Sunday, 19 February 2012

Something Fishy

My father-out-law (and his wife)  is a koi carp enthusiast and so I'm forever trying to come up with new koi related card ideas!  It's his birthday next week and this year, I've stamped the carp onto metal foil, using dark brown Staz-on, embossed the metal by hand and cut it out. I machine embossed some dark green cardstock (Tim Holtz folder? ) as a background.
I'd like to enter this for the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges Just for men.
Shopping our stash Metal mania
Creative Card Crew  Masculine
Truly Scrumptious All creatures great and small
The Stampman Texture


  1. Wow! You did an awesome job with the koi image! Fab card! Thank you for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

  2. Love the technique. Nice to see something different! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley challenges. Good luck. Jigs Eva x

  3. The image is so cute and love the colors.Use adorable paper panels on the base card.

    Plastic Cards
    Plastic Cards Printing

  4. You did a great job on the kio. I love how aged it looks.

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


  5. I LOVE that fish! So clever - I'm sure he'll love it. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  6. Hi there. Lots of lovely details on your project as well as some nice textures. The Koi came out really well! Thanks for playing along with The Stamp Man texture challenge!

  7. Wow, your foil Koi is just spectacular! What a wonderful card. Any male would just love to receive this beauty. FAB JOB!
    Cindy Porter

  8. What a striking card. It is really fabulous and ideal for a man. Michelle x

  9. what a fab idea :0)..thanks for sharing with us over at Dream Valley Challenges and good luck..hugs Debs x