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Koi Pond by Jess

Hello friends!


Designer Jess here today with you!  It's time for our November Release, and one of the stamp sets I was excited to work with is the Koi Pond Beauty Set!  Koi fish seem to be popping up everywhere so this set is right on trend. You are definitely going to want to grab this one!  

First up, my supply list!

Here is my SNS Supply List:

Koi Pond Beauty Rubber Stamp 918

Super Thick White Embossing Powder EP355

White Detail Embossing Powder EP298

Versamark Ink VM001

Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens - Assorted Sets

Nuvo Crystal Drops - Morning Dew 677N

1/4" Tear-ific Tape SAT01

Clear Detail Embossing Powder EP120

Nuvo Hybrid Ink - Black Shadow 210N



This was a simple card to make - I really loved how my background turned out! Here's how I created it:

Step 1 - Create Your Background



I used a "smooshing "technique to do it!  I simply dropped "drops" of Nuvo Aqua Flow Watercolor Pens onto my Glass Mat, spritzed with water and then placed my paper overtop, letting the paper soak up the ink!  You will never get the same pattern twice and I love how all of the colors mash together to create beautiful new colors!  Once it was dry, I sprinkled on some of the Super Thick White Embossing Powder, heat setting from the bottom until it melts.

Step 2 - Stamp and Color Your Images



I stamped the Koi onto some white cardstock using the Nuvo Hybrid Black Shadow Ink and colored them in with Nuvo Aqua Flow Pens. Once they were dry, I fussy cut them out and covered them with Versamark Ink. Then I sprinkled on Clear Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. This created an amazing finish and shine on the koi!

Step 3 - Build Your Scene!


I arranged the Koi into a circular pattern and then attached them to the card front with Foam Squares.

Step 4 - Sentiment and Finishing Touches

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with White Detail Embossing Powder. I used a turquoise cardstock to mount the background and the sentiment, adhering everything with 1/4" Tear-ific Tape. Finally, to emulate "bubbles", I used the Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew. 



I hope you enjoyed this card - it was my fave from the entire new release!!!

See you again next week!



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