Monday, June 11, 2012

Dad, you're the best! Fisherman card -My Craft Spot project

Hello, for today's Fantabulous Cricut challenge please click -HERE.

Welcome to a wonderful new challenge hosted by My Craft Spot 
this weeks My Craft Spot challenge
King of the Grill
Make any card to honor dad!
When I was a little girl we would go camping and fishing every Summer, while my dad fished I usually played on the rocks or played in the water, I wasn't much of a fisher girl.  I'm still not but my husband and daughter really enjoy it.
My Fly Fisherman shape card was so much fun to make!  Guess what cartridge I used.... Everyday Paper Dolls pg. 70 of the handbook, can you believe that? I still love this Cricut cartridge! There are tons of images for nearly every occasion, and you don't ever need to use the paper doll as in my card below.
By layering several layers and cutting different colors of cardstock for one image you get an amazing 3-d look.  For example, for the fishing pole I used three different colors, brown for the pole, tan for the handle and silver for the reel. Below is a sneak peek of how I cut my images with out using tons of cardstock.  Please note: I do use my gypsy, I almost never make a card with out my gypsy, so if you don't have one I want you to know I personally love mine!  
Below: on the brown I cut two fishing poles (sorry for the image, it's difficult to see but there are 2) for the tan and silver pieces I only wanted the handle, so I rotated my image around and pulled the image almost off the mat leaving only the handle (I could have dragged the fishing pole image to the right of the mat, not sure why I rotated and pulled to the left).  I hope this gives you an idea of how I make my detailed, layered, shape cards. I've thought about making a video, if you are interested leave a comment so I know there is an interest ;)
I had so much fun bringing this card to life, this card fits in a long size envelope 9 1/4" x 4 1/8"
All card stock is from Stampin' Up, except for the fish I used glitter card stock purchased individually at JoAnn's.  Every thing was inked using Distress Ink, Vintage Photo, and used lots of mounting tape for all the layering.
Close up of the fisherman's vest.  I made 3-d pockets using rectangle and square punches, and 1/2 of a circle punch was used for to top pockets, used my corner chomper to round the corners. I poked holed to give a "faux stitching" look, added buttons and used my mounting tape to raise them off the vest.
I love this tag hanging from my "hand tied fly" on the vest that reads "Dad, you're the best!" this stamp is from the Tiny Tags stamp set from My Craft Spot.
close up side views
I hope you can get a good look at my hand tied flies, they were a hoot to make. I used jewelry pin heads to make the hooks, just bending then twisting at the top to make a loop to thread the different colors of Bakers Twine (which I unwound and made quite shaggy looking) for each fly.
I also used the Kraft Bakers Twine for the fishing pole line. The baker twine is from My Craft Spot.
another side view
closer view of the fisherman's basket
I had some sticky mesh that I've had in my stash for years and found a great use for it on my basket lid. I put 3 fish in the you love the fishes eyes... they are black brads, my daughter squealed "oh the look so real".... she does not like fish at all, it was so funny... she's 19.
Seriously, paper piecing images from Everyday Paper Dolls cricut cartridge it totally fun, I had a blast making this card for a special dad.
I hope you enjoyed my card and were inspired in some way today, and if you haven't seen the rest of the My Craft Spot design team projects for the "King of the Grill" challenge, head over to My Craft Spot and see what they've made -HERE. you'll love their creations!
Thank you for stoping by!


  1. This is totally awesome. (I liked your golf cart too but this just really blew me away) Fantastic work. TFS.

  2. So cute! I love everything about your card! You've inspired me to use my Everyday Paper Dolls. :) Really Really great job!

    Ally :)

  3. Oh WOW! Great card! Love the inspiration. I'd love to see a video. You didn't mention the back side of the card. I'm guessing you made a grey washed out looking wood plank fence as the background. At least that is what it looks like. TFS

  4. This is a fantastic card, Robin! I love all the layers you gave this. Hugs, Saundra

  5. This is an amazing card with lots and lots of great details!! There is no way you look old enough to have an 19 year old daughter!! Wow!!!

  6. Love this card!! It reminded me so much of my dad, he loves to fish and also reminded me of him taking the four of us fishing when we were growing up. What he was thinking to take 4 kids fishing who knows. I'm sure he knew we weren't going to catch any fish because we made too much noise, especially with 3 girls in the boat that didn't want to touch the fish if and when we did catch them. I didn't know what kind of card to make him but after seeing your card you have inspired me to try and make one similar. I hope you don't mind. I would love to see a video of how you made this card. Thanks again for sharing your talent with everyone! Susan

  7. Oh, goodness, where do I start!? What a terrific card! All the detail is just amazing! PPDU is the cartridge that I put at the top of my list as one that I use the most! What a wonderful collection of images you used!

  8. Robin, what a fabulous card, I love everything about it. Brilliant!! Would love to see a video.


  9. love the card

  10. i would love to see a video on this card it is so awesome and I do have a gyspy so I would love to make it!!

  11. This card is so cute I would love to see a video on how you made it. It would help me learn my gyspy better. Thank you


  12. I would love to see a video on this card...its FABULOUS!!!

  13. Video's are always a want to, love watching how the cards are cut and put together with sizes and all, love the cards they are adorable.

  14. would really like to see a video. We too love the outdoors and fishing and have not seen too many cards about fishing. Watching someone make the project is always helpful and inspiring.

  15. Even though this is an old post - I just love your creativity! Love this!


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