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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Hope Your Day Goes Swimmingly!

I know mine has, and it shows in my card today.  I made a 5x5 square card using the Hambo Stamps digi image "Snorkel Boy". The Hambo Challenge this week is to use Glitter, Stickles, atyou Spica pens, glittery embossing powders, etc.  It's all about the SPARKLE!
So. I printed my digi image in Zoom Browser software,so that I had more freedom in the sizing.  I ended up with an image larger than 2x3 but not quite 3x5 (then chopped off just a little more). I used a blending tool on the white space of my printed image after coloring it with Copics so that it wasn't so stark white. While looking for patterned paper, my hand closed on the teal glitter paper and I knew how I'd make my card SPARKLE!  I built it up from there: the neon-swirled background paper, the black cardstock framing, even the teal glaze I used for my snorkel boy's air bubbles.
I even printed an extra image in a smaller size so that I could place a (fussy-cut) smaller fish next to its mommy.  A few adhesive-backed jewels above my boy's fins, as well as at the bottom of my framed glitter paper (difficult to see in this photo), make an attempt at splashes in the water.
My sentiment is one of four (!) that come with this fabulous Hambo Stamps digi image.
Now, swim on over to the Hambo Hoedown for your chance to win!!


Jan Hunnicutt said...

Oh what a fun card! I love the sparkle you've been able to achieve with this!

Thanks for playing in our Hambo Hoedown this week!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Pat - this is AMAZING!! Gorgeous sparkle and you've totally made him look like he's diving in the depths of the ocean! GORGEOUS! Thanks for joining us at the Hoedown this week!

Crafty Hugs!

Kris Chirhart said...

Great card, Pat! I love the deep mysterious colors you used!! Thanks for playing along at the Hambo Hoedown this week!

Holly said...

wonderful card Pat. Love the glittery paper on the side.

Carolina Little said...

Pat, your card looks great for this challenge. I can feel the water all around it!!!. Thanks for playing at the Hoedown!!!