Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Creative Cafe' kit -Gone Fishing

Hi Everyone!  I have a fun Father's Day card using those fun wobblers that you'll find in this month's Creative Cafe' Kit - "Let's Hear it for the Boys!"  for today's card I'm featuring the add-on stamp set, Gone Fishing.    
Here's a look at my card- with a view of the inside in the lower RH corner.
To begin I'm using just a regular A2 card size, cut and folded to measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2.  I stamped and paper-pieced and colored both the front half of my Fisherman, and the 'back end too', this is what is so fun, having the 'behind' view of my fisher guy as he pokes his head out the window to tell everyone he's Gone Fishin'!  
This is where the wobbler comes in!  What are wobblers?  They are plastic springs that allow you to pop up an image and allows movement at the same time!

I cut out a vertical rectangle with my trimmer, and than for fun framed it in my Window die, that I cut twice, so I could frame in the outside as well as the inside of my card.  If you don't have a die, you can easily create your own frame by cutting a rectangle and than cutting out the inside again with your trimmer or if you're handy with a zacto knife that works well too.
  Tip: If you have an open space like mine- I colored and paper-pieced both sides of my Fisherman
Once colored and the window frame in place I had adhered my front and back end of my Fisherman in the window - with the card front sandwiched in between.  Before adding the 'back end', I placed a wobbler in between the 2 first.  I trimmed mine a bit so you wouldn't see it- these are also self-adhesive for easy positioning.  
I anchored the front half to the lower part of the window frame, so the back end will wiggle!

 For the rest of the inside, I stamped my fishing reel directly to the card, and the fish image on the map print paper from the Getaway paper pad, fussy cut it out and popped it on the end of my line.  I cut a bit of my fence used on the front of my card to anchor my reel.  I stamped the cute bee, and the phrase You're a Great Catch.  To finish my scene, I inked with a sponge and Distress ink blue skies the top edge of my card - and with my Distress Marker, Peeled paint I free-handed in some grass. 

There's a lot of cute phrases in this set, that you can stamp in the sign the Fisherman is holding- which makes this more versatile and fun!  I added another popped message at the top that says  Worlds' Greatest Dad' this is from the stamp set that comes with the kit "Just Men".
Thanks for stoppin' by!  I hope you'll have some fun and give these wobblers a try!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe June Kit of the month  add-on set Gone Fishing and Just Men
Paper: The Rubber Cafe Creative Cafe June Kit of the month Echo Park Getaway 6x6 pad
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Distress inks; Blue skies; Antique Linen; Copics & Distress marker; Peeled paint
Embellishments: Wobblers found in the kit
Tools/Dies:Sizzix Bigz die -Window frame(Tim Holtz collection); Spellbinder Fence die- made for the Rubber Cafe. Distress sponge tools


Gloria Stengel said...

He is goofy and cute! Love the use of the window and fence!

Nicole Brown said...

Looking to buy this retired set. Are you interested in selling it?