I used my new Color Layering Goldfish stamp set from Hero Arts and this Freshly Made Sketch to make this card of encouragement for a friend.
Following the directions in Jennifer McGuire's Water Color + Embossing Folders video, I swiped mini distress ink pads across the flat side of an embossing folder, used the inked folder to emboss a piece of White Daisy cardstock, misted the now embossed and inked panel with water until it was saturated, and let it dry. Of course it warped as it dried, so I ran it through my Cuddlebug set up as though I were going to use a die cut to flatten it out.
Next it was time for the goldfish. I used my MISTI to stamp the first two layers leaving the second layer stamp in the MISTI and an acrylic block to stamp the "facial features." I then stamped over the fish with Versamerk using the second layer stamp and embossed it with clear detail powder. I repeated the embossing process two more times for dimension and shine. The sentiment was embossed using a mixture of Sapphire and black powders on vellum.
Now to put it together. I folded the ends of the vellum under the background panel and applied a toothpick sized bit of liquid glass under parts of the sentiment and the fins of the fish. I attached the fish with thin foam tape and used liquid glass to embellish his eye and create some bubbles.
Thank you for stopping by! Until next time, Hansi
Paper: White Daisy cardstock from Close to My Heart, Vellum
Stamp: Color Layering Goldfish by Hero Arts
Ink: Broken China, Pine Needles, and Chopped Sapphire Distress Inks by Ranger, Honey, Poppy, and Cocoa by Close to My Heart, Versamark
Embellishments: Clear Detail embossing powder by Stampendous, liquid glass by Close to My Heart, Quatrefoil embossing folder by Close to My Heart