Monday, October 8, 2018

"Best Fishes" step card

Hello there friends! It's Lynne here today with a birthday card I made for my uncle, who turned 86 this past week. He has always been into fishing, hunting, and all that "guy" stuff, so I knew he'd get a kick out of a card made with these fun chipboard pieces!

I made the side step card by altering a template I found online to suit the size of the chippies; I started with a 7"x 10" piece of cardstock, and the dimensions are marked for you in the photo. Should you prefer to make a different sized card, there are lots of templates online; I just Googled side step card directions.

I painted the silhouette pieces black, then misted them with Tattered Angels glimmer mist in "It's Black" to add a bit of a subtle sparkle. I attached a piece of grey paper behind the boat so the details would still stand out.

The water was punched with a Fiskars border punch, then inked in a deeper blue along the edges. I layered them on the front for dimension, not gluing the upper edges down. I added a strip to each of the other steps as well, and tucked the fisherman behind the one on the second step

A piece of light orange paper was misted with yellows and oranges, then cut into a rounded sunset background. I mounted this onto black cardstock so it would stand out more.
I drew and cut out a couple black fish like the one on the line, and added them here and there on the card.

I added a couple dots of hot glue to hold the fishing line in place, but didn't glue it down flat. The title piece was painted light blue, then inked with the same ink I used on the punched water strips.

This photo shows the dimensional aspect of the card a little better.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my card and directions; I'd love to see how you might use this fun shape set By the way, my uncle LOVED his card-he said it was a "piece of art" and that he would keep it displayed for a long time...that made my day! Wishing you a lovely week; it's Canadian Thanksgiving and I'm thankful for all you great craft-lovers who I've had the opportunity to share my creations with-hugs! xxoo

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