Friday, February 19, 2010

{Ippity} Philosophy

It was a bright sunny day today here in the Northwest - a perfect Friday, and the bright sun put me in the mood for a bright and happy card.  And I had the perfect set - the new Ippity Fishy Pholosophy. 

I love the bright colors in the Basic Grey Lime Rickey collection, and I thought this circle pattern was perfect for a fun fishy card! I created the background for the sentiment by stamping the coral using versamark ink on SU Certainly Celery cardstock.  I also stamped the leaves to create the pattern on the bottom of card using SU Pumpkin Pie ink.  Then it was time to create the fishies - I wanted to make them look as if they were swimming across the card.  I started by stamping them with Palette Noir Hybrid ink and cutting them out.  I then coated them with crystal effects which not only gave them a shiney finish, but also stiffened them so that I could bend them for dimension. I atached them with some dimensionals, and finished the card off with some crystal brads.  This card makes me smile, and I hope it brings some sunshine into everyone's day!  Happy Stamping! 

Joan Signature

12 comments:

Vicki said...

Cute, cute! love the bright colors and shiny fish!

Paige said...

This is a happy card! I love how all the patterns and elements tell the story on your card. The sentiment is perfect!

Rhonda said...

I am still smiling..I love it! Go with the Flow is kinda my motto.

LuLu said...

Great card and love the fresh, zingy colours you have used. The motto is fab too . . . and so apt.

Lou
x

Michelle Forrest said...

Love this card! It's so bright and cherry!

BonnieRose said...

beautiful!

Kathy said...

So cute, definitely made me smile. Love these bright cheerful colors.

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Joan, it certainly brought some sunshine into my day :-)

Hugs
Tracey
xx

Abi Bundy said...

Love your card! what great zesty colours!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely bright card for a grey day! I like the sentiment too :D

Scrappy said...

I likey! Great job on this card! Awesome color combo and I LOVE the little fish! :)

Jen said...

You made these fish look cute on this card! Love your b/g stamping and that paper too!