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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Fish Trophy Father's Day Card

Today's card combines the Love of fishing , Good Ole' DAD and the Outdoors.
If you have a fisherman in your family this would be the perfect card for Father's Day.

I love the outdoors feel of the Red Barn wood background and the water colored fish proudly hung on the wall like a trophy.

The fish is actually quite easy to color....
  • Stamp the fish image from the BY THE TIDE stamp set in black stazon on watercolor paper.
  • Using SU markers and the SU aqua painter color the sections of the fish.
  • Leaving a little white space between each of the colors ,Put Cherry cobbler of the top edge of the body, Bermuda Bay on the bottom and Pumpkin Pie in the Middle.
  • Now take the aqua painter and blend water between each of the colors.
  • Apply Early Expresso on the edges of the face and fins and use the aqua painter to pull the color from the outsides.
  • With Paper Snips cut out the colored fish image and place dimensionals on the back.

Now for the rest of my card , let's start with the background which is part of the
jump on over and join the fun!

  • Start with a Crumb Cake CUT and READY card base.
  • On a 4 x 5 1/4 Riding Hood Red layer I stamped the Hardwood in Basic Gray ink.
  • Wrap a piece of Early Espresso Bakers Twine around the Hardwood Panel and attach to the  card base.
  • Dry emboss the oval onto a piece of Naturals ivory cardstock.
  • Place a Deco Label Framelit over the oval and diecut.
  • Sponge with Basic Gray ink.
  • Stamp a sentiment in Basic Gray ( this one is from the June'14 Paper Pumpkin Kit ) on Crumb Cake cardstock.
  • Cut sentiment with Extra Large Oval Punch, apply with dimensionals.

Thank You for joining me today !


  1. This fish certainly does appear to be hanging on the wall; great presentation. I love your choice of colors on the fish; wonderful coloring job! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges this week.

  2. This is fantastic!! Love the red barn woodgrain background and the fish looks great highlighted in the embossed frame :-) Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

  3. There are so many possible colour combos you can use with the Hardwood Background Stamp and I love the grey on red for the 'red barn' look. Great Father's Day Card. Thanks for joining us at SUO.


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