Fishy Birthday Wishes

Hi there 🙂 With the weather finally feeling, and looking, like spring, everyone around here is talking about going fishing! When people start getting their rods and tackle out, we know that winter is finally over in the Canadian prairies! The Leaping Trout digital stamp set from Power Poppy has perfect images to use on cards for the avid fishermen around me! I printed the image twice, so I could mask it while I went to work on with my Distress Inks. I attached the image piece to the background before blending the ink, so there would be some continuity with the pattern of the background colors. When I was satisfied, I splattered water on it, to give it an even cooler effect. I removed the mask from the fish, and colored it with my Copics, adding a few white accents with my Posca pen.

I have some cool fishing dies from Gina K, so cut a rod and a hook from some silver card stock. I attached the 2 die cuts with a piece of silver thread, then glued them down. After matting the image with a pretty teal paper, I carefully positioned it on the background, so the ink blending patterns matched up. A simple stamped and embossed sentiment, cut out with a fishtail (ha) banner die, and more teal matting finishes the card off.

I’d like to enter this in the following:

Power Poppy Blossom Challenge – Sponge Bath

Get Creative Challenges – #120 Springtime Blues

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends – #203 ATG

Classic Design Challenge – #4 April ATG

Crafts Galore Encore – #110 April ATG


  1. WOW, I love the background paper you created. And that is an awesome die of rod and fishhook. Perfect with this image.

  2. Susan, this is a BEAUTY! Your background is such a perfect backdrop to this fish. The sponging really gives it so much depth. Gorgeous colouring too! Thanks for joining us in The Blossom Challenge at Power Poppy!

  3. A wonderful card and an awesome fish image. Lovely soft colour blends to create the gorgeous background and fabulous die-cut embellishments.
    Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore April Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

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