Sunday, October 22, 2017

Best Fishes

This is my post on the Sparkle N Sprinkle blog today.

Diane on the blog today with the cutest digital image
'Gus - Fish Whisper' (Bug-A-Boo).
(Gus is also available in a rubber stamp as well HERE.)

I decided to create a step card with a stenciled background using the
Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

I used painters tape to tape the Stampendous stencil  Bare Trees on my card stock on all four sides.
Working with a marshmallow applicator
(these are little applicators to apply inks and such can just see it
at the top of the photo below)
I them applied Nuvo Embellishment Mousse colors
You need to work rather quickly as the mousse dries quickly.

Starting with the bottom piece, carefully lift the tape off,
then the two sides, and the top lastly, like a hinge.
Below is the finished pretty!

I printed the image the size I wanted in black and white,
then colored with my Copics.
A Spellbinders Scalloped Rectangle was used to die cut the image. 

Using Nuvo Glitter Markers (these are 3 pack pens) from the sets
I colored in the fish, glasses, water drips, boots, cattails,
and a few places on the patches of the pants.

Using 1 1/2" Double Sided Tear-ific Tape on the bottom piece 
and 1/2"  Double Sided Tear-ific Tape on the side pieces of the image,
I sprinkled Chameleon Glitter on.

I printed the digital sentiment, then die cut with a smaller scalloped rectangle.
I once again used the Ember Glow glitter pens to edge the sentiment.

Here is a side view of the card, showing more detail of the background stencil.

Once again the finished card.
Thank you for visiting with me today.

Entering the following challenges:
Watercooler Wednesdays .... Masculine ATG


Shona Erlenborn said...

Super cute creation with little Gus! Love your stenciled background.

Papercrafting Princess said...

Oh my, love the stencil work!!!

Donna Phelan said...

That Face!!!! hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Darlene said...

What a beautiful background! And, who doesn't love Gus ... such a 'happy' guy! LOL

Leslie Miller said...

Tee hee! What a honey! Wow, that stenciled background! Gorgeous! Cool step card. You really set the scene for Gus!

Judy Woodland said...

OH MY STINKIN' GEE!!!!! I love everything about this card. That image is to DIE for, so funny and cute. And your background is ah-mazing. This card is just awesome - it really makes me smile!!!!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, this is so gorgeous!! That background is a work of art!! Gus is absolutely adorable!! The sparkle is fabulous!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Penny Hanuszak said...

Gus the Fisherman is priceless. Love that gorgeous tree background and the fact that this was a step card. Wow! Thanks so much for sharing your card at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my goodness! When did they make a card with my husband's image? This is absolutely perfect. The colouring is wonderful. Your technique with the stencil is simply "wow". The special fold finishes it off wonderfully well. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Created by Kath said...

I love your background! Gus is wonderfully colored making a great masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

Donna Ellis said...

Diane, you certainly outdid yourself with old Gus the fish whisperer! FABULOUS color choices, and the tutorial for the mousse is REALLY GREAT! I hadn't thought of using a stencil in that way, and really like how the background turned out. Lots of glittery happiness surrounding our little fisher-guy, and a wonderful guy style card! hugs, de

Lady Joyful said...

Really fun card and beautifully done! Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting with Friends, Louise DT x

Sandy said...

Fab card, love the background. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs, Sandy DT