Thursday, October 27, 2022

O-fish-ally Awesome

  If you have read some of my past blog posts, you will know that I struggle with masculine cards and I don't fish. I mean I did do a little fishing when I was a kid but as an adult it isn't my thing. My hubby doesn't fish either but we have a few friends in our lives who love it, so when we need a birthday card for one of these friends ..... I need to get creating. 

Last year, High Hopes did a Gnome Mania release and at that time I took notice of the fishing themed stamps in the release. I wanted to challenge myself to find a way to use the "Just Fishin' and Fishing Shack" stamps together on a card. This stamp pairing has been perculating in my brain for awhile now so I am glad it has finally come together! 

 This stamp combo was a lot of colouring but I think they work well together. They also needed to be put on a 6x6 card base - a larger size then I normally do. I stamped them on to alcohol marker friendly paper and coloured them with Copic markers. After the colouring was done, I cut the sky line a little lower then the top of the shack roof so the stack and roof stuck out the top to add a little fun to the card. 
Fishing themed patterned paper from Carta Bella was my choice and I die cut fish net to tuck in behind the stamps. I used two different sentiments for this card - the Happy Birthday is masked out of a larger stamp. I added one sentiment with what my hubby thinks is a lure spinner he found when we were walking the dog. Since he found it the week I was working on getting the colouring done, I took it as a sign lol - I needed to use it on the card. I put it on to look like it was caught in the fish net and we will deliver this card in person so I don't have to worry about things laying totally flat to be mailed. Enamel dots finish off my card. 

Card Details
Stamps - Just Fishin(TLF029), Fishing Shack (TLF038) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Sentiment - O-fish-ally (FLL019), Dropping A Line (TLL013) - High Hopes Rubber Stamps
Patterned Paper - Gone Camping - Carta Bella

Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Hammermill Digital Cover Card Stock, fish net die - Tutti Designs, enamel dots

Copic Markers
Gnome - E00 E21 E11 E04 W0 W1 W2 B34 B37 B39 B97 R05 R17 YR18 R56 R59 E34 E35 E29
Stump, Poles, Shack - E23 E25 E27 E29
Shack Roof - C1 C2 C4 C7 E08 E09 blender
Sky - B000 B00 B41 B52
Grass, Fish - YG61 YG63 YG67 BG99
Plants - G46 G28 G29 BG99
Pond - B00 B12 B14 B16 
Rocks W1 W3 W5 W7

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