Monday, January 16, 2012

You're a Great Catch

Here's a super sweet Valentine's Day card in non-traditional colors. The clean and simple design was based on this week's Clean and Simple Stamping sketch and this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge to use scallops.

I combined the larger fish image from Papertrey Ink's Tremendous Treats: Valentine set with the sentiment that came with the original Tiny Treats: Valentine smaller scaled set for my little scene. The fish was stamped on a scrap of dotted paper, cut out, then sprayed with a little shimmer spray. After it dried, I used foam tape to set it on an aqua card base. The little hearts next to the fish were stamped on an orange scrap, cut out and attached directly to the cardfront. They were a pain to cut out and now that I look at them, I wish I'd stamped them in a slightly different spot, maybe a bit above where they are . . .

A wave-like scallop edged strip runs the across the card, underneath the fish. I added a strip of the same dotted paper as I used for the fish underneath the scalloped strip. For a little contrast, I set a narrow darker orange strip along the seam between the two pieces. The "you're a great catch" sentiment is stamped between the fish and the scalloped wave in a darker aqua ink.

Materials Used:
Tremendous Treats: Valentine and Tiny Treats: Valentine stamp sets, Hawaiian Shores ink, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, and Orange Zest cardstock, Distressed Dots patterned paper, medium scallop border die (Papertrey Ink); Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Frost shimmer spray (Tsukineko); foam tape


  1. super cute and the colors are so fresh and happy :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Aackkk!! This is too cute for words! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!!

  3. SWEET! Love this super cute card, Lori! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Always a delight to see your card!

  4. Great card! Contests on the shout-out on CAS-ual Friday.


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