I know if you've been here before you know how much I ♥ Echo Park. I have a few new Echo Park projects to share and one quick tutorial too. The Cards blog had a challenge to create an animal shaped card. I decided on a fish card using Echo Park's Splash line. I started by making a fish template by drawing a fish shape free hand on cardstock in about 4x6".
I cut out my template and traced it onto a piece of cardstock folded into about 6x6.
I overlapped on the top so that the card would fold up and down.
Then I punched half circles from various Splash patterned papers.
You will need a lot of half circles!
I added a dollop of wet glue to the center of the half circles and started laying them down along the outside of the fish shape. I used wet glue in the center so the sides would curl up a bit and look a bit like scales.
Once I had gone around the fish and filled it in with "scales"
I let the whole thing dry and then covered the scales with Rock Candy for texture and shine.
I added a googly eye on top of a button, and some Pearl Paint around the mouth. The sentiment was placed on a rectangle of cardstock which I poked a hook through. The hook was made from a metal tag that I cut and bent. I added a fish from the sticker set of Splash and that is it!
I made a much simpler layout with Echo Park's Little Boy line and I wanted to show you that too because the layout is not about my little boy--instead it is about my little girl and her mood swings lol! It just goes to show you that Little Boy is not just for Little Boys:
And last but not least, one more layout that was included in my Elle's Studio gallery this month. Lots of Dots and Stripes (from the Candy Shoppe collection here:
Lots of stitching on this one, a few Maya Road pins and some cute Elle's Studio tags which complimented the Echo Park colors perfectly :)
From simple to labor intensive, I love using Echo Park collections on my cards and layouts.
Have a great night!