Papercrafts Magazine is holding its Gallery Idol contest again this summer. My entry didn't make it to the top 20, but it's one of MY favorites. The theme for the first round was encouragement, and I think I got the idea for this one from an incomplete card sitting in my studio that had a punched out fish.
So, I created the scene with cut layers of cardstock waves, punched fish, starfish and "seaweed". There are some faintly stamped starfish as well.
The sentiment inside and out was created using Wordart on my PC - to mimic the waves.
The fish on the outside has a bead eye and a glossy coating