Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Great Outdoors

Today's Challenge (over on The House that Stamps Built) is Designer's Choice, and Heather picked "The Great Outdoors" as our theme for this week.

To create my fishing themed card I:
  • Inked up 2709-I, Large Pine Forest in Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and bounced my Pine Needles ink pad over parts of it for a two tone look
    • I inked the tree trunks with Gathered Twigs - spritzed the whole thing with water and stamped it on my kraft cardstock
    • I repeated this process to create a continuous forest across my card front
  • Using sponge daubers, I sponged Broken China Distress Oxide  into the sky and Mowed Lawn Distress Ink into the grass
  • I trimmed my panel and mounted it on dark green card stock

For the fish panel I:
  • Stamped 2909-H, Rainbow Trout in Tuxedo Black Ink (Memento) on water color paper
    • Colored my image with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut it
    • The fish is raised off the card with mounting tape
  • Cut a piece of cream card stock to size, masked off the edges with painters tape, and sponged on Antique Linen Distress Ink
    • Distressed the edges and mounted it on dark green card stock with coordinating distressed edges

To finish off my card I:
  • Scored a piece of kraft card stock (Martha Stewart scoring board) every 1/2 inch
    • rubbed Walnut Stain and Gathered Twigs Distress ink over it to create a wood plank look 
  •  Glued a small twig to the lefts side of the card and attached some natural colored burlap string for a fishing line
  • Added two small gold brads to the top right corner

  • For my blog readers: Enjoy the 10% discount code to the Repeat Impressions Store posted on the sidebar
  • There's a new challenge every week over at  The House That Stamps Built 
    • you don't have to use Repeat Impressions stamps to link or win
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Check out what the other design team members created: 

This post linked to:
Tuesday Throwdown - The Great Outdoors


Donna said...

Great masculine and great outdoors card, like how you used a real twig!

Pam said...

Awesome card! My hubby would love this! I love the pines and trout and the twig fishing pole is adorable!

Conniecrafter said...

Terrific outdoors card, love how you stamped your forest, looks great on the kraft cardstock. The twig is a terrific touch to it, great coloring of the fish!

Cheri said...

Wow, wow, wow, Esther!!!! This card is absolutely awesome! Every detail is a winner, from the bg to the fish to the "fishing pole". Fabulous card and take on the challenge.

Laurie Unger said...

Awesome masculine card, Esther. This really nailed the challenge.

Laurie Unger said...

Perfect masculine card. Great job with the challenge too, you nailed it.

Heather said...

This card is fabulous!! I've never noticed this image before, and I'm sure I wouldn't have wanted it if I had, but after seeing your card I'm thinking . . . hmmm . . . that's a cool fish! : )

Glittered Paws said...

Oh Wow - this would be a perfect card for my hubby - he is a trout fisherman and a darn good one at that. We always have fish in our freezer. Love all the eye candy - especially the twig.