Whimsy Stamps ~ Fancy Fish

Hey there crafty friends, I'm here with a lovely nautical themed card today, using the Fancy Fish Stamp Set from Whimsy Stamps. This is such a versatile and lovely stamp set, which can work for many themes, but today, I've opted to create a generic 'thinking of you' design. This will come in handy I'm sure as I've some family members going through some tougher times right now and it's nice to know you're being thought of when these things are going on.

I just love this amazing underwater slimline paper pack that Whimsy created, there are so many gorgeous scenes, both portrait and landscape in design, so it works well whichever way you choose to have your design. I opted for one of the landscape papers for this card and had the idea of using a fabulous slimline die set called Slimline Wobbly Windows from Whimsy to create a little caverns and caves type scene for the fish to swim through. It's a bit cheaty on my part actually, because I cut up one of the fish to be three! But you only see little bits of these fish that are swimming in the caves, so it worked really well and saved me some colouring time. Not that these are hard to colour! They're actually really easy and a real pleasure. I stamped these fish in Blueprint Sketch Memento Oxide ink, then coloured the lime green areas with my Copic Markers. If you've followed my blog for a little while you may recall a previous card I did using the Slimline Wobbly Windows Die in a similar way, you can see that post here.

That adorable little seahorse comes from a Crissy Armstrong Stamp Set called Mermaid Moments, which I created with recently and coloured up two of these cuties at the time, but only used one, so here is the second, finishing off this card perfectly, playing hide and seek with the fish. I white heat embossed the sentiment so it showed well against the darker background, this sentiment is from another Whimsy Stamps Clear Set called Flight of the Butterflies, designed by Denise Lynn, the owner of Whimsy Stamps. I also used a tiny 'bubbles' stamp to create a few air bubbles above two of the fish, to ground them in the scene. I used white pigment ink to stamp them. I find it's tiny details like this, that can really bring a scene together. The paper actually has little air bubbles printed on it too, so it worked really well in this design. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today, I wish you a lovely day and will see you again very soon with another crafty adventure, so watch this space, I've been crafting like crazy these past few weeks, so I've lots to share! Hugs until then and happy crafting xoxo

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Another gorgeous seascape Wends - Love the dark background you have given these wee critters - the three-from-one fish is brilliant, as it gives the impression of more fish without the card becoming cluttered
Dawn T said…
what a fabulous card Wendy. Love those fish and that cute as sea-horse.
Chris said…
Such a lovely design Wends, the dark background works beautifully and provides a wonderful contrast to your vibrant fish.
Pat said…
Fabulous card Wends, I love the dark background paper and all the beautiful colours you have used in your scene, your wonky windows die makes the caves looks so effective with your little fish peeping out. A great make.

Pat xx

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