Monday, April 11, 2011

Glittery Fishbowl Card

Hello everyone :)

Today's project is for the brand new challenge over at Scrapbookaholic By Abby.  The theme for the next couple weeks is an animal and the color orange.  This is in honor of ASPCA's month against animal cruelty. 

I'm not entirely sure if a fish really counts as an animal, but I thought this idea was so cute that I ran with it.  

The little fish is from the Smiley Cards cartridge and is cut at 1.75 inches.  Although you can't see it in the photo very well I embossed the yellow part of the fish with the Tiny Mosaic Cuttlebug Folder.  I also drew some lines on the fins, and a few details on the lips.

I created a window using the fish tank from Create a Critter at 3 inches.  I used my Gypsy to make a rectangle that is 4 inches by 5.25 inches.  I positioned the fish tank in the middle of that piece and cut it out.  

I created a pocket with 2 sheets of acetate and I placed Martha Stewart's Turquoise colored glitter inside it.  All I did to create the pocket was cut 2 sheets at 4 by 5.25 inches.  I put Score Tape all around the edges, being really sure that all the corners were sealed and there were no gaps for the glitter to escape.  I added some glitter in the middle before sticking the 2 sheets together.

I decided not to have the window show all the way through my card.  So, I cut a white piece the same size as the other layers at 4 by 5.25.  I attached my fish to the front of it.  Then I attached the white layer to the card, and the blue layer with the glitter window inside it over the top.

The card is a standard 4 and 1/4 by 5 and 1/2 - so there i a nice little border of the pink card base showing on the front.

Now that you've seen my creation - why not go ahead and head over to Scrapbookaholic By Abby to see what the other girls came up with and enter a project of your own for a chance to win a fabulous prize :)  This time it's a $15 gift certificate to Oh My Crafts.  Plus - this time around it's also building awareness of a really great cause this month. 

The rest of the team is super talented - so make sure and check out what they created to help inspire your creation as well.
Here are the rules for entering your own project for the chance to win a prize:

Link your ORIGINAL post with your project up to Mr. Linky (on her blog)
Mention that your project is for her challenge
Project must be entered by the deadline before Mr. Linky closes.
Project must be on the challenge topic.
Have fun!
Head over to visit Abby, the rest of the Design Team, and to link up your own original creation!


Anonymous said...

That's the prettiest darn fish I've ever seen! The window cut looks great, Amber!

Anonymous said...

such a cute card. I love it.

Abby said...

Such a cute fishy!!!I Love the expression on the fish! CUte card!!!


Love That Bug said...

Super cute. I love the fish.
Good luck in the challenge

Marlene said...

Awww! This is super-duper creative! I love it because it's unique!

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Pammejo said...

Very clever, love the card. TFS

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So cute! I just love those eyelashes!

Kim H said...

Amber that fish is so cute! I love your descriptions! I love that you go into detail with them. The details are amazing! Fish are animals too... that is the only animals we have as our pet! Love the concept of NO cruelty to animals! Great job as always!

tt.scraps said...

Amber -
You never cease to amaze me with your creativity! I love this fish! :)
Thanks for your kind words on my blog! :) I really appreciate it!

Jessica said...

Love your fish! What a great cause!!!
BTW...always happy to share inspiration from other crafters!

Michele said...

AWWWWW!!! I think the name "Michele" needs to put at the top of that card. Love it!! How could I not?? The facial expression is ADORABLE!! :-)

Brenna said...

that is beautiful!! soo cute!! tfs...i have an award for you on my blog!

ScrappingStephanie said...

Amber this is so adorable. It sound like it was a ton of work! Great job, and so much detail. Did you shut down the e-mail account that we are in contact through for the DT? Make sure you let me know because I don't want you to miss any e-mails:) I hope you have taken care of the security issues.

Cindy said...

Pretty super looking card!Great job girl!!! :)

Anonymous said...

A BIG fishy kiss back at ya... that's really cute!

Luv, Your dorky mom :)

Scrappy Zeni said...

very cute card Amber! i love that little fishy and all the glitter you added!