Thursday, May 17, 2012

OLW88 Koi Strikes Again

This koi is one of the most brilliant stamps ever.

Hyperbole is fun, and sometimes, it's true.

I used the Hero Arts Wood background stamp through a 1.75" square mask punched out of a post-it. Then, leaving the mask in place, I sponged a bit of the same color ink (Ancient Page Neptune) to fill in the water. After removing the mask, I stamped the koi just ever so slightly falling out of the lines of the square. The sentiment tucks right into the koi and hangs off the edge a bit as well. This may mean it doesn't qualify for the challenge exactly, but it's pretty darn close!

stamps: Papertrey Masculine Motifs, Hero Arts wood background
ink: Ancient Page Neptune, SU pumpkin pie, Memento Gray Flannel
paper: white
accessories: square punch, post-it, sponge


  1. Great masking technique - so simple and lovely :)

  2. Absolutely stunning CAS card! Love that Koi stamp!

  3. Love how the wood background looks like ripples in a pond! Great out of the box thinking!

  4. Another great card! Love the woodgrain used for ripples in the water! Just wondering, how big can the square be on this type of card, and still be balanced? I have a gecko stamp that I love that curves like your koi, but it's larger. Perhaps if I turned the card landscape-style?

  5. Stunning! Love the pairing of stamps and colors! Happy weekend, Susan!


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