Sunday, May 1, 2016

You're fintastic!

** 5/8/16 Winner at Come and Get It Challenges! **

Hi everybody! It's definitely a happy May 1st although it's already hot here in north Florida... wishing we could get back some of that lovely Spring weather we were having! It's time for another fun challenge over at House of Cards and I'm happy to share my DT inspiration project for our May Supply Challenge: Clear Papers- Use Vellum or Acetate! Come on and play with us - we want to see some vellum or acetate on your project! :)

I used the adorable Paper Pretties 'Fish Wishes' stamp set to create my underwater scene featuring clear cardstock as the top layer of the card base. This was my first-ever card created with clear cardstock and like most experiments, I was a little concerned at first, lol, but I really love how it turned out! :)

I inked the background with three colors of distress ink (direct to paper, overlapping each color), dried it with the heat tool, and splattered water droplets all over it. I hand-drew the seaweed and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers, then adhered the individual pieces to the background. The sentiment is heat embossed with white embossing powder. I colored the fish with Spectrum Noir markers and clear Wink of Stella, then adhered it and the pearl 'bubbles' to the clear cardstock.

Here is an angled view... if you look really hard you can see the clear cardstock. What a fun project!

Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:

  • Cardstock/Paper: GKD Pure Luxury white cardstock, Crafter's Companion clear cardstock
  • Stamps: Paper Pretties Fish Wishes stamp set
  • Ink: Ranger Distress Ink- Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky; Versamark; Memento Tuxedo Black; Spectrum Noir- DG2, DG3, DG4, OR1, CT4, BP2, LV3, GG1, GT1, GT2, GT3; Black Copic Multi-liner pen
  • Accessories: SweetStamps fine detail white embossing powder, Clear Wink of Stella, Stampin' Up! Pearls (#119247)

I hope you've enjoyed today's project and you've found a little inspiration to play in our clear papers challenge this month! Can't wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by - we'll see you next time!
Scrappy hugs,


  1. Cool card, kinda like mine! Great minds........

  2. Sweet card Leslie! Great use of clear paper!
    Judy HOC Teamie

  3. Beautiful card and coloring, I like the pearls as bubbles! Donna HOC teamie

  4. Leslie, this is terrific! SO creative and fun! Love the vellum overlay technique and all the great details you've added!
    Take Care!
    Michele, HOC teamie

  5. This is just gorgeous! There is so much crafty goodness to love about this card!
    Take Care!

  6. Oh how creative and cute this is - love the pearl bubbles the fish is blowing. So many great creations this month at HOC - what a fun challenge. Shirley H. team mate

  7. This is just gorgeous and very very clever how you have worked your fish air bubbles with pearls. Excellent, I love it.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  8. A beautiful project, gorgeous colours and image used. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our second challenge.xx
    [aNNie DT/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  9. Nice to see you back with us Leslie, I love your card its fabulous. The seaweed looks great I though it was die cut until I read the details. That fish is amazing and love the peal bubbles. Putting it onto clear card stock has really worked well. Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. ~good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  10. Loving this card :) The fish is so sweet, and I love how you've used pearls as bubbles :) Thanks so much for playing along at CAGI this week!!
    Susan DT

  11. Leslie, it's a stunner. So fun.
    Em, HOC teamie

  12. This is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope to see you again soon. And good luck.

    Caz 613AC DT

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  13. Love this card! It's so clever with the fish on the front side of the card! :) Very cool! Hugs! Katy--HOC DT :)

  14. A fabulous card and a great design. That fish is so cute.
    Thank-you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore May Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

  15. Super cute! Love those bubbles! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at the PDE Linky Party!

  16. WOW! Your card is fabulous! Love the whole design of this :o)

  17. What A fabulous Creation Beautiful in every way...
    Thank you for taking part in the Art By Miran Challenge ... Hugs Tracy

  18. Your card is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Classic Design Open Challenge. [Victoria DT for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  19. Leslie, I am fascinated by your superb card! Excellent coloring and clever use of clear paper!!
    Hugs, Rosi HOC-DT

  20. This is SO cool! I adore the beautiful scene you created--and that fish is just gorgeous! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  21. Wooow awesome.. love your superb colouring on the image.. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends challenge #33.. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.. And Good Luck at the draw.. <3


  22. Leslie, this is so very fun! I love that the entire paper is acetate--very cool!

    HOC DT Teamie

  23. Beautiful card! thanks for sharing with us! Enjoy..Paula

  24. This is so cute and sweet. Love howe you creat the bubbles with pearls.
    (✿◠‿◠) Ma (Merethe)


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