Reel Great Guys Birthday Slider Card

Reel Great Guy slider card

Today’s project is a slider card.  The main image is from Art Impressions Reel Great Guys stamp set and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic Markers.

I masked the boat and fishermen and stamped the Stampscapes Pine Row 150E in the background several times with Memento Northern Pines ink.  I used Copic Markers G24 and G29 to fill in the areas that didn’t stamp.

The die-cuts around the image panel were cut from black card stock with the C.C. Designs Leafy Branch dies that I have had forever and use all the time.  (Sorry – I think these dies are discontinued now.)

The die to make the slider opening is from Lawn Fawn’s Slide On Over set.  (I saved the piece that was cut out to put behind the opening so the background in that area would match the rest of the image when the fish is slid up and down.)

The main image panel was matted on black card stock then adhered to pieces of foam to make room for the slider mechanism.  Under this is a piece of watercolor paper that was colored with Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks.  (I applied the inks to a craft sheet, spritzed with water, then pressed and twisted the watercolor paper through the inks until covered.)

Copic Markers used on main image:

Fisherman on left . . . Vest: FYG1, FYG2, YG13, YG06.  Hat: R14, R17, R27.  Shirt: B21, B23, B26. Fishing Pole: E33, E07. Hair: E19.

Fisherman on right . . . Vest: B63, B66, B69. Hat: YG23, G24. Shirt: B60, B63, B24. Hair: E19, W7, Colorless Blender 0.  Fishing Pole: E07.  Bobber: R14, R27.

Skin – both fisherman: E000, E00, E02, R02, R23, BV00.

Boat: E33, E35, E39.  Water: B91, B93, B95, B97.  Sky: B000, B00, B01.  Tree reflections in water: G28. A white gel pen was also used to add highlights to the water.

The fish is from the Simon Says Stamp Father’s Day Finds stamp set and was colored with FYG01, FYG02, YG01, YG23, Y02, B06, BG49, and BG78.  I added dots of BG18 to the face and tail fin and G29 to the body to create interest/texture.

Here is a view of the inside of the card:

RGG inside

Both of the sentiments are from the Art Impressions Reel Great Guys stamp set and were cut out with a couple of Spellbinders dies.  The background piece was again colored with Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks, but this time I applied them directly to the watercolor paper with a foam applicator and then lightly spritzed with water.  The bubbles were added with Echo Park’s Bubbles Stencil and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink.  Then I used another Echo Park stencil and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide to add some fish to the background.  The following Memory Box dies were cut from black card stock: 99747 Family of Fish, 99745 Ocean Critters, and the “seaweed” and ocean plants at the bottom were actually created with Memory Box die 99461 Wildflower Landscape!

And let’s not forget the back of the card:

RGG back

I cut out Memory Box 99461 Wildflower Landscapes and 99463 Deep Sea Corner from black card stock and adhered them to patterned paper.  The “Birthday Fishes” sentiment is from the AI Reel Great Guys set and the fishing pole and fishing line with hook and bobber are from the Simon Says Stamp Father’s Day Finds.

Well, that’s it for today – hope you liked the project and thanks for visiting!





Art Impressions Arbor


This fun card was made with the Arbor and other stamps from Art Impressions Watercolor Series 7 Set 1 #3544 as well as a few stamps from the WC Foliage Set 1 #4051 and the Garden Blooms from the Watercolor Series 7 Set 2 #3545.

Marvy LePlume II markers used include #86 African Violet, #15 Olive Green, #72 Pine Gren, #20 Magenta, #40 Brownish Gray, and #8 Violet.

The card blank was made from Gina K. Designs Blue Denim card stock.  Then the image was matted with  Gina K. Designs Black Onyx card stock and attached to a piece of patterned paper from the Heartfelt Creations Italiana Riviera collection.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card! Make it a crafty week!

Art Impression Garden Cart

Sue 2016

This card features the Garden Cart from the Art Impressions Watercolor Series 7 Set 2, #3545.  Other stamps used include the Teeny Tiny Grass, Jumbo Grass, and Small Vine from the AI WC Foliage Set 1, #4051; the Bird from the AI Flowering Mailbox, #4607; the Teeny Tiny Flowers from AI WC Flower Set, #4052; and the Flowers set of 2 from AI WC Series 6 Set 1, #3497.

Marvy Le Plume II Markers used include #8 Violet, #20 Magenta, #15 Olive Green, #86 African Violet, #72 Pine Green, #40 Brownish Gray, #45 Sepia, #8 Brown, #88 Terra Cotta, and #100 Sapphire.

Thanks for stopping by!  Keep on crafting!

Art Impressions Wooden Gate 2

Pam 2016

This is another card I have done using the Art Impressions Wooden Gate, #4762.  I also used the Teeny Tiny Grass and the Small Vine from the AI Watercolor Foliage Set 1, #4051 as well as the Daisy Bunch from the AI Watercolor Flower Set, #4052.

Marvy Le Plume II markers used today include #86 African Violet, #8 Violet, #15 Olive Green, and #72 Pine Green.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Have a crafty week!


Watercolor Mailbox

Lynn 2016

This fun card features the Art Impressions Flowering Mailbox, #4607. Marvy Le Plume II markers were used to color the image: #45 Sepia, #86 African Violet, #8 Violet, #15 Olive Green, #6 Brown, #75 Sky Blue, and #28 English Red.

The completed image was cut out with one of the Spellbinder’s Nestabilities Standard Circle Dies. It was matted on black card stock cut out with the largest of the Spellbinders Floral Doily Motif dies.

The green background paper is from the Heartfelt Creations Italiana Riviera Paper Collection.  The card base was made from Gina K. Designs Blue Denim card stock.

Thanks for visiting – hope you have a crafty day!


Keep In Touch

Mary 2016

The focal point of this Keep In Touch card is the English Phone Booth from the Art Impressions Watercolor Series 6, Set 2 #3498.  The foliage and flower stamps are from various Art Impressions watercolor sets, including #4051 WC Foliage Set 1.

Marvy Le Plume II markers used today include #86 African Violet, #45 Sepia, #15 Olive Green, #72 Pine Green, #8 Violet, #75 Sky Blue, #17 Steel Blue.

I received inspiration for this card from an Art Impressions tutorial that can be found here.

Hope you have a wonderful week!


Art Impressions English Door

Patty H 2016

Another fun card with Art Impressions Watercolor stamps.  This one features the door and one of the containers from #3498 Watercolor Series 6, set 2.

Marvy Le Plume II markers used on today’s card include #45 Sepia, #17 Steel Blue, #15 Olive Green, #86 African Violet, #8 Violet, #20 Magenta, #6 Brown, and #40 Brownish Gray.

Please visit the Art Impressions You Tube channel here for a great tutorial featuring this door.

Thanks for visiting!