Last week was another release for Kindred Stamps! I got to work on one of the most fun sets! I LOVE the Angler Fish from their newest release!

I created two cards for this set, though I fully intend to create a light-up card in the near future!

I started by using Distress Oxides and dusting it over a panel of Neenah Solar White Cardstock in 80lb weight. Then, using the My Favorite Things Die-namics LJD Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows I cut two circles out of this panel.

I cut out a second panel of the same cardstock, laid the first one over this, and positioned my sentiment and anglerfish image in the center of the circles. This stamping, done in my Misti, was incredibly easy to do, and once I lifted my lid I could remove the top panel to stamp with 100% certainty that my images were exactly where I wanted them to be. This stamping was done using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Using Staz-On, I stamped an image of the fish onto some 3M Post-It tape, and I made sure I left my sentiment in my stamping tool as I’d be needing to come back to it later.

Using Copic Markers I colored the anglerfish then cut the Post-It tape fish out and covered the colored fish. Then I used more Distress Oxide to cover this panel. I used slightly darker blues than the previous panel because I wanted to give the allusion that this was further into the water than the first panel.

Placing this panel back inside my MISTI, I re-stamped my sentiment so that the black looked fresh and clear. Then using my FAVORITE adhesive: the Kokuyo Tape Glue Dot Liner, I adhered the top layer to the bottom layer, then I adhered that to a card base of Neenah Solar White in 110lb!

This was a super fun and adorable card to work on!

For my next card, I used an Avery Elle die called Waves as my focal point. First, I took some Arches Cold Press Watercolor Paper and played around with some Colorburst, some Twinkling H2O’s, and Black Distress Oxide Ink to create a fun ocean look. Once this was dry I ran it through my die cutting machine just once, not enough to fully cut through the paper. Using Scor-Tape, I adhered this to my card panel which was made of Neenah Solar White in 110lb. I was really liberal in the usage of my Scor-Tape because those waves did not want to lie flat!

I ran that same die through a sheet of scrap paper because I liked the bottom curve. I fully cut it out so that I could trace this onto black paper which I stamped my sentiment onto with Brutus Monroe Embossing Ink and then scattered some Hero Arts White Embossing Powder onto it. After that was cooled, I used the same embossing ink, to adhere some black embossing powder, to give all of the edges of this curved piece a finished look. I popped this off of my card panel using Scor-Tape and black fun foam.

Then I stamped my fish using Memento Tuxedo Black and colored them with Copic Markers. I fussy cut them and used Ranger Multi Matte Medium to adhere them to my card.

Bam! Two fun cards! I super love this small set, it is small, but there is SO much you can do with it!

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope that I have inspired you!

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