Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop August 17 - Dawn Olchefske - Fish Bowl


Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper, Dawn Olchefske - we are thrilled to have Dawn join us this month and so excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by her .  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.
Blooms & Wishes card created by Dawn Olchefske for DOstamperSTARS Thursday Challenge #DSC186 #dostamping #stampinup
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This is the card by Dawnthat I have chosen to CASE. As soon as I saw the card I started thinking of things that I could fit into the gap!
This card features some sneak peeks of new products from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue that will be available from 1st September 2016.
Eventually I decided to create a little living room scene with a bowl of fish!  I used the Ghoulish Grunge stamp set (142238) to create the wall and "curtains".  This is a new set in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue.
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I used Dawn's tutorial to make the basic card but added a couple of layers
I used my usual method to put the fish into the gel. (see here , here and here).  I used the Sprinkles punch with Basic Gray and Sahara Sand cardstock to create some stones for the bottom of the fish bowl.
To create the bowl shape, I used the largest of the Layering Circles dies - partially cutting with it and then cutting the straight edges with a craft knife.
The bows are dies included in the new Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies (141851) in the new Holiday Catalogue.

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Squeezing (gently!) the gel makes the fish move around the bowl!
I hope you've enjoyed this card and I welcome your comments. 

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'Til next time.
Stephanie

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38 comments:

  1. You have really created something special Stephanie. Well Done. Angexo

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  2. Hi Stephanie, Wowser what an awesome card, talk about taking it to the top, girlfriend. It is a shame we cannot press it gently on the screen to make the fish move. Genius!

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    1. Thanks for that lovely comment, Christine! Yes - it's quite fun to move the fish around!

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  3. Well done, Stephanie. I'm privileged one to have seen this and touched it!! Trust me it's awesome and looks much better than photo.

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    1. Ah, Satomi! You are so kind! Thank you.

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  4. I love these little fish swimming in their bowl! What a great idea! xx

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  5. WOW! What a CASE, love it. Looks awesome

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  6. What an awesome card Steph.....gotta love fishies

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  7. Wonderful idea Steph. Love the fish.

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  8. So realistic!! love it Stephanie

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    1. Thanks Carolina. The benefit is that they don't need feeding!

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  9. Its amazing how you can interpret a stamp set and turn it into something realistic ... love your fishbowl and curtains :) Amazing work Stephanie

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  10. Fun, fun card! I am going to have to break down and buy some hair gel to CASE one of your cards. There are getting to be a few to pick from and they are all brilliant!

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    1. Thanks, Marianne - I really appreciate that.

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  11. Wow, such a cool card Stephanie. Just love it!

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate your comment.

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  13. Wow! Looks amazing! You have perfected this so well - so realistic. Love it! :)

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  14. This is such a cool card! I still haven't tried a gel card but I really want to. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks, Louise. They're great fun to make!

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  15. Super cute! Thanks for your details, too!!!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Donna. And you're very welcome!

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  16. Great gel card...I haven't done one of those in years. Hmmm...may have be revisit it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you, Dawn, for the lovely comment and for all the inspiration you provide.

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  17. I hate to ask! I'd like to know the dimensions of your card. What did you use for your water? Your card is so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! I'd really like to send goldfish to my granddaughter. She would love them, and so would Mum. Can a card like this be mailed? Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! I love your enthusiasm! I don't remember the dimensions (and I've already given away the card!) but I basically followed Dawn's tutorial for the Shadowbox Fun Fold - there's a link near the top of my blog. I made 3 layers instead of 2 so that I could sandwich my gel between 2 pieces.
      I used a shower gel for the water because it's the best I could find at the time. Hair gel would probably be better if you can find it. I liked the colour of this one.
      I don't know about mailing. Technically it should be fine as long as the zip lock bag is properly closed but I think I'd be nervous. If I sent one, I think I'd use a padded bag or small box just to be safe.
      I hope I've helped. I'd love to see your version!

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