Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sushi Bowl Friends

This is a huge departure for me. I was getting tired of over-embellishing and decided to go to the other extreme for balance. This is a one-layer card with the fish popped out with 3D-Dots. Very simple.

I stamped the fish bowl from the Stampendous' Sushi Bowl Party set (SSC194) on watercolor cardstock from Archiver's with Versafine Onyx Black ink. The hard part with the fish bowl is that it is a clear stamp and is very flexible. So imagine trying to make it symmetrical! Oye!

I colored the fish bowl with chalks and Prismacolor pencils (the darker parts of the sand). I used SU markers for the fish. Then I went over their fins and tails with Stickles to oomph them up a bit.

Well, not much else to say other than that I used the ticket corner punch on the corners and used one of the sayings from Stampin' Up! Life Cycles with the bicycle blocked off with a Post-It note. I thought it was a perfect saying for this scene.


Stamps: Stampendous Sushi Bowl Party (SSC194), Stampin' Up! Life Cycles

CS: Archiver's white watercolor cardstock

Ink: Versafine Onyx Black

Other: Stampin' Pastels, Alligator clip, tiny pompoms (for applying chalks), Prismacolor pencils, SU Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie and Cameo Coral markers. Inkssentials white opaque pen (for whites of eyes), Orange Peel and Yellow Stickles, Stamp-a-ma-jig (for aligning saying), Post-It note (for blocking), 3D-Dots, ticket corner punch


  1. This card is hilarious! Your colouring is AMAZING!! Love how you popped the fish out!!

    Happy Stamping!!
    Lesley :)

  2. Just one more proof that simple is beautiful! Love how you pictured the card on a BLACK background...

  3. Ooooo, this is phenomenal, Kim!!