Tuesday, August 13, 2019

SOS402: gone fishin'

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.

scribbly fishes stamp set by dina wakley for ranger; stamped in black archival ink on scraps of patterned paper from MANY sources including: graphic 45, lawn fawn, dcwv, creative imaginations and echo park; alphas: lawn fawn; glossy black cardstock: the paper cut; adhesives: elmers brand glue tape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

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! ♥


  1. I adore your machine stitching!
    Nothing beats a punny birthday card and who doesn't love fish??
    I love your hand drawn waves...
    So awesome!

  2. Low tech brilliance! Your waves are awesome, as is the entire card! Love it!

  3. Just love this underwater scene! Great collection of scraps! You just keep on making these tall scrappy cards! Terrific!

  4. I knew this was yours as soon as the page opened over at SOS . x

  5. Fantastic card, love a tall card (or a long one) they are very impressive. I agree sometimes hand cutting is faster than getting out the dies and machine, as always your machines stitching is fantastic.

  6. Love this, long cards are such fun.


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