Sunday, July 25, 2010

Stamp TV Favorite Technique

Gina K. is searching for a new Center Stage guest design team member for August, so I decided I am going to give it a go! She wants us to choose our favorite technique that she has shared over at Stamp TV. It was hard to choose so I went with my most recent favorite, Reverse Nestabilities. I love the dimension it gives to the card. I used Label 9 and circle nestabilities and a circle punch to make the opening for the focal image on this card.

For the sentiment I first punched out the label and then I used my stamp a ma jig to place the "I've been." After inking up the stamp I placed scotch tape over the "thinking about you" part of the stamp, and then stamped. I did the same for the "thinking about you" only I stamped it on a small piece of white paper to place behind the punched out label.

For the focal image I used Gina's video on Happy Fish Copic Coloring. I never would have thought to color in the fish bowl first. I would have been trying to color around that fish! I love how realistic it looks colored this way. When I stamped the fish bowl I didn't ink up the jumping fish so I could place him out of the focal image circle. Then I thought that I would add even more dimension on this card. I stamped the jumping fish on heavy weight pure luxury white paper, colored and cut it out. I attached it to the card using a pop dot to make him look like he's coming at you! ;)

For the inside of the card I had a little bit of the patterned paper left from the focal image, so I used a scallop border punch to fancy it up, and then I stamped the fish image again. It is so fun to color this, I couldn't resist!

Card Details:
Ink: memento rich cocoa and tuxedo black
Paper: GKD green apple, chocolate kiss, white, and patterned paper from Enjoy the Sunshine Stamp TV kit
Accessories: Labels 9 Spellbinders, circle spellbinders, 2 1/2 inch circle punch ek success, modern label punch, offray grograin ribbon, pop dots
Copic Colors: BG000, BG01, Y21, Y38
Thanks for looking!


  1. Terri this is delightful

  2. This is darling. Great colors and design. Just a fun card!