Saturday, August 11, 2012

A Reel Great Fathers Day Card

Hi Everyone,

I’ve made a card for Fathers Day for my Dad, who is a bit of a keen fisherman.
First of all, I needed Fish! I had seen fishies made using the Blossom Petals Builder punch and matching stamp set and decided to have a go myself. I also used a Stampin’ Write marker for the lines on the fins instead of the leaf patterns available in the stamp set. 

This is what I came up with….

Secondly, I cased an Idea I saw in the latest Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft magazine…Fishing line and the sentiment using REEL instead of REAL.
 I thought it a lovely play on words and decided to use it
– so that’s my child like hand writing on there.
(which is all good, 'coz I’m sure my Dad see’s me as a 3 year old still he he he).


The DAD sentiment I wanted to make special though, so I used the Broadsheet Alphabet set and my trusty stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the letters. It's also been "rock and rolled" in both Pool Party & Night of Navy inks. I really like the combination of these two colours. Hope you like my fishy idea, I’m going to share it with…

Signature Watermark


Carol L

Those are some of the cutest fish I've ever seen! I LOVE the colors and all the fishing line inside! Great card for Dad!


So creative - they're clearly fish, but so interesting! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!


A great card ~ LOVE your creative fish!

Tracey McNeely

'Reel' fun images. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!


What a clever way to make a fish!! :) Love the colors you used and that alphabet is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week! :)


very creative
Love you art
thanks for sharing
Sherrill Graff


Fantastic punch art card and love the play on the words!

Thanks for joining us this week at the Simply Stampin' Challenge.

Ruth M

What a brilliant idea to make fish - so clever! A great card for your dad, I bet he'll love it!
Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simply Stampin' and I hope we see you again soon! Ruth x


hiya vicki, this card is beautiful!
I have a huge giveaway on my blog if you want to take part! see you soon!
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx mimi