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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Harry The Trout Card

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As I have mentioned, I have a lot of fishermen in the family to make cards for, and one in particular is a freshwater fisherman, so when I saw this free Harry The Trout image offered by Barb Finnigal, I took it.


The image was sized and printed, then adhered to some white card, as I had printed onto paper, then mounted it over the embossed some silver mirror card. I embossed it  with a woodgrain folder (as I had no other wave type folders. This gave some movement without overwhelming the wonderful image


The sentiment was a magazine freebie, surgically altered so I could stamp it as one line,
Stamped and silver embossed directly on the card base.


The inside was decorated by wrapping some metallic, irricescent, (machine) thread around the liner, threading it through the hook 'charm' as I did. 


The charm came unadorned, but I made it into a fly hook!  It's a long time since I have tied a fish hook to a line, but the basic technique was used here to whip the silver and blue threads, and blue ribbon, to the hook.  The threads were trimmed to be even, and the hook glued to the card after it had been threaded onto the wrapped thread.

The recipient appreciated it!

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17 comments:

Sue said...

What a great card for a fisherman, Maxine. The ripples on the embossed silver card snd the fishing hook are fabulous details.

brenda said...

He's a rather magnificent Trout, looks as though he's framed and hanging on the wall.

B x

Melanie Hungerford said...

Wonderful card, the silver accents look great and love the inside detail! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble!

kareN stampZ said...

That's such a cool trout and card to give to a keen fisherman, love the inside. I often forget to do that to make it more special. Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at AAA Cards.

HilaryJane said...

That's a great image. Love that he is called Harry. Your embellishment inside is really very clever. The recipient will love it xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, this card reminds me of those talking fish plaques that were popular a few years ago. I think your hook embellishment is perfect for this fabulous card!

Julie said...

Another stunning card Maxine & just perfect for a fisherman. It is always so hard to find decent masculine cards - yours are amazing!! Yes it is a very long time since I have tied a fish hook too. Enjoy the week Maxine x0x

Donna Walls said...

Very handsome masculine card Maxine, the fish hook charm is the perfect accent. Thanks for inspiring us with your lovely design at The Paper Funday Challenge.
Donna xx
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Gerrina said...

A fun image and one that he can hope to catch... Love the way you put the hook attached at the card! Hugs, Gerrina

Dawn T said...

A perfect card for a fisherman. Lovely card Maxine.

Alyson Mayo said...

That is one fabulous fish! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a beautifully put together card Maxine, I love the fish, sitting on the waves and the beautiful "fly" inside. Great work. x

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love how you used the woodgrain embossing folder for your waves in the sea... looks great and what a great embellishment on the hook. Thanks for sharing your masculine card with us at Double Trouble.

Celeste Goff said...

What a fabulous masculine card!

At Home In New Zealand said...

I love the way you have turned the hook into a fishing fly! Mxx

Irish Cherokee said...

What a fun card. Any fisherman would love getting this card.

Hugs and Blessings

Bonnie Lynn said...

That is so cool!!! I love the hook "charm" you made. What a great idea. Thanks for joining us this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again.