Monday, July 9, 2012

Koi Flip Card

OK - the cat's out of the bag...............it's my actual Birthday today - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!! I'm one who likes to give parties not celebrate my own so am keeping it low key: some nice lunch with my Honey and quiet time at home............yay!!! Just what I wished for.

But today, here's an Koi Flip Card............boy, I struggled with this one but finally, it turned out great (I think).  Leave me a comment to let me know.  The card style can be purchased in the Silhouette On Line Store and is called a Flip Card.  There are many videos on You Tube that show this style of card but the Flip card from the Silhouette on line Store finishes 4-1/4" x 5-1/2": perfect to fit into a A@ size envelope.   Yippeee..............right?  Asian Cuttlebug embossing folders used on SU Sahara Sand card stock. Koi fish is a Cherry Lynn Die which can be purchased here. Corner dies used are from Corner Deco from Cherry Lynn: B174 Lace  1 and can be purchased here.  The die was trimmed in half, attached to the front of the card using a Quickie Glue Pen. SU Night of Navy card stock is the card base with Darice Polka Dot Embossing Folder.  Only the exposed Night of Navy was embossed and not the inside circle part at all. See attached link here on You Tube posted on January 24, 2009 Double Embossing with Cuttlebug and Nestibilities to see how to achieve this shape..............it's so cool! SU Pumpkin Pie is used throughout this card as an accent.
And, Dew Drops attached as bubbles with mini glue dots.
Here's an overview of the card:
Inside: card is flattened - Calligraphy is a Hero Arts Thanks stamp using black ink. Inside strip is 7.8" wide with a little bit of Pumpkin Pie showing.
Another view:
To create the Koi fish, die cut in white Neenah white paper. Then trace around the Koi using a pencil. 
Randomly color sections using Copic Y18, 110 Black, Y38, YR07. Color the die cut Koi with YR07 and Y38.  This way the Koi colors will match the "scales" made".  Adhere trimmed Koi on top of the randomly colored card stock with a Quickie Glue Pen.  Trim Koi, add dimensionals, then attach to the Asian embossed circle.
I thought to add some flowers on the inside bottom right corner but darn, no flowers to match the Koi...............oh well, it would have been too difficult to put through the mail anyway. Hope you enjoyed this post.  Thank you for visiting today.

11 comments:

Aluna said...

Really beautiful card :)

Lynnor Goodwin said...

Gorgeous!!! Love how you colored the koi!!

-Candi said...

Wow I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Everything about it is perfect and I would have never thought to do the fish that way, genius! I'm going to have to get him!

-Candi said...

forgot to add, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Karen L said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Patti!

Allison said...

Wow this is super gorgeous! Love the flip card, colors and embossing! Certainly an inspiration!!

Karli said...

Happy Birthday my friend! Hope your day was as awesome as your crafty creations :) Big hugs~

lisa808 said...

Happy Birthday!

Carole said...

Swinging fishes that's fabulous. Happy Birthday!

Jan Castle said...

Don't you love the koi!!!! So pleased with it! Your card is fabu!!!!!!
A little tip for next time...if you run thru your koi die right in the middle of your Big Shot/Cuttlebug machine, chances are it will cut the outside edges thru, but not completely thru in the center. This will allow you to put some scotch tape on the back to hold the pieces in place so you can use it as your solid shadow koi, layering the lacy koi on top. Works like a charm with my Big Shot! (this tip is from Mike)
Paper Hugs,
Jan

eunice said...

WooHoo!!! This is a beauty of a card, Patti! Man, I love the way you did the backing for the koi...when I first saw your card, I thought, "Where did she get that PAPER??!!!" You certainly come up with the BEST ideas for making everything turn out so PERFECT! Love it!!!!