Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Underwater Fish

Welcome

Yes, another man in the family who loves to fish!! so another 'fishy' card


The centre panel was created using an embossed and painted fish image, which is one of my oldest stamps, and used multiple times.  You may recognize it as it has often featured on my cards. 
I used Twinkling H2O's, to paint it, but it doesn't show here, fussy cut it out and adhered it to dark blue card. I then covered it with blue tissue paper that had come around some stamps, and I had kept it to up-cycle.  The shiny bling is part of the paper!  Of course I had to save it... 


The panel was framed with papers, die cut with a stitched wavy edging.  - The top paper has some pale clouds on it, and I heat embossed in copper part of the the sentiment (a magazine freebie)


and used a 'grass like' paper for the bottom third, where I embossed the second part of the sentiment.
The twine was one ply of some heavy string, that I separated out and wound around the panels.


The inside was decorated with some more of the 'grass' paper.


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28 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulously designed male card, something fishy going on here but lovely and a great result.x

Mac Mable said...

What a stunner of a masculine card Maxine. The fish looks fabulous and love the tissue paper background, along with the copper and the wonderufl design x.

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card. I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog for challenge #75 which is Anything Goes. The sponsor is Star Stampz. Hugs Jackie DT xxx

Monica said...

Yes, Maxine, I remember this fish. Looks perfect for a person who likes fishing. The twine looks ideal and I like the textures on this card.

Love,

Monica

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Maxine, such a super design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Now that is one big fish, Maxine! Awesome card design! Fabulous card!

Gerrina said...

Wow I love the colours you used! So serene and the copper is such a great accent! Hugs, Gerrina

Mia said...

This card is absolutely FABULOUS, Maxine! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing the steps! My husband loves finishing too! Kisses, my dear friend.

Leanne Harris said...

A lovely brother card Maxine, I don't know what attracts me to nautical themes but they are beautiful to make and lovely to receive. Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More Challenges for our theme of men and boys this month xxx

Cindy Groh said...

I love it. Great guy card.

Cinderella said...

Hi Maxine,

What an awsome card I like it .

Be safe and Healthy

Hugs and Creativity

Cinderella
Xx

creationsnz said...

WOW Maxine that is one fishy card. I'm glad you shared the technique you used - what a great effect. So glad you shared with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

Dawn T said...

Fabulous card Maxine. Love the way you cut the card to show the centre panel, Very clever.

brenda said...

Sounds like the perfect card for your Brother Maxine, let's hope he's soon allowed to go fishing again as I know so many are missing their hobbies with the lockdown.

Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Men and Boy's theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant card . Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck Ginny DT for Creative Craft Cottage
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froebelsternchen said...

A stunning card Maxime!
oxo
Susi

Brenda said...

What a really cool masculine card Maxine! I love how you did the center part with the fish, it is very watery looking and it just draws the eye right in. That cloud paper is so pretty and I love the "grass" paper too. Perfect for that fisherman in one's life! Hugs, Brenda

betty-NZ said...

I know he will love the personalized details!


Feel free to share at My Corner of the World

MiamiKel said...

This is outstanding, Maxine! Such a fresh and bold masculine card! I love the fish ad thought it was stamped onto the cardstock! Love that you upcycled, of course, I had a blog series planned around that (way behind, of course!) I love your brother's card - just super! Hugs!

Darnell said...

Your brother will really love this manly fish themed card, Maxine! I love the design and that awesome fish, sky, grass, and coppery sediment! And, wow, you went the extra mile with the addition of the twine for texture and dimension! Take care and continue to keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

Shelly Schmidt said...

Really loving your image, and the blue tissue over it is a very cool effect! Love the grassy panel, looks like a textured cardstock as well. Fabulous card for your Brother!

Neet said...

A lovely male card Maxine - what a gorgeous image of a fish you have used. Love all the other elements you have used like the paper, tissue, string etc. They all add to the over all masculinity of this card. I also like how you always carry something forward to the inside - Lovely touch
Hugs & Blessings, Neet xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a wonderful card hun, love the design and stamping, so gorgeous and I bet it was loved by the family fisherman! Stunning hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

I bet the Twinkling H2Os really add some great shimmer. Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges!
Hugs

Suchi said...

It's a wonderful card Maxine. The fish looks great for a masculine card! :)

JD/ Jill said...

Great masculine card! I love the design!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

An inspired card Maxine, great wave effects with wonderful use of that wonderful fish!
Thanks for sharing, and may God bless and keep you and all whom you love safe and well.
Prayer hugs, Shaz in Oz. X 7

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Ilonka said...

Such a funny card. Thanks for join us at the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge.
Hugs Ilonka DT