Our hop for this week is “for the men/ boys’ and we can interpret that any way we like. I have a twin brother who likes to carve – and one of the ‘beasts’ he likes to carve is fish. He lives in Oregon and while I have not physically seen the fish he has carved, he is a detail-oriented man and has a real talent with color & design, and this just seemed like a fun idea to me, to create a card around fish. The Let’s Go Fishing DSP in the new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog is really beautiful. The colors are soft – and well, just perfect. I must now order the stamps, dies, etc.!
I’ve used Boho Blue for my card base cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2, 6 3/4 and 8 7/8. I added layers of Copper Clay to various panels: (2) 4 1/8 x 4 1/8, 3 x 3 (this is on dimensionals) and 1 1/8 x 4 1/8. DSP layers are 4 x 4 and 1 x 4. The Very Vanilla inside layer is 4 x 4. On it is a die cut from Very Vanilla layered onto Pecan Pie. I SHOULD HAVE used Copper Clay ink for the stamping and for the layer for the sentiment!!! It was a goof :O) Ok, where was I ??? :O)
Using the side view, you can see where the facing panel of Copper Clay & DSP are adhered. . on that of course, is the square set on it like a diamond – attached with dimensionals. The Boho Blue panel was run through the Splatters & Stripes Embossing Folder – you know, fish & bubbler! The fish were fussy cut and also added with dimensionals. A few 2023-2025 In Color Dots were added to the diamond shape and one just off, hopefully making it look like bubbles from the fish. C’mon, use your imagination…
For the inside of the card, a panel of the Copper Clay then a Very Vanilla panel stamped and with a stamped sentiment die cut. The fun stamped corners are from He’s All That stamp set – a very masculine stamp set. The sentiment is also from that same stamp set, stamped on Very Vanilla and die cut with All That Dies.. I die cut another layer in Pecan Pie, cut it down the middle and added each to the underside of the stamped piece. That got put on dimensionals so the upper portion had something to lean against or ‘stand’ against.I added two 2023-2025 In Color Dots to make the sentiment more pronounced.
Let’s see, I think I forgot one step – the 1 1/8 x 4 1/8 Copper Clay piece with the 1 x 4 Let’s Go Fishing DSP… that all added with liquid glue. The pictures are showing the perfect placement.
I think that’s it. GADS… Did I totally mess with your mind with those directions??? You will see some fun creations today, so take a peak around the various links. Use the ‘previous’ link to visit Karen Finkle or the ‘next’ link to visit Carol, or… click on a name to take you where you want to go. Have fun, enjoy the tour,
- Tara Carpenter
- Karen Ksenzakovic
- Mary Deatherage
- Akiko Sudano
- Karen Finkle
- Terry Lynn Bright
- Carol Buckalew
- Amy Koenders
All the items to make today’s card may be found in the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need a catalog, give me a holler & we can fix that. Feel free to take a quick look at the catalog below by simply clicking on the image. Be sure to use my HOST CODE 64NDVS4D that is good for a couple of weeks, so that when you order $50 or more you get a FREE GIFT FROM ME valued up to $10 in a SU! product.
Ordering from me get’s a couple of things… besides the FREE ITEM, I also offer STAR rewards for each $50 order. AND, with that order you will receive a copy of this months tutorial. :O) Lots of fun ideas for sure!
Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day!
Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.
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