Saturday, June 14, 2014

You're a Catch- featuring Creative Cafe' June kit

Mary-Ann here with another manly card created with this month's Creative Cafe Kit of the Month - Let's Hear it for the Boys!   
 I have to be honest with you and tell you that I was worried about what I was going to do with these fish.  I mean, I had to use them right?  Well, I started with my go-to base card of 5x5.  I added a 3 1/2 x 5 block of orange.  I cut the newsprint circle with a punch I had on hand.  If you don't have a 3" punch, grab a cup, a bowl or anything round, about the size that you want and trace it to get your circle.  I tucked the top off of the circle.  With pinking shears or any style decorative scissors you have, I cut a strip of the black.  I knew that I was going to be stamping in black and wanted to pull it all together.  I stamped "Gone Fishin" across a scrap of white and took a scalloped border punch and cut it down to size.  Before I attached these two strips, I stamped my fishing pole to the far right.  Then I had a problem.....  It was too short for what I wanted.  So, I grabbed out a thin black marker and extended the pole myself.  Perfect!  Now I could add my strips of papers.

You can see here that I stamped the fish stamp to three different color blue papers.  I did the dreaded fussy cutting to get these guys out.  I backed two with foam tape for dimension and then added them like so.  I found some black thread and a needle and created fishing twine to each fish.  Still needing a little more embellishment, I added black Stickles, you could use a Pearl Pen, to each scallop and to to the fish, on the eyes and fins. 

Still needing a bit more, I sewed  around the edge of the orange block.  Nope, not enough!  Doodling was necessary, don't you think?

I appreciate you stopping by.  See you next week.

Ink: Memento Ink-Black Tuxedo, black marker, black pearl pen
Adhesives:  The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue, foam tape
Embellishments:  black thread, needle


Karen T said...

I love the newsprint and the fish!

Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

Thank you Karen!