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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fish card

I just love LD's latest Something Fishy collection. I don't have it yet but I went searching through the files I do have and found this cute little fish in the Seven Seas graphic set. He looks like a Freddy, don't you think?
I designed this card in Silhouette Studio. It is a simple shaped card. The little guy was facing the wrong way (at least I thought so!) so I just mirrored him before making the shadows. I welded a rounded rectangle to the base shadow to get a flat bottom card with the shape to the side and top. Here is a screen shot of my SS layout:
And the card:

After I made this card, I changed some of the elements of the design, specifically the back shadow for little Freddy. I also added the hat so that I could pop it up next time.  Here is the new design:

For the final card I could not resist giving Freddy some goggle eyes! He has such a happy personality that they fit him well.

I found some pop-up squares that are not quite as thick so I was able to layer both the blue background as well as Freddy himself. A little Glossy Accents on his hat and he is ready to go swimming off, hopefully to add some cheer in a little boy's day.  I added fish riddles inside (This card is for Dylan, you can check out one card drive for him here: http://dustinpike.blogspot.com/2011/05/freebie-and-call-for-cards.html).


ClaireM said...

Hi I really enjoy you site. Do you happen to have a tutorial or know of one to make the cute shape cards.

Nelda said...

Claire, are you using Silhouette Studio or Make the cut? Jin has a tutorial on her blog that discusses making shaped cards (http://underacherrytree.blogspot.com/2011/01/ld-mtc-beginner-series-how-to-use.html). If that does not help, email me at neldacnm at yahoo