Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Try Stamping on Tuesday!

It's Tuesday and you know what that means---only three more days of school for my son!!!!!!! Oh and the Try Stamping on Tuesday Challenge too!  Here is my sample for this week --  I got a bit silly with the fish from the By the Tide set....

What do you think?  A fishy anniversary card???  Maybe I am stretching it a bit, but hey, maybe not! What do you think?  Actually I know what you may be thinking--there is only one fish in that set and it faces only one way--how did she get two fish looking at each other!  Well let me tell you a little secret.....If you stamp you image on one of our fabulous clear blocks and then use that to stamp the image on your paper you will get the reverse image!  So easy--you have to be sure to keep a steady hand when stamping on the block and then be sure it all transfers to the card stock--I do this by laying the block on the work space--stamping the fish on it, then leaving the block were it is and putting the card stock on top of it.  Then I can rub the image a bit to be sure all parts are stamping on there--then very carefully lift the card stock up and there you have it--a mirror image!  Nice huh?!

Stamps:  By the Tide, Teeny Tiny Wishes, water droplet stamp from the 1st paper pumpkin kit
Paper: Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Cherry Cobbler
Other: 1" circle punch, chevron embossing folder, three heart punch, blender pen,

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Happy Tuesday!
Mary Jo

6 nice people left a comment:

lisa808 said...

Love the 'mirrored' fish.

Nancy Seed said...

Too cute and no it's not too Fishy for an anniversary card!

Sarah said...

Cute card and I have to agree with Nancy - it's not too fishy for an anniversary card. Also fantastic tip on mirror imaging - will have to try this one for sure =)

Sandi said...

Love the tip using the acrylic block, never thought of using that instead of the Stamp-Ma-Jig acrylic sheet. What I love even more is the colors in your fish -- they look so real!!

Cheryl Mooney said...

Oh, I love it!! You took the set to a whole new dimension with the mirror image and romantic theme. That clinches it, the set is a must have.

Carol Carriveau said...

I love what you did and THANK YOU for sharing how you did it! Will definitely give that 'trick' a try. Love your card...the fish are fabulous and it could be used for any celebration!