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December Release- Fish Tank

Marie Heiderscheit

Have you had a chance to look at the December Release stamps? There are six amazing stamp sets in this release and today I am working with the Fish Bowl stamp set. This set is so much fun because you have all these great fish images that are perfect for coloring! Fish of every size, a few shells, and some coral are just what you need to create some really amazing ocean scenes. Here is the most recent card I have created with this stamp set. 

Handmade card using Brutus Monroe's Fish Tank stamp set. So cute!

I started by grabbing a piece of watercolor cardstock. I grabbed the watercolor paper because I was planning on doing more of a watercolor background, but I changed gears and ended up using the Brutus Monroe Polka stencil instead to create some fun circles on just the bottom of the front panel. I thought they looked like bubbles and that fit in perfectly with the ocean theme. 

I used the ink colors Sea and Zest to make some subtle greenish circles that faded off into the white cardstock. Then, I used my scalloped circle punch to punch out a semi circle of vellum and layered in over the circles. I also cut a strip of glitter paper and also a scalloped border from white cardstock to layer underneath the vellum. 

Handmade card created by using Brutus Monroe's Fish Tank stamp set.

With a few of my elements layered down, I then stamped out a few images from the Fish Bowl stamp set and used my Brutus Monroe inks to color them in. I just used an ink blending tool and blended the color over the images. Some of the colors I used were Sea, Cabbage, Zest, Aubergine, and Oz. Once the stamped images were colored, I fussy cut them out and then layered them on the card along with the rest of the elements. 

Handmade card created with Brutus Monroe's Fish Tank stamp set. Cute!

I used a different stamp set that I had in my stash to stamp and emboss the sentiment on a strip of paper that I inked with some coordinating colors. I then adhered the sentiment down on the card using some foam adhesive for dimension. I added a cute little starfish to the left of the sentiment. 

The very last thing I did was I added some blue sequins here and there to the card front, and then adhered the whole panel down to my card base which I also colored with Brutus Monroe inks.

Handmade card created with Brutus Monroe's Fish Tank stamp set.

So that is the card for today! I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did making it! This stamp set is really just so much fun! 

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! If you would like to see more of my work, you can fine me at any of my social media profiles. 

Happy Crafting!
Marie Nicole

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