Thursday 20 January 2011

The Big One

I made this card for my husband to give to a friend who turned 60 this week - he's really into fishing so I hit upon the idea of having him catch a "60" on his hook as a different way of getting the number on the card.  I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

The character stamp is a Magnolia and I made the scene using the Alota stamps winter pond scene but I only inked up the pond part and then added grass using my faber castell pencils to cover the gaps under his little jetty.  The DP is from Papermania - their new Birdsong pack - this particular one has a basket weave look to it, so I thought it went with the theme of an old fashioned fishing tackle box.  I used my EKSuccess "swiss cheese" border punch to create a decorative strip of "bubbles" down the side.

As he is mostly green, very cute and the "gone fishing" sign is a brad, then he fits the theme over at Cooking It Up With Katie so I'm entering their challenge again this week.

I'm entering Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes as well

The Creative Card Crew want mens card this week so it fits their theme also.


  1. Great idea, great scene, fab card. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

  2. A great male card and a fab image.Thanks for sharing with us at Cooking it up with

  3. Super guys card!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

  4. what a sweet little card. thanks for playing with us at Cooking It Up With Katie.

  5. Fab card, what a clever idea!! Thanks for joining us at LIIU and Cooking it up with Katie
    Claire xx

  6. Adoreable "male" card - we all struggle with them so it's nice to see a fresh idea x
    Thanks for joining in with us at Cooking it up with Katie this week x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xx


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