Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Fish On ~ By the Tide

There is something very tranquil about fish. I am always mesmerized when I  see a beautiful fish tank, or better yet at the Aquarium. I could spend hours watching fish swim. 

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card. With my Audible book turned up, I set to work on this with only the idea that I wanted to use the {By the Tide} stamp set. I also wanted to use my Pacific Point ink. Shockingly, this is the first time I've used it. WHY is that? It's a gorgeous color! 

It was a pretty simple card to create. Only a little time consuming due to the hand cut fish. I really like the way it turned out. I decided to go with a neutral sentiment so it can go with any occasion. Now, I just have to find a manly man-person to give it to...

*The "Ombre" effect was created using a sponge


*I created the bubbles by mixing Pacific Point ink and Crystal Effects together, then used a toothpick to drop them onto the card surface.

Cardstock ~ Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink ~ Pacific Point, Cajun Craze, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie
Stamp Sets ~ By the Tide, Hello Sailor, Gorgeous Grunge
Tools ~ Paper trimmer, paper snips, 1" circle punch, Crop-a-dile, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Blender pen, sponges
Embellishments ~ Hemp twine, eyelets (retired su)


  1. Incredible detail, Melissa! I love your colors, coloring, textures, and style. Very inspiring!

  2. Amazing card,colours and fish really vivid leaping off the card.Take Care,kind regards Stacey


01 09 10