We thought we had managed to dodge winter so far, but the last couple of days have proven us wrong. We have a lot of snow and in a city ill prepared for this kind of weather – everything shuts down. Kind of funny to the rest of our country as they deal with it all the time. Anyway a perfect time to spend indoors crafting which is what I’ve been doing.
As I need some additional birthday cards that could be used for a man as well as a woman I thought the new ones I’m uploading today would fit the bill.
In organizing my dies I found the Memory box Sketchy rings die, temporarily forgotten about, and the Koi fish that I had recently bought but not yet used. Using the same technique of stacking dies that Jennifer McGuire recently did I cut 3 sets using different colour CS and stacked them together slightly offsetting each layer. Did the Koi and then brushed on some colour and added the gold lines to give him some depth. Used a scalloped EB folder that I pre inked with Tumbled Glass ink and got the look of ocean waves. Added the die cuts to the top and popped up the fish for dimension. Stamped the small circle with sentiment from Framescapes Enchanted Forest by Theresa Momber at GKD. Added some blue to edges with a Sakura gelly roll pen along with hand drawn hearts. Also added some Nuvo Crystal dots for extra interest and I’m loving how it turned out.