A Circle of Fish

June 5, 2015


Hi! It’s Candy. I was in a fishy mood and decided to share a technique-filled card with you today … I love all of the movement it has.

1. Create card base from dark blue cardstock, cut 4.25″ x 11″, scored and top-folded.

2. Cut blue wavy-lined background paper 4.25″ x 5.5″. Ink edges and adhere to card base.

3. Cut light background paper 3.2″ x 5″. Cut out Tags & More 2 – Deco. Cut out star-shaped hole reinforcer from same die set from orange paper.


4. Cut Outdoor Edges die through bottom portion of tag as shown above. Ink edges. Ink star and adhere to top of tag. Add twine. Adhere tag to card with a 1/8″ gap between bottom and top of card.

5. Cut a piece of Shimmer Sheetz slightly larger than Circles die. Cut a piece of Transparent Double-Sided Tape the same size and adhere one side to the back of the Shimmer Sheetz. Die cut using the Circles Die. (Use the Metal Adaptor Plate when die cutting Shimmer Sheetz.) Take out the insides of the circles. Peel off the backing and adhere to the card as shown.


6. Set aside the full circles from the die. The adhesive on the back makes them easy to add to the card at the end.


7. Adhere seaweed to white cardstock, color and cut out. Adhere to bottom left corner of card.

8. Apply Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter to fish peel-offs and color. Click here for video directions. Cut out. Adhere with dimensional foam adhesive.

9. Add circles saved from the die.



Elizabeth Craft Designs:

952 Tags & More 2 — Deco

914 Outdoor Edges

0230 Light Blue Metallic Shimmer Sheetz

503 Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet

1028 Circles

803 Metal Adaptor Plate

2349 Fishes

641 Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter


Paper: Basic Grey

Cardstock: white, black, orange


Copic Markers

Dimensional foam adhesive

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  • Reply Mary Prasad June 8, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Really beautiful! The papers, bubbles, fish… perfect combination!

  • Reply scramblinrosie June 8, 2015 at 12:07 am

    Did you color the fish or did you color the glitter after it was polished down?
    Lovely card. I recently colored that whole sheet of fish stickers on white cardstock out of boredom. Now I know what to do with them!

    • Reply Candy Spiegel June 8, 2015 at 6:11 am

      I colored the glitter after it was polished down, but on other projects I have colored stickers on white cardstock and they are equally beautiful. Have fun creating!!

  • Reply Judi Kauffman June 5, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Just the right amount of sparkle and shimmer! Great card, Candy.

  • Reply angelique June 5, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    What a beautiful card. My husband wanted a card with fish this is something to consider if you don’t mind me remaking it. Love the colors, just beautiful.

  • Reply peggy norman June 5, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Awesome card! I love it. Keep them coming Candy

  • Reply Debra Hensley June 5, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Everything works so well together in this gorgeous card, Candy. Love it!

  • Reply Tina Murphy June 5, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Thanks for the ideas. I live on the ocean and just bought the circles die. The background paper is perfect with the circles!

  • Reply clickityklak June 5, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Love your card…makes me want to buy the fishes now !

  • Reply Raquel Mason June 5, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Great idea to use the solid circles & the way you used Beach Edges to divide the tag.

  • Reply Bonnie June 5, 2015 at 8:20 am

    I love this card! Beautiful!

  • Reply Marge B June 5, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Very nice

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