Saturday, December 31, 2011

Pucker Up!

Happy New Year's Eve!!

As 2011 comes to a close I thought I'd share 2 new "punch" friends with you.  Meet "George and Lucy" (named by my daughter, Brittany).  These sweet little fishies aren't waiting til midnight to share a smooch!  Their theory seems to be "Life's too short!....Kiss me now!"  :-)

I have to be honest....every time I look at this card the Disney girl in me comes out.  I just hear Sebastian from "The Little Mermaid" saying, "You pucker up your leeps....like dees!" *insert puckered lips here*
These sweet fish are made using just a couple of punches and some card stock.  You can't get any easier than that!  Here are the deets....

The fish bodies are made using the Ornament Punch #119847.  They're just turned on their sides.  The fins are made using the Heart to Heart Punch #119881. Voila!  I added black brads from the Neutral Brads Assortment for their eyes and Lucy has on her pearls which are from the Basic Pearls Pack #119247.
To add a little texture and really make them "pop" I embossed the bodies and fins.  The bodies are punched from a piece of Peach Parfait card stock that I ran through the Big Shot with the Fancy Fan Letterpress Plate #123129.  **Note: It's best if you spritz the card stock first with a little rubbing alcohol to help the image be more defined**  Once embossed, I punched out the ornament shapes and then I sponged each one using Peach Parfait Ink to make the design "pop".  The fins are embossed using the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder 117325 and the Big Shot. 

Here's a close up....


The background is stamped using the En Francais Background Stamp #109521 in Pacific Point ink to match the fins.

Ok....are you ready for the BEST part????  Watch THIS!


SURPRISE!  Isn't that so FUN??  Both George and Lucy are popped up on dimensionals but George just has one underneath his back fin so that you can easily slide him (and the inside of the card) out to reveal the greeting.  Fun, fun, FUN!

So there you have it....Two new punch pals for this New Year's Eve.  I hope you like them.

I wish each of you a happy, healthy and blessed 2012. 
My new philosophy for the year that awaits is simple...

"If not NOW.....WHEN?"

Happy New Year!  (Pucker Up!)

3 comments:

  1. I am going to copy this card for sure, and I'll give you the credit for coming up with it. It is too stinkin' cute for words. Thanks for sharing it on Stampin' Connection, which is where I saw it first. Happy New Year
    Krista Pomeroy

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  2. Too stinking cute, OMG they are adorable! Michelle, you are amazing, I enjoy so much reading your blog and the stories behind every character, thank you so much for taking the time and sharing. Happy New Year to you and your family!

    Lizzie Verdejo

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  3. I love this card and would love to make one for my husband for Valentine's Day. I have been playing around with it but can't figure out the dimensions. I just can't get the slider the right size so that when you slide it in the fishies "kiss". Is there any way that you would be able to share the dimensions? I would so appreciate it. Thank you in advance

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