Hi friends! Last night I came up with the idea to make a shaker card using the Hero Arts Color Layering Koi stamp set. Well, it was a great idea. . . Only I had to revert to "plan b" because my acetate sheets weren't long enough to make a shaker frame for an 8 1/2" slimline card! There was also a minor disappointment when one of the koi fish I had stamped didn't make the cut as I ran out of working space. Poor purple koi! So, while this card turned out entirely different than the image I had in my mind, I still like the end result. Even if it doesn't shake, at least it sparkles thanks to a layer of Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter!
The base of this A10 card is made from Crumb Cake cardstock. The first matted layer is an 8 1/4" x 3 1/4" sheet of Balmy Blue cardstock. I cut a 8" x 3" sheet of Neenah Solar White Smooth cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using a dotted embossing folder. Using the Lawn Fawn Glue Tube I added a layer of Lawn Fawn Chunky Glitter at the bottom of the card. The colors for the koi fish (in the order they appear on the card) are: Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Blushing Bride and Balmy Blue. *Note - I stamped off the first layer of ink on the first color layering koi. I die cut each koi and adhered it to the card using 3M foam adhesive. I stamped five lily pads in Mint Macaron ink and die cut each individually. I stamped five lily pad flowers in Pineapple Punch ink. I adhered both the lily pads and lily pad flowers to the card with 3M foam adhesive for added dimension. Lastly, I put a layer of Clear Wink of Stella over all the fish and lily pads for added sparkle.
Here is the Color Layering Koi stamp set and coordinating dies from Hero Arts that I used to create today's card:
I hope you enjoy this colorful and slightly whimsical card.
Thanks for visiting and have a wonderfully creative day!
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