Masculine Card: A Fisherman Birthday Wish

The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches & Ties paper pack has a couple of fish related patterned paper, which would make great cards for the fisherman in my family.

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I die cut the blue and grey fish paper with the rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes and applied it to a top fold cardbase made from Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock, cut to 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.  For added focal interest, I cut the matching dotted paper with the same die and then cut it again to 1 1/2″ wide.  This allowed it to have the stitched border on all sides.  This was adhered to the fish patterned paper with 3M 1/2″ foam tape.

Next, I stamped the fisherman from the Woodware Casting the Bait stamp onto some Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock with Hero Hues Black Ink.  I then die cut the focal image with the second largest Avery Elle Double Pierced Square and adhered it on an angle to the cardbase with 3M 1/2″ foam tape.  I then fussy cut one of the fish from leftover patterned paper and added it to the end of the fishing line and adhered it as well with foam tape.  Since the scales of fish make them sparkle and shine in the water I added Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen over each of the fish in the patterned paper and the card was done.

00184aI like to add some element of the card to the inside of the card, as well as the envelope as seen in the picture above.

PRODUCTS USED:

  • The Paper Studio Glasses, Staches & Ties paper pack
  • Simon Says Stamp Bundles of Stitched Shapes
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 80# White Cardstock
  • 3M 1/2″ foam tape
  • Woodware Casting the Bait stamp
  • Hero Hues Black Ink
  • Avery Elle Double Pierced Square
  • Wink of Stella Clear Brush Pen