so i had to take a couple of days off to try to catch up after all that stamping and posting - catching up seems to be a never ending job. and even though i have several invites to share, i just couldn't stay away from my stamps! first, i saw a poster on pinterest last night that i immediately pinned to my stamp it board, thinking of the little fish in baby face. and then tonight, i ended up at the cas-ual fridays blog, where this week's challenge is about opposite colors. and well, that + this = orange & blue fish!
i rummaged through my stamp sets for the right words, turning up mostly empty handed, except for you're from papertrey ink's piece of cake. that led me to turn to a couple of alphabets, trajan monogram and alpha blocks, both also from pti. i wanted a few of the words to be small, but i don't have a small alphabet. i briefly considered handwriting them, but i didn't want to have to match inks and i really wanted it to be all stamped. and then i remembered an old provocraft rotating alphabet stamp, like an office date stamp but with letters, which ended up being perfect - yay! the alphabets were slightly larger than what i was originally picturing, which meant that the little fish might get lost, so i decided to put it on a key tag. it added the balance i was looking for, but there was a hole and i didn't want to add ribbon. after a little more playing around, i added another hole to the first to make bubbles. i think it was the perfect solution all the way around! even with the few speed bumps, this card came together really quickly - i love it when something inspires me like this! thank you pinterest & thank you cas-ual fridays...
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