image (from Green Thumb set)

Step 2: Inkin
g only half of the large antennae stamp, I created a mouth for my fish. I used the double dot stamp to create eyes.

Step 3: I used a black fine tip marker to bring the corner of the mouth upward and then outlined all of the pieces. I colored in the rest of the "fish lips" with my yellow marker.

Step 4: I used part of the large swirled dot image to detail the fish's face and connected the dots using a fine tip orange marker. The small double dot stamp would work well here also. I used my Sakura pen to give the fish some sparkly scales and details.

Step 5: Adhere all pieces together.

Step 6: The large swirled dot image was used to make the illusion of moving water. I used the small circles (various sizes) to make air bubbles coming from the fish's mouth.

I love how the stamps are bendable! This was really helpful in creating the sentiment that follows the wave of the water.

If you haven't been to Papertrey Ink or Nichole Heady's blog (Capture the Moment), you really should check it out! Their stamps and products are awesome, and Nichole's blog is always full of great ideas!


  1. WOW, how great is he, this card is fantastic.

  2. Oops, sorry hit the enter button too quickly, just wanted to say - CONGRATULATIONS on your Honorable Mention.

  3. this is such a fabulous idea!!! congratulations!

  4. awesome idea!!
    Where in Indiana are you???

  5. congratulations! What a cute card - SO creative!!!

  6. Wow! You actually made this fish from Little Lady. How creative! It's so cute and I love the waves too.

  7. What a cleaver idea. Love it.
    Congrats. Hopefully next time you'll be the STAR.

  8. Oh goodness, in my humble TRULY deserved to win! I adore your creations with the Little Lady clever you are! :o)

  9. You are extremely creative and talented!! WOW! Love this card and I just ordered this stamp set!! Congrats on your honorable mention too. That's how I found your awesome blog :) I'll definately be coming back often!!

  10. Your card is adorable and so clever! Congratulations on your honorable mention--it is definitely well-deserved!

  11. awesome idea--so outside of the box! love love love it! :) lexi

  12. Awesome work!!
    Excellent *out of the box* thinking!!

  13. This is outstanding! The mouth takes the cake.


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