I usually try really hard to get my card for my monthly card swap group up around the time of the gathering. But with the addition of the new puppies that just didn't happen! So finally I had a few minutes to sit down and share this card. The theme was 3's. So I chose 3 colors, 3 panels, and 3 layers (besides the base of the card). I bought this stamp months ago at a stamp show and almost forgot I had it. The fish just screamed bright fun colors, all of which are from stampin up. Can't remember the colors, but they are from the bold bright collection...think they are only orange, tempting turquoise, and yo yo yellow. I used a technique with the stamps to stamp them on a craft mat then use an aqua painter to paint them on the fish. Great way to match your paint to your paper too! I once painted right from the ink pad and that messed the pad up...learned my lesson the hard way!
I did use my cricut to cut the oval scallop and oval and stamped with the title phrase. Pop dotted it for some dimension and that was it! I have to say this card took me forever to put together and when it was all said and done I was so over painting and glittering! So the card for this month's theme was much simpler!