My first card features their adorable "Fintastic Friends" set & the little irresistible fish bowl. To start I cut a panel 4.25" x 4" from white cardstock and then used a circle die to cut out the semi-circle from the top. I then set to work sponging on distress inks. When I was done, I took that same color of distress ink and used the various bubble stamps in the set to stamp on a random background pattern.
When I was done, I felt like the top of my card was a bit empty so I sponged on some more distress inks in the corners to give my little fish bowl a bit of a frame. To tie in the sentiment strip I inked it up using those same colors of ink before stamping "best fishes". The rest of my images were colored using Copics.
For my next card, I wanted to created the look of an aquarium so I die-cut my cardstock and vellum using the negative space created from the Stitched Scalloped Borders. To give my card a bit of dimension, I stamped the reef images as a border on the cardstock layer so that it could peek through the vellum. I wanted to use the stitched labels for my sentiment, but they wouldn't quite fit so I decided to put part of the phrase on the label and spell out the remainder using Finley's ABCs dies.
Up next is a card featuring the darling "Let's BBQ" set. All the images are just so cute, I wanted to try and fit as many of them as possible on my card. I decided a grid design was the perfect solution. These images are so much fun coloring with Copics! I think the sentiment is perfect for a summer birthday or holding onto until next Father's Day.
My last card features more of the same adorable images. I decided to reserve the cute little faces for the the mustard and ketchup bottles to reinforce my sentiment. To stamp them on two separate lines and different colors I ended up cutting the stamp apart. There are ways to get around this, but doing it just makes it so nice and easy. ;)
I hope I've inspired you to pull out your stamps and have fun coloring. I took a bunch of these stamped images with me on a summer road trip so that I could color and cut them out while on the go. It was so nice to have them ready to create with as soon as I got home. :)
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Supplies Used (available at Simon Says Stamp)