Hey friends! With Father's Day right around the corner I thought I'd share a fun Dad Card idea for the fishing enthusiast in your life! Whether it be a dad, grandpa, or someone who is like a dad this fun card is sure to illicit a smile or two! I finally got all the Distress Oxide Ink colors (yeah, I am only a wee bit behind the times!) and all I can say is.... where have these inks been all my life? Wow! All the enjoyment of Distress Inks with the fabulous look of pigment inks. I can't wait to share even more ideas with these fabulous inks but for today I'll share some ideas for ink blending and stencils a gorgeous ocean and sunset background.
For the background of my card I die cut two panels from Canson watercolor cardstock using the Wonky Rectangles largest die. From the bottom of the top panel, I die cut the Big Dad die to create a shaker window. Make sure and hold onto the letters and the inside of the letters to easily piece them back together when a transparency is placed behind the opening. From the top of the panel the new Drifting Stitches Borders were used to die cut two borders along the top edge. I love that the imperfection of these stitches coordinate with the Wonky Rectangle Stitches!
For the background and top panels, I applied Faded Jeans, Broken China, and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks with Ink Blending Tools. The Waves Stencil was used over the inking to create the ocean/water look. Because the Distress Oxide Inks are a combination dye/pigment ink, it makes them super easy to layer and stamp on top of other inking and the ink "sits on top" of the paper for a fantastic look. The fish stamped with Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink on the top layer is a good example of this. Also, inside the shaker, coral was stamped with Fired Brick Distress Oxide Ink and it maintains it's great red color without fading!
A piece of transparency was adhered behind the "dad" panel.
A greeting from the Father's Day Finds Stamp Set was stamped on Lawn Fawn Black Licorice Cardstock using Versmark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. The greeting was cut into a thin strip and adhered to the card front as shown.
Fish and fishing images from the Best Fishes Stamp Set and Father's Day Finds Stamp Set were stamped on smooth white cardstock using Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink, colored in with Copic Markers, and die cut with the coordinating Fish and Bowl Dies and Father's Day Finds Dies. Some of the images were adhered to the front of the shaker, a couple of fishes adhered inside the shaker behind the die cut Big Dad, and some tucked under one of the ocean waves. Eye stickers from the All Eyes On You Stamps were added to all of the fish for a fun, whimsical touch.
Two layers of foam adhesive were adhered on the back of the front of the shaker panel and the shaker was filled with Honey Bee Stamps Clear Bitty Beads and the background was adhered to the shaker front. The design was finished with Pretty Pink Posh Small Clear Droplets.
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To watch the creation of this Father's Day fishing shaker card from start to finish, click HERE or watch below:
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