Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Fishing card

Hi guys!  Back with another card for you tonight - after Saturday's demo day, I was inspired to get out my Boys2Men disc and print off one of the digistamps to make a card.  I'd made a demo card using the fish digistamp, coloured with my Promarkers and was amazed at the way the fish turned out, so came up with this...
...the background was a piece of grey card embossed with Craft Concepts Wood grain folder, inked with Weathered Wood and Walnut Distress Inks and the text paper was from the Boys2Men disc.  I printed 4 of the fish digistamp images, coloured with my Promarkers, decoupaged 3 layers on the front of the card and highlighted with Glamourdust.  The netting was some white net that I had in my stash - I attacked it with Vintage Photo and Walnut Distress Inks to give it a dirtier look, then threaded it through one of the holes in my eyelet circle, before attaching it to the back of the card layer...
...the fishing rod was also from the fishing digistamp sheet and the 'Birthday 'fishes' sentiment from the sentiments sheet.  I cut the barbs from a fishing lure and siliconed seed beads on the end of the hooks for safety before attaching to the card with silver thread.  I coloured a small feather with Promarkers, wound silver thread around the end and attached this with the lure.  I decorated the inside to match...
...I used the same background, text paper and circle nesties to decorate the writing side of the insert, then coloured a second fishing rod digistamp and 'Have a reel-y great day!' sentiment and attached to the lost leaf side...
..it's a great card to send to a fishing fan and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out!  Hope it gives you some inspiration!  Thanks for looking, as always - it means a lot!  Lisa

I'm entering this card into the following challenges -
Challenge #64 For the Men in your Life
It's one for the Boys
Free and Easy (2nd entry!)
Challenge 173 Going round in Circles

10 comments:

Lynn said...

Love this card, the colours and layout are great. I don't reel-y know anyone who goes fishing but I'd love to have a go at one similar to this. (won't make an exact copy)

Just wondered if you had considered doing an update to the cd using a 'cricket' theme?

Lynn x

Ella's Design said...

Hi Lynn, Thanks for the lovely comment! As for a cricket card, I am snowed under with my Christmas disc at the mo', but am hoping to open a digi store later in the year, so who knows?

Fiona said...

wow...fabulous man card.Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week and hope to see you next week.

Fi
x

Fleur said...

A great card for a man. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

coops said...

wow this is fantastic lisa.i love the dimension of the fish and stunning vintage colours and design :D

xx coops xx

Michele Spera said...

Love your card!Thank you for joining us at CCT
Michele

Glitter Monkey said...

A really fabulous card. Thank you for joining in with us on Cute Card Thursday. Lol Lynn ♥

Wedgie said...

Wow, what an amazing card! Not sure if I'm supposed to say this about a man's card, but thats a very pretty fish! Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx

Hazel said...

What a great card - the fish really pops off the card - love it. Hazel x

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is great guys card! Love all the details and the witty sentiments! The lure is fantastic! Thank You so much for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!