Fishy Kisses

Koi Pillow Box

Hi everyone – Bri here! Today I am a sharing this a beautiful slimline card featuring the Koi Pillow Box die set. This die set is perfect for making a gift card holder! This project is featured on my personal blog today too, check it out here.

First, I die cut the sides of the fish out of ink blending cardstock and thick acetate. The die did not go all the way through the thick acetate but left a nice embossing effect. I trimmed the acetate piece just to the parts with the gills on both sides. These pieces will be adhered on the inside of the fish.

For the ink blending cardstock I used Distress inks and the ink smooshing technique to create an abstract mixture of the different shades of orange on the body of the fish. I used Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, and Ripe Persimmon inks for this effect. I used Wild Honey and Spiced Marmalade to ink blend the gills and the fins. The last step to create the fish was to add the twine and the eyes!  

Thanks for stopping by the i-Crafter blog today. It’s fun to think of creative ways to combine the different products in your stash. Head over to my blog for more information on the supplies I used to create this project. Check out my Instagram account for other recent creations here.


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