Hi Everyone, *waves*
I'm back with a birthday card. I honestly had no intentions of doing my dad's birthday card yet, being that I have a week left to do it and I ALWAYS procrastinate, but as I was sitting in front of my laptop watching all the hauls and videos on youtube, I decided that each day I would make at least 1 craft thing. Whether it's a card for sale, a card for someone, some jewelry, a craft page, some organizing, a video, etc. So today I was able to do 2 things. I uploaded a video and I made this card.
The image was given to me in a RAK by Sharon (smscrapper on YT) and as soon as I saw it I thought of giving it to dad. It's so funny when he told me last week "My birthday is April 6 and I don't want any clothes. I already have too many. So..." Like, my dad has NEVER in his life mentioned his birthday coming or has he EVER hinted on what he doesn't want. So, as I sat thinking about all the possibilities for gifts, I figured something in the area of fishing (which is his favorite pass time) would be perfect. AND it goes great with the image that I knew I would be using. Now, I don't know what to get him since he has so many fishing rods, and accessories, etc. The thing is that they are stored away (he's a hoarder) and I don't know if they are in good condition, rusty, broken (he's a hoarder) and well, I would love to get feedback from you on any ideas you might have. Remember I have 1 week and it has to be within a budget... meaning I can't afford a fishing boat! lol
I used a few patterned papers including Basic Grey, and the one thing I do remember (or recognize) is the strip of green fishes was from a border sheet from Cosmo Cricket. I don't remember the collection so I'm not able to share that with you. But if you want to research it you are more than welcome. I distressed a few of the edges. Colored his skin with copic markers and the rest with color pencils. I tried to give his hat and clothes a worn look by mixing brown, green, orange, black and blue. The fishes were colored in also, but I wanted them to stand out so I used distress stickles in peeled paint. The red pearls are from a multi-colored Recollections pack that I got at Michael's for 99 cents. And for the dark brown mat behind the boy I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles Large.
I think I'm getting better at cutting around the images. I love those darn Tonic springy scissors!
I used 3 sets of Stampin Up oval punches to highlight the sentiment and propped it up with dimensionals.
I hope you have been inspired and will making something special for your dad on his birthday.
Thanks for stopping by.