Saturday, 29 January 2011

Gone Fishing


 











It's DH's birthday so I thought I'd make him a nice card.  I've had this Paper Arty stamp for ages (it's from Kids - Plate 2) and as he's a keen fisherman (understatement!) I decided to use this.  I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black and coloured it with Whispers Pens adding highlights with Sakura Stardust pen.  I cut it out and matted it with my Nestability Curved Rectangles.  The background paper is Paper Mania blue vellum stamped with hooks and fishes (See D's Fish Tales) in Versafine Majestic Blue then I ran the paper through my Cuttlebug using Tim Holtz Alterations Texture Fades folder Retro Circles and attached it with little square, silver brads.  The sentiment and the fish border is from the See D's set too, coloured again with Whispers Pens and Sakura Stardust.  The fish border is matted onto blue card edged with a Martha Stewart punch (Scallop Dot). 
I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Alphabet Challenge - M for Men
Cooking It Up With Katie - Sketch me a textured punch
My Time to Craft - Emboss, emboss, emboss
Southern Girls - Dry Embossing
Tellen's Place - Make it for the guys

17 comments:

Rose Petal said...

Hello Jack. Fab card, love the colour combo and the image you have used. Great effect with the fishes for the border. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Love Sandra x

Joynana said...

Jacks, this is the perfect guy card. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Doreen said...

What a fabulous card.Thank you so much for sharing with us at Cooking it up with Katie.xxx

gillyflower said...

hi jack love this card so effective i'm sure he'll love it
gill x

Shelley said...

Love it, such a cool background and the trout are fantastic!

A Little Less Useless said...

Lovely card. Love the fish...so cool. Great use of the sketch from Stamping Royalty this week. Thanks for playing along
Gardenia

Judie aka Craftymess said...

Thankie you for the wonderful love left on my blog, ATC is a new venture for moi !!!

Loving this one Jack, that image is just lush, well done hun

hugs
judie xx

Lesley said...

Great card! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Katie said...

Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

patriziawithaz said...

I love your card Jack x Thanks for sharing it with us at MTTCC this week x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Perfect "male" card x
Thanks for joining in with us at cooking it up with Katie this week x
((hugs)) Suzie xx

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Great card for any male. Love all the texture. Great choice of edge puncher as well, just like bubbles. Thankyou for sharing these at Tellen's Place this week and hope you'll comeback next time.

Lesley said...

Me again! Thanks also for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge! xx

Sandra Farrell said...

Fabulous job with the sketch. Combining it with this colour combo really worked perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

Terry Oulboub said...

What a lovely card for your husband's birthday. The border punches are fab! Great fish border; very nicely done Jack! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week for our "Male" card challenge. :~)

Lin said...

I would say poor you a fishing widow, but if he is fishing I guess you are crafting, so everyone's happy.

Great card. Love the fish border, and that kiddie looks so proud with that HUGE fish.

Lin xx

Julie said...

Great card,great embossing too,thanks for sharing this with the Southern Girls. Have a good weekend,Julie.x