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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Oxide trouts

My dad is a keen fly fisherman, so for his birthday I either make a fish themed card, or a golf themed one, as he loves to play golf also.

This time I went for some trouts and flies. My dad ties his own flies, an elaborate hobby in itsef! So when I saw the trout and the fly stamps from Emerald Creek Craft Supplies, I just had to get them!!

I stamped the trouts and the flies with vintage photo and broken china distress oxides and spritzed them with plenty of water, to make them bleed. Unfortunately the pic does not do the effect justice. The pigments stay in their place, but the dye bleeds perfectly. I love the effect. After it was all dry I stamped the flourishes with iced spruce distress oxide and also spritzed it with water...

After that I stamped the sentiment with peeled paint distress oxide and again spritzed with water.
Last but not least I stamped the sentiment again but this time in black and heatembossed it with clear embossing powder.

I inked the edge of the topper with walnut stain distress ink and stuck it on a black mat and glued it all on a kraft card blank.

Thank you for taking the time to have a peek.
Take care and keep your craft on!

This card has been entered in the Emerald Creek Dare Surf and Turf.....

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful stamping layers Freddie! Thanks for taking on this month's Emerald Creek challenge!