Monday, May 15, 2023

Birthday FISHES: Two Handmade Birthday Card Ideas {New from Impression Obsession}

Whether you enjoy fish swimming in a tank, or fish hanging from your fishing pole . . .or you know someone who does, you'll love the fishing themed stamps and dies that are brand new from Impression Obsession. Today I'll show you two very different ways to use the Pail and Fish die set, plus the adorable coordinating fish puns from the Birthday Fishes stamp set. These handmade cards will make all your FISHES come true! ;) 

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Today's first card features some inky watercolor fish. These guys were really fun to make. To try this technique, begin with a sheet of watercolor paper. Mist it lightly with water, and then drip some liquid watercolor or re-inker onto the paper. I used shades of blues and greens, and then added a splatter of Spellbinders Gold Silk. Allow the watercolor paper to dry, and then die cut fish from it. This die set includes four fish, so it's quick and easy to cut as many fish as you'd like!
Many fish is exactly what you'll need for the second fishy idea. Anyone saying, "One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish" in their head right now? This card begins with plain and simple die cutting. Grab whatever colors you'd like, die cut and assemble. I put my fishies on an embossed background, that looks like bubbles! Then, finish those cuties off with some wiggle eyes! Here's a tip: cut some of the fish in half, attaching them at the edge of the cardstock to give your fishy scene added interest.

This week the Impression Obsession designers are celebrating the May release with a two-day blog hop! Ready to CATCH all the fishy details? 
CATCH this!
  • Check out all the designer inspiration using this month's new clear stamps, dies, and papers. Find today's links below, or stop by the IO blog for a list of participants. Shop the new release HERE!
  • Two lucky customers who place an order between May 15-21 will receive a special Impression Obsession prize package added to their order! Will it be YOU?
  • Have you been to the IO website lately? It's undergone a huge makeover. You'll LOVE the new layout, enhanced features and usability! looks BEAUTIFUL! 
Don't Miss a Stop on the Hop!
Laura Williams <<you are here!>>

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1 comment:

Melissa Leftrick said...

Love these!!! So many people I can think of that would love to receive a card with these fish!