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Friday, 10 August 2012

A fishing birthday...

 An online friend asked all her online friends to send surprise birthday cards for her partner and this is the card I came up with.  It's a basic stepper card.

Flitterglu'd fish
My mum was always the promarker queen, and since she died I haven't really touched them.  So I thought this was a good time to cross that bridge, and had a go with this stamp set from Personal Impressions.  I stamped the fisherman first, then masked him and did the background using an assortment of stamp pads - Big and Juicy Waterfall, Adirondack sunset orange and lettuce.

I then coloured him in (not as good as my mum used to do, but I'm rusty...).  I stamped the word Fishing from the stamp set at the bottom, and then cut it out using a nestie shape which I mounted onto plain black card.

On a separate piece of card I stamped the fisherman's sentiment " A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work" and mounted it onto the same black card I used for the nestie shape.

I used some pretty green paper from my stash to cover the "steps" and then the fish were stamped using flitterglu and covered with the gilding flakes, because I thought the scales would be particularly effective.  I cut them out and stuck them to the front steps using pinflair gel.

The three steps were all edged with silver peel off border strips that I coloured black with my promarker.

Finally, I used a Little Claire Designs save the date stamp for the birthday greeting.

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