My Stamping Corner

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Is this is the perfect Fisherman's Card or what?

Grandpa and 3 of the grandkids

Whew! We have had some really hot weather here in Michigan!  Not complaining though - hot as it is, we have pretty long, cold winters so we're grateful for all the summer weather we can get!  Since we live on a lake, we've really had the opportunity to take advantage of all this sunny weather with the grandkids and other family as well.  We love the fact that we get to spend lots of time with the grandkids during the summer!

Max's big catch!! (he was so proud!)

I know you didn't stop by to hear about my summer, but to see what my latest card creation is, so here goes!  I made this one for my grandson, Max, who has his 10th birthday coming up this weekend.  He LOVES to fish!  When he comes to our house, he usually goes right into the garage, grabs his pole and tackle box and heads right down to the lake to fish.  He's all 'boy' for sure!!  So when I saw this image ("Sam and Dylan Fishing") from Make "It" Crafty, I knew it would be perfect for him.

I used Basic Grey's Max and Whiskers dp - love all the designs! And all the little images on it are just him....turtles, snakes, fish! I colored the image with Copics, did some shading with Prismacolor pencils, used some Glossy Accents for the water, and, of course, had to add a little glitter!  I didn't want to use ribbon since this was for a boy, so I used cork and twine instead. I feel like it still needs something, but couldn't figure out what else to add, so called it a day.
Here's the inside..... 

The sentiment is computer generated - the little fish and worm on hook image was found on the internet.  The bass on the left was also found on the internet. I just printed it on cardstock, cut it out, mounted it with some dimensionals and added some Stickles to make it like a slimy fish :) then added the twine like it's fishing line.

Seems like the perfect image, card, sentiment, doesn't it?  ......we'll see!! As I said in a previous post, the kids don't usually pay all that much attention to the cards I've made for them in the past.  My 12 year old really liked the one I did for him last month, so hopefully, this one will be equally impressed!!

Hope you're having a great summer!!  Thanks for taking the time to stop by!


Carla Murphy said...

What a great card! Love the image and it's coloured beautifully. Glad to hear you're having a great summer, I'm loving this weather too!!

Jacee said...

What a lovely card, I love the image and how you have done the inside.
Hugs Jacee

Thanks for commenting on my blog, in answer to your question I use Promarkers to colour, I'm no where near as good at colouring as you though.
I have just bought some polycolours so they might yet become my favourite, need lots of practice though.