It is my Son-in-Law's birthday in a couple of days. This relaxing image works out perfectly for his card, as he is an avid fisherman. He keeps their family freezer full tasty fish, but does a lot of catch and release fishing too. We just drove the kiddies over to the Douglas Lake Ranch for their annual Dad's and kids fishing derby. Several families go each year and together they create great family memories of
star filled nights ad lazy days fishing from shore or out in the boats they haul up there.
My Son-In-Law has very strong opinions of the flavour and taste of certain fish and only catches them to eat at particular times. His rules are stricter than the fishing licence rules here, so we tease him about that!
I included a tape measure ribbon on his card as he is so strict he will throw back what actually is legal size here...I think he will get a kick out that ribbon.
I even added one of my precious fish charms from England. It is my last one but he is so worth it.
The birthday sentiment on this card is NBUS. New, but never before used, none the less! Many of you know that I have been on a consumables freeze for quite some time. I recently rewarded myself with some non consumables...this Tim Holt stamp set and a couple of new dies.
The wee tags are a VOS (very old stash) item. They are from a huge package of 20 sheets of press out die cuts that I purchased a few years ago at a scrapbook garage sale. Good to finally use some of them!
****************This is card #38 of 50. I have been on a consumables spending freeze until I made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock exempt).***************
Card base - from my stash
DP - snippet of 12x12 scrapbook waves paper from my stash; green dotted and the white woodgrain papers are from my snippets drawers
Card stock - snippets of teal and green card from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders
Ribbon - snippet from my stash
Charm - from my trip to England last year
Stamp - image...will have to fill this in when I get home...forgot to write it down
Stamp -sentiment is Tim Holtz
Twine -snippet of jute twine from my stash
Tags - from an old scrapbook garage sale
Rub on - hand tied fly rub on is unknown from my stash
I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop -must use snippets
2. Marks Finest Papers Inspirational Challenge - I was inspired by the green of the watermelon rind. It helped me chose the green dotty background paper and I then decided to repeat that green shade by cutting the mat for the image out twice. Once in green and once in blue. I then sliced them in half and used one of each!
3. SweetPea Stampers Challenge - For Boys/Men