Wednesday’s Card: Vertigo Birthday Fishes

Best Fishes

Hi All!

Since last week’s card was a little intense, I decided to go pretty simple today. I have the coolest new product – it’s called Vertigo by Imagine Crafts. It’s a cardstock I guess you could say, but you can see through it, and it has an optical-illusion sort of look. I thought it would be perfect for the fish bowl water. I still love this Best Fishes stamp set by Simon Says Stamp. In case you missed the last card I made with it, you can see it HERE.

I used Copic markers to color the fish. I created dots/scales on the fish with a completely different color. Here is a close-up:

Best Fishes

Enjoy the video and have a great week!


Note: If you are reading this post in an email, go to my blog to view the video.


Copic colors used: V01, V12, V15, YG03 (violet fish); Y11, Y15, Y17, B000 (yellow fish); C1 (shadow)

Best Fishes Stamps and Dies
Best Fishes Stamps and Dies
Vertigo, Pebbles
Vertigo, Pebblesk
Avery Elle 6x6 Brights
Avery Elle 6×6 Brights
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Black Liner
Copic .3 Black Liner
Simon Says Stamp Black Ink
SSS Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Big Shot
Magnetic Platform
Magnetic Platform
Sponge Daubers
Sponge Daubers
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
Craft Mat
Craft Mat


  1. Robin in WA says:

    Cute card! I’ve never seen the Vertigo before, but it looks pretty cool!!

  2. Christine W says:

    I had just bought the fish

  3. Super cute card! Thx for showing this vertigo cardstock as I’d never heard of it and it is cool. Like how you added the “scales” to the fish, it makes them much more interesting. I appreciate your videos, Darlene. 🙂

  4. Gloria Taylor says:

    Very cute card, Darene. Also what an interesting kind of cardstock to use in creating your card. Love all of your projects and can’t wait until next week ‘s. Thanks!!

  5. You have done it again Darlene! You always come up with the most clever ideas! Thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Maria Rodriguez says:

    WOW!! Darlene, I’ve never seen anything like this paper before, it’s so fabulous, it does look like water, how amazing!!! Could you tell me if this has like plastic on the front? is it like those tumbler glasses that have an image that changes when you move it? I think it’s fantastic, I love it. Your card is just amazing, those little fishies are adorable and they do look like they are swimming happily in their fish bowl.
    You my dear, are such an inspiration to me, you really give me the little push I sometimes need to explore other products and experiment with them, to create truly beautiful things. I love the fact you try a new product out there and then, post your impressions of it and, honestly and sincerely, give your opinion about it. That helps a lot Darlene, that expands my crafting horizon incredibly.
    Thank you, thank you so much for sharing your love of paper crafting with us.

    • Darlene DeVries says:

      Maria, yes, the paper does have a plastic-kind of texture to it, but it’s not bulky at all. Your comment is so very kind – thank you as always!! 🙂

  7. Celeste Goff says:

    What a fun card Darlene! And that paper is simply amazing!

  8. The vertigo really looks like water. Great card!

  9. Darlyne Wagner says:

    Well, that Vertigo paper is amazing! I love the effect and the copic dots on the coloring is very cool. Good to know this is something we can do with all sorts of images. Good video, Darlene.

  10. Great card, really love the fish and their different coloured scales. Really cool

  11. wow, that vertigo paper is really cool looking!!! I love that stamp set too 🙂 tfs!!

  12. Today Aunt Trish became Aunt Fish by my Great Nephew. Then I get to enjoy your Wednesday card which has fish:). I look forward to Wednesdays and your weekly videos.

  13. Ahhhh, I’ve seen the vertigo paper but wasn’t sure how to use it. Thanks for sharing this beautiful card.

  14. Amazing paper! It’s perfect for your watery scene. Your card is adorable!

  15. Casey Thrush says:

    So cute!! That vertigo paper is awesome…love how it took that color.

  16. Looks pretty amazing stuff. Has gone straight onto my wish list. Hugs Mrs A.

  17. How cool was that? That paper is awesome! Love this card – my son walked past while I was watching and insisted I make a card for him using that! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  18. Very cool look! I have some vertigo paper and have played with it a couple times. It is very cool stuff. Thanks for sharing.

  19. So Cool I love that paper.. Great Job.. Thanks so much for sharing this cute little card.

  20. Anita Holmes says:

    Really cute card, the vertigo paper sure does look like water! Never heard of it before, hopefully you will use it again or is it just for water?

  21. Really cute card. Never knew about the Vertigo. Really neat!

  22. That’s adorable. I’ve never heard of the Vertigo stuff before, but it’s pretty cool!

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