It’s Super Bowl Sunday and we’re planning a lazy day watching the game. So for my Simple Sunday project I thought I’d create my own super bowl using the Make A Splash Stamp Set.
FIRST MAKE YOUR FISH BOWL
I began my project with a layer of Whisper White Card and a Smoky Slate ink pad. First I stamped the bowl image towards the bottom, then I added the “Just keep swimming” sentiment towards the top.
For the gravel at the bottom I could have used browns and greys but decided on something much brighter.
After mounting the image on my acrylic block I coloured the photopolymer stamp surface using the brush tip of a Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker. Then I tapped the brush tip of other markers onto the stamp surface. In the end I used Bermuda Bay, Pretty Peacock and Granny Apple Green. With that done I breathed on the stamp to remoisten the ink and stamped the gravel in my bowl.
ADD THE FISH TO THE BOWL
Next came my fish, one of three in the Make A Splash Stamp Set. To get the two-tone effect I first tapped the stamp onto a Mango Melody ink pad. Then I turned the stamp over and used a Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker to quickly add some extra colour to the ends of the fins and tail, and also the eye and gills. With that done I stamped the image in the fish bowl.
Now I had my fish I could see where to place the plants. Like the fish, there are three different plant images in the set and I chose the tallest one.
Using the ‘marker to stamp’ technique again I coloured the surface of the stamp using the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Marker and stamped the image in my bowl. Without reinking the stamp I stamped again a little bit to the side of the first. Then I repeated this inking and stamping process twice more.
To complete the scene I used the Coastal Cabana Stampin’ Write Marker to colour the water surface stamp and added this towards the top of the bowl. Then I finished off with the bubbles image, again colouring the stamp surface with the Coastal Cabana marker before stamping on my project.
But before I put away the stamp set I decided to use a fish image as my coordinating feature. However this time I chose the fish with the larger tail.
So using the same colours and technique as before I stamped this new fish in the centre of the flap on a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then I repeated the process to stamp the fish in the bottom left corner on a layer of Whisper White Card. This piece would be used on the inside of the card base.
Now my stamping was complete and I was ready to start putting the card together.
For the card base I cut and scored some Blueberry Bushel Card using my Paper Trimmer. Then I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Next using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I lined the inside of the card base with the second Whisper White piece.
That just left the front of the card to do.
First I mounted the fish bowl piece onto some Bermuda Bay Card using liquid glue. Then I wrapped some linen thread around the layers and tied it in a simple bow. Finally, with more liquid glue, I fixed the assembled layers to the front of the card base and I was done.
MAKE A SPLASH
Oh my goodness I had such fun making this card and I love the result. It just goes to show you don’t need expensive tools or complicated techniques to create pretty projects.
I must say that I actually bought two of the Make A Splash Stamp Set, but not by accident.
In fact as soon as I saw the set I knew it would make a great prize for my monthly host draw. This is my way of thanking customers who don’t have the means to place large orders and earn Stampin’ Rewards. Everyone who places an order up to $200 with me by February 20th and uses my current Host Code XE7473C4 will be entered into the draw. If you place an order over $200, please don’t use my Host Code, as you’ll qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and can use these ‘dollars’ to order this set and other products for yourself.
Last month’s Host Code winner was Marie E and she won the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.
Well that’s all from me for today. I’m spending a couple of hours of creativity in my studio then it’s game time. Whatever you have planned I hope you’re able to find a little time for yourself.
MAKE A SPLASH – Is a ‘host’ stamp set which mean it can only be obtained using Stampin’ Rewards ‘dollars’. You can earn Stampin’ Rewards by hosting an in person or virtual workshop with orders reaching at least $200 CAD before shipping and taxes. Or alternatively place your own order for at least $200 of products (before shipping and taxes) . For more details about the Stampin’ Rewards programme see the Stampin’ Rewards section of my online store.