Monday, April 18, 2016

Simply Fishy

If you're like me, you immediately took interest in this week's theme at Shopping Our Stash: You Stamped With What?!! People have come up with such great ideas!

I had the perfect object in my stash: a lattice-patterned plastic hanger that I've had in my stash for at least a year. I applied ink directly onto it and it stamped quite easily. I stamped it in green 3 times, once vertically and twice horizontally. I used a wet wipe to take off the border. I left the border for the yellow stamps on the base card.

I cut a circle from fun foam, taped it to a stamp block & stamped it in yellow. The sentiment was stamped in green with a Rogue Redhead Designs rubber stamp. Honestly, I chose it because of how it balanced visually, but the pun was an added bonus! I wet the stamp to bleed the ink a bit, for sharp color & an artsy look. The "carp" (Viva Las Vegastamps) was inked once with blue & stamped thrice.

Color Throwdown: Color Combo #388
Less is More #271: 3 stamps (I'm not sure if this counts, but I linked it up)
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #247: You Stamped With What?!!

Update: This was chosen as a Top Pick for Shopping Our Stash Challenge #247!

Thank you for visiting & inspiring my crafting!


  1. Wow - this this card turn out wonderful. A brilliant idea stamping with that hanger!

  2. Fab take on the colour sketch and there are so many things that I love about this card!!
    The lattice pattern from the hanger, the funky fish and the punny sentiment! Awesome!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH for our "You Stamped With What??" challenge!

  3. Brilliant card and loving the head on fish stamp !!

  4. What a creative stamping tool! Love how it turned out. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

  5. oh that's as AWESOME as it is clever! absolutley in love with this... i've spent big bucks on stamps & stencils i don't like 1/2 as much as that fab lattice hanger... you are a clever girl!!! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us this week! ♥♥♥

  6. FAB upcycling with the plastic hanger/stamp


  7. OMG!! I can't love this card enough! Love that fish and sentiment, and get out! you stamped with a hanger! How brilliant is that! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  8. What a fab fish stamp! I love the colours you've used. How clever stencilling through the hanger. Great LIM entry!

  9. That is way cool! I love it! :)

  10. Clever card! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  11. A fun and striking card here. Lots of white space and vibrant colour.
    So thrilled you could play along at our 3-stamp theme this week but I'm struggling to see a link to our challenge at Less is More. Please could I ask you to add that?
    Many thanks Sarah


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