Sunday, June 28, 2009

Glub Glub...

I had such fun making this card! It's for my dad's birthday. (Happy Birthday Dad! I love and miss you lots. Wish we could be there to help you eat that cake!) I had asked my 6 year old what stamp set he would like for me to use on grandpa's card. He knows that dad loves to go to the boat and go fishing. He made me pull out every set that included boats, fish, and water. He had picked out three stamps from the Fishy Friends set, three from the Silly Sealife set, and three from By Sea (all of these sets are retired SU!). By this time, I was laughing at him. I told him that the card would have to be HUGE to use all of those on one card. He reluctantly chose the three from By Sea and he left me to my work. I was so happy he chose those because I knew immediately the sketch I wanted to use. I had bookmarked Jen del Muro's (i{heart}2stamp)Sketch For You To Try (SFYTT) from 5/23/09. This sketch was perfect! I markered the boat in Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry (new In-Colors avail. July 1) and Real Red, stamped it onto Whisper White and cut it out with my Circle Scissor Plus and layered it onto a Real Red circle. To create the 'waves' I cut a circle of Bermuda Bay the same size as the Whisper White and tore it into thirds. I discarded the center third and layered the remaining two, one on top of the other, sponged on some Whisper White Craft and adhered it underneath the boat. I trimmed off 3/4" from the outer edge of the Crushed Curry base card. I then cut a Whisper White layer 1/8" smaller than the base (4-1/8" x 5-3/8"), stamped the bubbles up the outer edge and adhered it to the inside, back of the base card. The rope twine was knotted on each end and then I unraveled the ends. I attached it to the card using mini glue dots. The little fish is stamped in Crushed Curry and punched in a 1" circle, layered onto a 1-1/4" Bermuda Bay circle. He is attached using Stampin' Dimensionals. I was SO pleased at the way this card turned out!! I ran outside hollering for my little one...looking for his approval...sure I'd get it! He takes one look at it and says, "That's not what I had in mind! I wanted blah, blah, blah..." Hmpht! I told him to make his own card...the stamps were still out on my desk. This coming from the kid who told me that he's not a worker, he's a player! Hmm...I still love the card and I'm sure dad will too! Which is good...cause I'm not making him another one this year.

What do you think? I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for stopping by today. Thanks to Jen for the sketch. Give one of Jen's sketches a try. They are always terrific!



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