Friday, February 3, 2017

Fishy Friends, Peekaboo, I See You

Hello Stamping Friends,

Welcome to another Fabulous Friday with the Sisters in Stamping. Peekaboo, I See You! This week we are sharing projects made using window sheets. Have you used some window sheets lately? If not, you're going to want to pull them out after today. You are going to love the projects.

As most of you know, we have a 55 gallon salt water fish tank, which by the way, my husband and son agree that it isn't nearly big enough. They want bigger. However, they are running into a serious problem: where in the house would they put a bigger tank without taking out furniture (because they know I won't agree to that). So I love all the fish sets that we have and love creating with them.

This is a collage of some pictures of our tank. Yep, they are the real deal. I have to say, having the tank is so relaxing and peaceful. We can sit for hours and watch them. They do have some personality too. We have the tank in our family room where there is no TV, so it's just some good 'ole fashioned sitting around and visiting that goes on  in there. Just us and our Fishy Friends.

Today's card is a shaker card (yep, you need a window sheet for those) using a what else but a fish set. Shaker cards are so fun to make. Plus, the recipient is always excited to receive it because it's fun to play with. We all love interactive cards, doesn't matter how old you are.

So to make the shaker, you want to cut a shape (in this case, a large circle) in the top layer of your card. Attach the window sheet using tear and tape. Then you will use the dimensional long strips to outline the cut out shape from the backside of the cardstock. Or you can use the cut out scrap and place that on your card. Then outline that with the diminsional strips. Tip: Place down the top layer of cardstock on the base of the card, then put the scrap piece back in the hold. Lift the top layer off the card so you know exactly where the hole going to be and it will line up.

Fill the dimensional strip hole in with whatever you are going to use for the shaker card. For this card, the little beads that come in the silica packing pouches in shoes and things like that were colored using ink refills and then put in to use for the shaker part. Pretty neat, huh? Don't throw those silica beads out.

Then you just peel the paper backing off the strips and place your top layer on your card. Now comes the fun part, decorating!  This card was a lot of work but oh, so worth it. Look how beautiful it is. Yes, each fish, seaweed, shell, and starfish was cut out by hand. If you are stamping with friends or watching TV, it isn't too bad. It goes rather quickly. 

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for even more great ideas using window sheets.

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