Hard to see in this photo, but I made a card charm using Aleene's Shrink-It with the fish stamp that I used on the card. It was so simple and fun. I stamped the fish in black Stazon ink on the plastic film, which is just a bit thicker feeling than over-head projector film. I colored him in using Sharpie markers in the same colors I painted the fish on the card and punched it out using my 1.25 inch circle punch. I put the charm in a 250 degree oven for a few minutes, and tadaaa!! It was hard to photograph on this card, so use your imagination that it is wicked cute! A few of my stampin' friends have used shrink plastic lately as well. Check out these glorious creations by Asela Hopkins and Ellen Hutson.
I made this school of fishy friends using the fish stamp by A Muse. I stamped the fish over and over masking the stamped images as I went. Masking allows you to overlap an image, creating depth, and an entire scene! I used a stem/leaf stamp from the Stampin' Up set Watercolor Garden for the seaweed. I used Itty Bitty Backgrounds for all the water bubbles, and even drew in a few of my own with a black marker. I used my favorite sentiment, also by A Muse. Colors on this card are Buckaroo Blue, Cool Caribbean, and Vintage Violet. Ribbon and silver cording finish off the card.
Time for dinner!