Sunday, September 2, 2018

Caught !!!


I made this bridge card for a fisherman's birthday

The back ground paper is from a pack I picked up at a local Warehouse (a cheap variety store), and looks delightfully like a cloudy sky - the best for trout fishing.  The clouds are Whimsy Diecuts, and I drew the birds in myself.

The fish stamp is locally made by Hastings Rubber Stamps, 

as is the fishing rod.  I embossed that with copper ep, then threaded some silver filament from the end of the stamp to the fish's mouth.

The  sentiment, by another New Zealand firm, was embossed with gold ep.

The fish was silver embossed and painted with twinkling H2O's, and mounted over a snippet of muslin/gauze

The bridge part of the card was cut with some (unidentified) stitched hill dies, the green to represent the banks of the river and the de- bossed and inked panel the water.

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aussie aNNie said...

Love that fish, so fabulously designed card Maxine, looks like a lot of trout will be caught...hugs.

brenda said...

What a lovely and really personal creation for the recipient Maxine, the gold embossing realy stands out on the fishy and great idea with the calico net.

B x

Sue said...

Such a wonderful card Maxine! and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month hugs Sue x

Glennis F said...

That makes a fantastic scene, Maxine, well done!

Gina's Cards said...

This is fabulous Maxine. Love the wonderful scene you have created. Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
Gina xx

Mac Mable said...

Such a creative and unique masculine card. Loving all the fun elements and what a stand out card X

mamapez5 said...

A very clever card Maxine. I love ll the details you have incorporated. And of course, it is a perfect card for a fisherman. Kate xx

Monika Reeck said...

cooll I love that fish scene you made Maxine
any mad who like fishing will love your card
this is a great manly card I think

I am sorry Maxine I was in Indonesia from 22 July till 26 Augst
and just have time to open my computer again
and I miss to visit your lovely post
for today I visit some friends
and if I have enough time more I will do catch up
biig hugs and see you on my Blog again it is 00:10 I am tired better go to bed hehe LOL

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- this card is amazing- I just love the fish over the bride section- that is so cool! And, I love the sentiment orientation- perfect!

Dawn T said...

An incredible card Maxine. Beautifully done

froebelsternchen said...

OMG - that is an incredible make! A gorgous card Maxine! Happy new week!
Hugs Susi

HJ said...

What an imaginative scene! I love this card and all the elements you've used to make it super fun for the recipient. Enjoy your day, Maxine!

Wendy L said...

Super design, thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends, xxx

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Maxine - love all of the details - you can never have too many fishing themed cards. The fish looks great - always lovely details from you! xo

Julie said...

Very creative and well done
Thanks for joining us at Digi Chooseday
Julie T

Gerrina said...

Wow this is so beautiful! Love the layers and the fish (Have to use the twinkling H2O's myself again...) And the shape fits perfect with this theme! Hope you have a fun week planned!

MaryH said...

Love everything about this card. I like the folds, I like the way you've used the DP, and the fish looks very shimmery just like a real fish does. Also love all the dimensional elements you've got at the bottom of the card to create such interest. Great birds and I love the way you've done the sentiment. A wonderful composition, Maxine. Blessings. TFS

Brenda said...

What a fun masculine card Maxine! I love the fishing theme, perfect for the fisherman. That paper does indeed look like sky paper and great sky for trout fishing. lol Your clouds are so cute and whimsical and I love your hand drawn birds. Fabulous fishing rod but it is that fish I am loving. Love the vertical sentiment too, a perfect card for one. Hugs, Brenda

stampingbowd said...

What a fun card! So many fun elements to this card. Your fish looks amazing! I love the clouds!! The fishing rod is so fun. Such a cute and creative card!

Quillish said...

Omg.. this is so creative Maxine! The detailing is unmatched. I don't know what blog to admire. Lot of love and kindness thought had gone to this exquisite card, I can see. The recipient will totally love it :)

Monica said...

Hello dear Maxine,

This card is a WOW - I love it to bits. How realistic and perfect for a fisherman.

The background paper matches really well and the hand drawn birds give it such a natural appearance. The fish and the net make it even more so.

Super card,


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this is such a unique and beautiful fishing-themed card! Lovely!!!

Darnell said...

I predict you will win every one of these challenges, Maxine! This is the most creative and spectacular card I've seen in a long time!! Hugs, Darnell

Suzi Mac said...

Amazing creation Maxine, way different but that is so cool. Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge. https // / Good luck!
Suzi Mac

creationsnz said...

Maxine, this is wonderful! You are inspired, like that you heat embossed to get the shine too. CarolG

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a neat idea for a bridge card. This is truly a fabulous card.

Margaret said...

Wow! This is fabulous. I love all the different textures you used and your creativity is amazing with this one.

Neet said...

WOW!! What an amazing card - I just simply love it. Going back for another look.
Blessings, Neet xx

Jessica K said...

What a uniquely creative card! Love your cute embossed fish - just fun! Great job! THanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts! Good luck and hope to see you again next week!

Jess - DT

D.L. Walls said...

I love this fold and your elements are perfect! Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Calendar this month and hope to see you again with another gorgeous creation! Donna - DT Member

Billie A said...

Great masculine card. Great details. Thanks for sharing over at Always Happy Birthday.
Billie A
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Mia said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great design, Maxine. Hugs, my friend.

Jackie T said...

Hi this is stunning. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for the current challenge which is always Anything Goes. The sponsor is Fabrika Fantasy. Hugs Jackie DT