Sunday, June 6, 2010

Father's Day Card

Went this afternoon to the chain craft store "M" and found this fish stamp.  It's by Inkadinkado.  It really isn't my kind of stamp but for some reason it kept calling my name so I bought it.  I decieded once I got home that I would make a Father's Day card for my son to give to his dad.  We have been divorced for over 15 years but I thought it would be nice for my son to give to him.  So again I start looking though my challenges cuz God for bid I could come up with a card all on my own.  hehehe.  So I found CPS-169 Sketch.  It was simple but perect for the image.  Then since I colored the Big Mouth... no not me. the fish, green I had in mind the colors I wanted to use.  Browns, greens, and blues.  Stamping 411 #126 color challenge worked out perfect.  Got the card together and something was missing.  I had even taken the picture already to post and it just wasn't right.  It need something else but I can't put flowers on it.. or buttons.. it needed something to do with the fish and it hit me.  I need a big hook.  I was going to make one out of a paperclip and I remembered I still have my dad's tackle box.  My father passed over 16 years ago but I just can't make myself get rid of it.  Anyway.. found this giant hook and as much as I wanted to leave it sharp (just by chance he stuck himself.. hehehe.. I am soooo bad.. NOOOOOOO Never would I want that!)  *Wink* I got some wire cutters and clipped the very tip off so it isn't sharp.  I noticed Little Red Wagon #31 Challenge - Alter an emelishment. I figured what about making your own?  I guess we'll see.  I think that counts don't you all? 

Three other challenges for Fathers Day Men/Boys Cards:
Sweet Stampin Challenge #29
Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Fathers Day Card
One Stitch At A Time Challenge #16

I hope everyone had a great weekend. 


Lisa said...

Why did you have a fishing hook laying around?

Carrie said...

Well you wouldn't know it wasn't one of your 'usual' have done a fab job!!

Thanks for joining us over at sweet stamping this week xxx

Jill said...

fantastic card I love the fish hook great idea thanks for joining us at sweet stamping hugs Jill xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

A great card for a lover of fishin'. I hope he doesn't snag his finger on the hook as he removes it from the envelope! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Warmest wishes,Lesley

Liz said...

Love what you have done with the hook
Beautiful card thanks for joining OSAAT this week
Liz x

Cheryl said...

oh this is one great card,the detail image and colurs are just stunning,thanks for joining us at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

stitchy said...

Well Mary, I"ll tell ya what, I"m lovin' it lmao...I love to fish with my hubby, it's the most relaxing part of summer for me..I go as often as I can and this card is fintastic, oops, sorry couldn't resist lol FANTASTIC, no really, my hubby would just love this card..thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at OSAAT - hope to see you again - good luck

stitchy xoxox

debby4000 said...

fabulous card Mary, great image and perfect colours.
Thanks for joinin us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

joey said...


fabulous card, I think you have done a great job with this stamp! I have many I brought that were calling my name lol. Thanks for joining us at sweet stampin


Emma Lockley said...

well its a good job it did shout out to you, its a gorgeous card and he's gonna be so pleased to receive this

Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Sweet Stampin this week, hope you had fun!

love emma xoxoxo

Courtney said...

This is great, I really like that stamp! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sweet Stampin! Good Luck!


Lea L. said...

Great masculine card! Thanks for using CPS 170 this week!


Joanne Gilch said...

Get the hook! did you hear yourself saying that? LOL
The card is amazing and the hook makes it so special.