it's one of my favorite themes this fortnight at shopping our stash. for "gone fishin'" we'd like to see projects which feature fish or other sea creatures, or which have a fishing theme. i've probably already made elebenty gazillion "best fishes" cards, but i have no intention of stopping any time soon, because they are always (to me!) fun to make and send.
first of all, i guess it's obvious, i made a tall card. i love seeing them, and i love making them, but it must be said, they are harder to photograph than other shapes of cards. this one was a fantastic use of scraps, however, since i only needed quite small pieces on which to stamp my dina wakley "scribbly fishes" and i used lots of narrow offcuts to make layers of waves. i do, in fact, own a cool waves die (it's part of mama elephant's "landscape trio") but on this night i was too lazy to get up and get it. so i just drew scallopy wave shapes on the back of my scraps and cut them out. sometimes low tech really is less work, lol. after i had stamped and fussycut the fishes, and stacked my waves, the only thing left to add was a sentiment. i used ancient medium-sized alphabet stickers in a green that coincidentally matches the turtle perfectly. and yes, at the very, very end, i did a bit of machine stitching, not because it was needed, but because i felt like it.
there's lots more fishy fun over on the SOS blog. i hope you'll check that out right now! ♥