Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Catch of the Day

I found this pattern on SCS and it was created by Valita, what an awesome card idea for the man/men in your life that loves to fish. Besides the pattern for this being on SCS she also has it and a sample on her blog. Just click on the highlighted words above and it will take you to them.
This is so fun to create and so different than the normal cards. I really enjoyed making this one and love to do different shaped cards. No stamping on this one at all. Of course when I got all done coloring in my fish. My oldest son tells me that I they are Bass and not Trout so I colored them wrong. Well, Who Knew! LOL, to me one fish is the same as any other. So I have Trout colored Bass fish. I am sure the fish don't mind. LOL
Here is what you need to make this awesome Fishing Basket:
More Mustard, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery and Gold card stock
Bass Fish Punch (retired SU Punch), Word Punch and Double Rectangle punch
Choc Chip Ink Pad
Chalks for chalking in your fish
Black marker for making the dot for the eye
Pop dots for back of fish
Hemp for hanging fish from
Mesh Embossing Folder
Cut out pattern according to directions on More Mustard card stock. I enlarged mine a little from the pattern so it would fit nicely in a A4 (regular card sized envelope). If you would like to do this also use the Magic Matter Disk Set, I used the largest one.
Once pieces are cut out run though your sizzix or cuttlebug with the embossing folder. With a sponge and Choc. Chip Ink Pad sponge lightly over embossed card stock. Gives it a great two tone effect. Cut a strip approx. 5 1/2 x 1/2" and emboss like you did the main card. Again sponge with Choc. Chip to two tone it. Add your handle to the back of the basket flap.
With word punch and Choc. Chip card stock punch out your leather strap for the basket. With gold card stock cut a 1 x 1 piece and punch with the double rectangle punch. Punch hole through top of this and the bottom middle of the basket flap. Attach with a brad. Attach the flap to the main basket.
Punch out two Fish with your punch. Color in with chalks. Add an eye on each one with the black marker. Pierce a hole through the fish about where the gills would be. Run your hemp though each fish. Add pop dots to the backs of the fish so they stand out from the basket. 3D effect. Tuck under flap of basket as shown on my card.
This turns out so cute and I am sure an man in your life that loves to fish would love getting a card like this.
Hope you enjoyed today's project.
Angel hugs


Sara in WI said...

All that I can say is WOW! That is sooo adorable! Thanks for all of the details!

valita said...

Debby i love it thanks for the lovely words and links back to my blog....youve done a great job...luv Valita

Wanda. said...

I just LOVE this Debby. You did a beautiful job on it. It looks SO real!!

Diane said...

Fabulous Deb!!! We should chat on sleepless nights for sure! I chat on msn,here's my email craftscar@hotmail.com if you do decide to check at night,lol.
Hugs,Diane,thanks for the lovely comments and the visits!

Jenny said...

WOW I wished I would have seen this before father's day! What a GREAT card!