Hi there fellow card enthusiasts. Today I am highlighting a card I have made using a lovely Koi Carp from a series of stamps by Sheena Douglass called A Little Bit Oriental.
This is a good sized stamp and amply fills a 6 inch square card, so I decided to keep it quite simple. I saw this background of circles representing bubbbles used by a lady called Miranda who is a design team member for Designs by Ryn so decided to give it a try.
To do this I cut templates from paper using three different sized nesting dies from Xcut making sure to leave plenty of space round the circle to cover the card. I used them randomly to make a nice shape using a mixture of Adirondack ink in Stonewashed and Memento London Fog just to darken the blue a little. As my templates were a little flimsy I used the appropriate sized die to cover the edges of the paper and sponged the colour through. I then layered this on some black card. I stamped the Koi on a separate piece of card using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink, coloured it with Promarkers, cut it out, applied it to the background with Pinflair Glue Gel to make it stand out a bit, and lastly added a sentiment.
It's not a technique I have used very often but I hope you agree it makes a simple but effective backdrop to the lovely Carp.
Thank you for looking at my blog today.