I created a 5.25" square card base along with black and navy blue cardstock mats. I stamped the Fish Tile stamp with Memento Paris Dusk ink and cut it out with a Spellbinders Classic Squares die. I had to improvise a little... I only had one piece of red liner tape sheet left in my stash and it wasn't quite large enough to cover this image, so I flipped the image upside down and ran it through my Xyron machine to cover with adhesive and then covered it with the Glass Clear Micro Marbles for a look of water. I brushed some off in spots so it wouldn't look so 'perfect' and ran the brayer over it several times. I then covered it with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder and hit it with the heat tool to make sure they adhered well. I matted this focal image onto black and navy blue cardstock mats cut with larger SB Classic Square dies. I adhered the entire unit onto a large white mat cut with a SB Lacey Squares die. I adhered some navy blue ribbon horizontally across the base mat, then adhered the focal image unit on top. I fashioned a bow from some of the navy blue ribbon and affixed it to the right side of the focal image, and attached two white flat-back pearls to the center of the bow. I created a "Birthday Fishes" sentiment on the computer, cut it out with a SB Classic Circles die and adhered it to the lower right. I finished the card with several tiny navy blue flat-back pearls on the upper and lower left.
- Gina K Designs Pure Luxury white and black cardstock; textured navy blue cardstock
- Blockheads Fish Tile stamp
- Memento Paris Dusk ink
- Blockheads Glass Clear Micro Marbles
- Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
- Spellbinders Classic Squares, Lacey Squares and Classic Circles dies
- JoAnn's 5/8" double-faced satin navy blue ribbon
- White and navy blue flat-back pearls
Close-up of these awesome Clear Glass Micro Marbles!
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