Saturday, July 3, 2010

Gone Fishin'

Hello Friends~

I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday weekend. It is very HOT out there....they tell us tomorrow evening we may see.......or should I say hear some thunder boomers.......hopefully it will wait til the fireworks are over. However you celebrate make sure to have fun and stay safe!

I made this card for little nephew's birthday and thought it would be a perfect post being that so many are heading to the lake for camping and fishing this weekend.
I used this adorable little stamp from High Hopes called Time Well Spent. I used my copics to color the image and applied some crystal lacquer to the water to give it a 'wet' appearance. Don't these two just look like they are having the best time?

I added a real fish hook to the card.....had the hubby remove the sharp barb.....this leads me to a kinda funny story about when I went to our little local hardware store to buy them......the nice gentleman asked me if I needed any help.....I replied that I think I found what I needed....I was looking at the size and color of the metal.....he said well maybe if I knew what kind of fish are you fishing for?.....I told him I wasn't going fishing with them.....he looked at me with a puzzled look and said well what are going to do with fish hooks then?.....I said "Oh if I tell will think I am crazy"....well then I thought that didn't sound so good I told him I make cards and was going to use them as an embellishment on a card I am making with fish on it.....he told me he didn't think I was crazy....but he still looked a little puzzled so I'm not so sure!

Here's a closer looksie at the image

This is an easel card so here is the inside....the little fish on the pop up is off of a Penny Black stamp with Hedgehogs Fishing.

Hope you enjoyed my card....oh I love reading your sweet comments!
Enjoy the weekend everyone! We are going to my Mom and Dad's for a family cookout.....yummmm can't wait!!

Stamps: High Hopes Penny Black and Stampin' Up
Paper: CS is from SU and DP is from 3 Bugs in a Rug
Inks: Memento, SU and Copics
Tools: SU and Martha Stewart punches
Embellishments: stash



  1. Wonderful, adorable card Lisa, one of my favourite HH stamps.

  2. Lisa, this is so darling!!! I just love all of your details - you do such a perfect job!

  3. Wow, this is a fabulous card Lisa. Just love the image you used (which is beautifully coloured of course) and the paper is absolutely perfect. Fantastic job too with all the details, the fishing hook and the fish inside - fantastic. Hope your nephew loves it as much as I do !


    Jo xxx

  4. Love it! The papers are fabulous and the image is colored fantastic too.

  5. totally charming Lisa! I love this boy and his dog.. I haven't colored mine yet but I will...someday! lol Adorable work!
    Pam Going Postal

  6. Oh wow Lisa this is amazing!
    Such a wonderful creation!
    kim x

  7. So cute! The coloring is wonderful! Can't wait to see more!
    :) Rachel

  8. Such a cute card. Perfect for a little guy. Love that image... great paper choices. :o)

  9. this is just so sweet Lisa, a gorgeous creation.xx

  10. I LOVE this Lisa!! That image is so ADORABLE! I'm sure your nephew loved it!

  11. Lovely card! It made me smile! great colorwork too!
    I have a blog candy running these days if you happen to come by!
    Hugs, Iulia- new follower

  12. Hello Lisa, THis is an adorable card!!! I was looking at your other cards and boy oh boy you do BEAUTIFUL artwork!!!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog with your very UPLIFTING commetns..
    hugs, Janiel

  13. oh boy NOW I tell ya if I could type or spell the world would be in trouble... LOL...... I hop you could read my post above. tee hee heeeeeee
    hugs, Janiel

  14. Oh this is one of my FAVORITE High Hopes stamps!! I'm on an older HH image kick so I'm lovin' this! Love the fishy paper :)

  15. Wow, this is fabulous! Love the design and embellishments! Hugs, Karen

    P.S. If you have time to stop by, I'm giving away some blog candy!