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Best Fishes

Hi All!

I’ve done this technique before on THIS CARD. But this time, I stamped my shapes instead of using a punch.

This Best Fishes stamp set is one of my favorites. You wouldn’t think it would be so practical, but I’ve used it so much! It’s one of those fun, ageless sets.

I used my Copic markers to color the fish and added some detail with dots. Here is a close-up:

Best Fishes

Enjoy the video while I continue to unpack. 🙂



To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: BG45, BG49, BV02, BV04, B000, Y11, Y15, Y17, YR04, YR09, C1, 0

Best Fishes
Best Fishes
Bokeh Dots
Bokeh Dots
Mama Elephant Border Dies
Mama Elephant Border Dies
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Ink
SSS Sea Glass Ink
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Sea Glass Cardstock
Sea Glass Cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot Machine
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on November 20th, 2015 at 8:59 am


    So adorable! Reminds me of snorkling fishes. Fun! I think I might have to make this card for my husband for his birthday. Thanks for another awesome card – as usual!!!

  2. wrote on November 20th, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Mary Jane

    Just really the cutest! I love those fishies!

  3. wrote on November 20th, 2015 at 1:45 pm


    Aww!! this little fishies are just the cutest!!! I love it when you correct mistakes in real time Darlene, I gasped when I saw that big blob of ink fall on your perfect little guy.
    Thank you for another fabulous video.

  4. wrote on November 20th, 2015 at 2:24 pm


    Such a cute card. Thanks for showing how to fix a “mistake”. Hope your unpacking is going okay.

  5. wrote on November 20th, 2015 at 5:41 pm


    I’m glad you gave us another card using this adorable stamp set. It’s really helpful when you do that! I also agree with the others that mistakes happen and it’s good to see how you rectify them.

  6. wrote on November 20th, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Laura Norris

    Super cute card Darlene! Those fish are so adorable. Great tip on how to add the details too!

  7. wrote on November 20th, 2015 at 7:37 pm


    OMG Darlene, this is so darn cute!

  8. wrote on November 21st, 2015 at 12:45 am


    Darling fish! Love this card!

  9. wrote on November 21st, 2015 at 5:20 am


    Cute card!! Thanks for all the great tips ..

  10. wrote on November 21st, 2015 at 6:08 am


    Which card stock do you like better, Neenah or Stampin Up?

    • wrote on November 22nd, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      For Stampin’ Up! inks, I always use Stampin’ Up! paper (unless I forget!). Otherwise, Neenah is my go-to for everything else. I found that it works great with pretty much all mediums. And, it’s thick enough to function as a card base. The SU paper isn’t thick enough for a base, although their new “thicker” paper is.

      • wrote on November 23rd, 2015 at 12:23 pm


        Thanks for the quick response. I just wondered if Neenah was the better card stock…

  11. wrote on November 21st, 2015 at 1:25 pm


    Awesome card! Fun technique!
    I learned in a Copic class that if that ink thing happens, you should take the cap off the other end and it should stop doing that – not sure why to do that but I relieves some of the pressure ? It does work though (she says from experience)…

    • wrote on November 22nd, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Interesting thought, Rebecca. I will try that next time!

  12. wrote on November 22nd, 2015 at 12:08 am


    Adorable card!I just love your coloring on those fishies! I really want that stamp set… mmhh… time to start another wish list!

  13. wrote on November 22nd, 2015 at 7:53 pm


    Such a cute card. I have these stamps and I can’t wait to make this card!

  14. wrote on November 24th, 2015 at 1:22 pm


    Cute fish card. I have never had that happen with a Copic, I would have totally freaked so kudos to you for not losing your cool. hehe Thanks for sharing another cute card!! =)

  15. wrote on November 25th, 2015 at 8:47 pm


    You do have fun with these little fishes. So great to see all the different ways you can use them. I’d say this effort went “swimmingly.”

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