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All stamp images by A Muse Art Stamps; Small White Note Card by Stampin’ Up!; Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink in Ice Blue, French Blue, LIme Pastel; Brilliance Ink in Graphite Black; Copic Markers; Spica Twinkling Markers by Copic; Plaid Liquid Embossing in Clear* (same product also manufactured/marketed as JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Ranger Glossy Accents, SU! Crystal Effects, Sakura 3D Crystal Lacquer)

This sentiment is just too perfect and I had to use it with Fishy.  I love how blendable Fluid Chalk ink is on the background stamp, which makes a perfect, watery foundation for the little scene.  The bobber is just a 1/4" circle punch out, and a hand-drawn stripe.  I dunno if you can see it at all in this pic, but, after coloring in fishy with markers, I came back in and highlighted him with the twinkling Spica markers in yellow and orange, to make him sparkle and shimmer!  A thick coating of Clear Liquid Embossing seems to almost magnify Fishy’s details and really accentuates his shimmery scales!

It kinda reminds me of cloisonn√©, but, even MORE shimmery.  The other thing I really liked about it was being able to add glimmer/shimmer, but without dragging out the Pearl Ex, which I love, but, this is sooooo convenient and quick, and, well, I love convenient and quick!  While I did hafta wait for the LE to dry, I was OK with that, since it was the very last step–looks like glass!

I LOVE this effect, and can’t wait to try it on more projects!

It was very tempting, when I got to this stage of the project, to add more stuff–wasn’t sure exactly what, but more.  After thinking about it a little more, I decided I really did like it the way it was, and wasn’t willing to risk ruining it by going too far . . .

At times, I’ll finish a project and *know* that it’s juuuuust right! Other times, I sit there and debate.  For hours.  Maybe even a day or two! (teeth gnashing)  Drives me crazy sometimes . . . *chuckle*  How ’bout you?

  1. I made a fish card with some what the same sentiments but with many more hand made details.

  2. Hi, Julie!!! I’ve been MIA on your blog for a little while.

    I love your work, you have such a wonderful gift that you share with us. I can see why the Christmas tree card was published, it’s beautiful as are the others. Your whimsy is to die for, there is nothing like a little humor. TFS.

  3. Julie the little fishy is fantastic as is the whole card.

  4. He’s adorable just like he is! O, yeah, babe, my son’s birthday card sat on my desk for a week while I tweaked, cuttlebugged, sponged, etc., etc., etc.

  5. SO KA-UTE!

  6. Indecisive? Oh yeah! And the worst is that it’s after the card is uploaded; you know just what else it needs – lol. Cute card, Julie.

  7. How fun!!!! I love those markers…I may have to invest after my trip to Disney World :O) Thanks for sharing your wonderful card :O)

  8. How fun!!!! I love those markers…I may have to invest after my trip to Disney World :O) Thanks for sharing your wonderful card :O)

  9. Love your sparkly fishy! I “need” those Spica markers. :o) Oh yes, I make myself crazy with debating about the finishing touches on a card. I’m so timid about embellishments. I also drive hubby crazy with “do you like this, or this better?” He’s very tolerant, thank goodness. Linda

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