Monday, July 9, 2012

Don't just float...Swim

Hello! I finally got the new summer distress inks in the mail, so I just had to play with them. They are super duper fun and really vibrant colors! I started this card by making my background with tumbled glass and broken china distress inks. While the ink was still wet I flicked on some water to make the little specks. {looks like real water this way} I stamped the Fishie stamp from MarketStreetStamps 3 times and used the new summer distress ink to color them. I just blot some ink onto my craft sheet and squirt some perfect pearls and water mixture into each ink to make a shimmery "paint". Then I just painted on the colors with paint brushes. You can see the shimmer better here...

I filled in the bubbles {also from Fishie} with a sakura glitter pen and added glossy accents over top of it to make the bubbles...bubblier :) I did the same thing on the dots in the sentiment that is also from the adorable Fishie set from MarketStreetStamps. Oh, and I added glossy accents to their eyes....EEK I just think this Fishie set is so super cute, and it's only 5 bucks! 

PSST...Market Street Stamps has a mini release, and it's adorable! :) 

♥ Nikki ♥

12 comments:

  1. OMW....sooooo cute =) loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee it! So happy... I can check blogs and see all of these wonderful cards...I added your Blinky today to my blog wooohoo ! Happy Crafting

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  2. Love this Nikki!! You have such a creative mind! Love the water flecks!

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  3. Great details and love that water for the fish.

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  4. So cute--and such great techniques you used to make this card. TFS!--Pat N.

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  5. ADORABLE!!! I just got those inks too...and think I might have to use your ideas to play with them a little! This is just GORGEOUS!!!

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  6. Nikki ~ OOOMMMGGG! I really want to write this comment in ALL caps becasue I am SCREAMING here! I LOVE the whole entire card!!!! What FABULOUS ideas for the water, the bubbles and the fish!!! It TOTALLY makes them look real!!! WOW!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!

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  7. Beautiful!! The colors are so pretty and the fish are just too fun!! Great great job!!
    Tracy

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  8. WOW Nikki,The colors and fish are AMAZING!How FUN:)

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  9. This is a super adorable card! Love the fish and bubbles!!

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  10. I got my ink too, but haven't played yet. These colors went Great for this card. Smooches... Felicia

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