Father’s Day Fishing Card

Happy Father’s Day to all of the wonderful dads out there!  I thought I’d share the card I made my husband this year (since he will have opened it by now) that was inspired by a memorable trip we took to Grand Teton National Park a few years ago.

We had stayed in a park lodge overlooking the lake and my husband had chartered a boat to go fishing one afternoon.  When he returned with his catch, the boat captain cleaned the fish for him and took it straight up from the dock to the park restaurant for the chef to cook us for dinner that night.  Best fish we have ever had!

The background scene was stamped onto some Crafter’s Companion Watercolor Cardstock with a couple of older Sheena Douglass stamps (“Peaceful Lakeside”) using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Then I just dabbed some color onto the images with my Spectrum Aqua markers and blended it out with a waterbrush (colors listed below).

I cut the fishing rod out of the front panel of my folded Construction Cardstock card base (cut to 12″ x 6″ and scored at 2.5″, 5″, and 11″) using the “Catch of the Day” Edge’ables Die and inked through the open spaces with Faded Denim Distress Ink.  My sentiment, cut from Ice Blue Glitter Cardstock, was adhered directly to some fancy woven natural jute with strong liquid glue (I liked the nautical feel of the sentiment dangling on the rope).

To create the full card base, I had to adhere a 6″ x 6″ panel to the back of the last inch of the 11″ x 6″ scored and folded panel…squished down, the card will fit into a 6″ x 6″ envelope.  Inking all of the remaining edges of the card with Faded Jeans Distress Ink helped to finish them off.

Did you make any cards or gifts for Father’s Day this year?


Spectrum Aqua markers used: Aquamarine, Marine, Olive, Moss, Leaf Green, Desert, Chestnut, Charcoal