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Today’s card was made for the Stamp Ink Paper Sketch Challenge #58. I’m not much of a punch artist, but today’s card is a little bit nautical and one little fish that I made with the bow builder punch.  I didn’t make a video or anything, but follow down below to read how it was made.


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The Details:

  • The Fish: With the Bow Builder punch the bow tie without the rectangle strip (you won’t need it). Use the fin looking piece to back the back of the fish.  With the longer piece you’ll need to use your paper snips to trip one side of the bow to make it a little round (as desired, after all…it’s your fish) LOL.  Use the “eyeball” measurement to figure how much to cut on the other side so that the fin comes through.  Then just adhere it together and wha-la your punch art masterpiece.
  • Fishing String: Everyone knows that fishing string is clear and since we don’t have clear thread or ribbon I used our Silver Metallic Thread to symbolize the fishing string.  I twirled it around my fingers to create a rope like circle around my hand and then just adhere it to the back of the fish with Stampin’ Dimensionals. It gives the fish a little pop off the label.

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Never Enough Bow-Ties

Father's Day

Do I dare say, “I love bow-ties?” LOL…not Origami, but still represents a Dad or Orville Redenbacher.


  • Change it up.  The DSP has a diagonal cut and then cut again on the lower right to offset the stripes.  Look again and you’ll see what I’m talking about.  Why did I do it?  Just to be different.
  • Glue Dots.  The hidden adhesive behind those clear buttons. It’s important to have different types of adhesive in your drawer because they all have a purpose.  Fast Fuse works wonder on ribbon too.  It’s strong and light weight without creating a bulky appearance.

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