Saturday, August 11, 2012

Rainbow Trout

Been a hectic couple of weeks around here. Had company from out of town, birthday parties, family dinners,  lots of stuff from the garden to process-just plain busy! I've made a few cards for some of the challenges, unfortunately I did not have time to post them all. Oh, well, I have cards now!!!
My first cad for the day if for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #181 Challenge-a sketch challenge. I had need of a masculine B-day card recently and realized I had been neglecting the 'boys' again. So I dug out all of my stamps with a masculine vibe to them, as well a my masculine papers. This stamp is from Flourishes 'What a Catch'. As a lot of the 'gentlemen' I know are avid fishermen, I knew this would be my choice for a few cards.
Using the sketch from Flourishes:  I came up with this card design:

The background DP is from Creative Memories (no idea the name)  that I picked up a couple years ago, but it had 'disappeared' in my stash-very masculine looking. The accent piece is from a 6 x 6 SU In Color hostess pad matted with some SU CS. I used a scrap of copper for the accent, and ran it through my CB with the Sizzix Diamond embossing folder. The scrap of brown border was laying on my table begging to be used on something, and it added just the right touch here.
I stamped the fish image on Beckett white CS with Memento Rich Cocoa and colored it with Copic Markers (W0, W3,N3, N4, C0, E29, YG23, BG13, BG10). I added a bit of Stickles to the water and sides of the fish. I cut the image out with ScrapyLand exclusive Wide Beveled Ovals die, then traced around the die on the green Recollections CS  and cut it out with scissors to mat the image. I stamped the sentiment from 'My Pink Stamper 'Birthday Crazy' with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Zing Copper embossing powder. Done!!!!!!! 


  1. Just fabulous Jackie! Great masculine card. Thanks for playing at FTTC. :)

  2. Great card! I love how you colored your fish in, they can be hard but yours is perfect! And I love that you flipped the sketch, I think your the only one! :)

    Thank you for playing along with us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

    ~ Amanda :)