Thursday, 16 February 2017

Carp Diem

My partner's step-father's great interest is koi carp- so I'm always having to come up with some twist on the koi theme.

This stamp is an old one - it has no branding on the wooden mount- and I've certainly used it before for his birthday card. I hope I've come up with a fresh design!

I heat embossed the fish in gold on black card and cut it out. I dry embossed the background and coloured it with Cosmic Shimmer gilding polish. The sentiment is Clearly Besotted.

I'd like to enter:
Try it On Tuesday  get messy - I hope it's messy enough - I had to apply the wax with my fingers , but it did wash off nicely!
Moving Along with the Times  for a man
Cards 4 Guyz no patterned paper

13 comments:

  1. that's a fabulous fish Marina and I love that embossed background, i keep buying gilding waxes and forgetting to use them !

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  2. Just super ! Thank you for joining TioT's!

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  3. This is a wonderful card Marina and the background look wonderful as water.

    Thank you for entering it at Try it on Tuesday where I am sure it was a messy for you as your work is usually flawless stamping:) I find stamping messy:(

    Love Chrissie xx

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  4. Very striking and the BG is so clever!

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  5. This gold embossed koi is beautiful! Wow, I'm really impressed with the waves in the embossed background, it feels like I'm in the water :) Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week x Jessie

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  6. A lovely card Marina, it's a wonderful background for your fish.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril

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  7. A very neat card! I like the background, it definitely looks like water. And the shimmer makes it fun for a birthday celebration!

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  8. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  9. This is sooooo cool! That fish is so striking in gold on black... and the dimension of the background looks just exactly right! I want to touch it!haha!

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  10. Oh, look at this, how beautiful! Love how you made the background, the pattern and coloring makes it look like the water is in movement, brilliant!

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  11. Great background for that gorgeous fish!

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  12. Wow, so wonderful, you have come up with a brilliant idea for his card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

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  13. A great card - thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x

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