Thursday, June 7, 2007

{ Fishing At Dusk }

All images copyright Stampin' Up!

Well had to make my father-in-law a nice card, especially considering everything that has happened the last couple months! He loves to fish so I pulled out my Angler set. I bought this set basically for cards for him, my husband and brother-in-laws so it was the perfect choice.

The first thing I did was make the fish medallion. I started off by using my Cuttlebug to make the circle shape with the holes on the edge. I then stamped the fish and used my SU WWCs with Future Floor Finish in my aqua pen. I love the look I achieve with it! I sponged a little Chocolate chip ink on the circle before water coloring the water. I think that helped to make the water look more realistic. Once I was done coloring it I taped it onto the die (face touching the die) and put it on some chipboard and ran it through my Cuttlebug again. I must say I LOVE how it turned out! I ran to the kitchen to show my husband and he loved it too! Once I was done getting a bunch of praise from my wonderful husband I went back and wove the hemp through it.

I then stamped the boat image and colored it in using the same method as the fish. I matted that to a piece of Chocolate Chip card stock which I stamped with my SU Canvas BG, distressed the edges and wadded up into a ball a few times. That was fun!

The fish medallion is popped up with dimensionals. The sign and rod are attached with Crystal Effects, oh boy I hope they don't come off in the mail! All the rest is pretty self explanatory. Hope you like!

Oh yeah and this is for the SCS challenge today to use chipboard.

Stamps: SU Canvas, Angler, All Year Cheer II
Paper: SU Always Artichoke, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Craft Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Embellishments: SU Eyelets; Misc Hemp, Charms
Other: SU Crystal Effects, Watercolor Wonder Crayons; Provocraft Cuttlebug & Olivia Alphabet, Misc Future Floor Finish
Techniques: Water coloring, Distressing


Pattyjo said...

I love your fathers day card. Your not late either...I haven't had time to even start mine yet...thanks for the reminder! LOL

Elaine said...

fabulous embelli's!! Where did you get the fishing pole, and how long did that medallion with su hemp take?? It is very cute!! (COOL)...

Lindsi Dawn said...

At Michaels, far from the Scrapin' section they have a wall of decorative buttons. I normally see them closer to the beads. They come in small little bags and there are normally 7-20 buttons in each bag for each theme. They normally run $2.99, but they go on sale ALL the time for 2 for $3. They have tons of different themes!

The medallion didn't take long at all, I'd say ten minutes. The coloring took a few minutes, then the weaving the hemp took a few minutes as well as you can imagine. But it was extremely simple with a fabulous result! I highly recommend using the Future Floor Finish for watercoloring for a beautiful finish to your watercoloring!