I hope my Dad isn’t reading this because this week I combined his birthday card into the Colour Me…! Challenge blog’s challenge and I don’t want to spoil the surprise. The CMCC#37 is to create a striking project that incorporates honey (yellow), and teal.
I’m sure it will be obvious when you see the card, but my Dad is BIG into fishing. The we did a family summer holiday this year and when we were there my dad and I were trying to come up with some terrible (read: great) fishing puns. I can’t even remember if we came up with this one or not, but here you have it, my CMCC#37 card, Fishing You a Happy Birthday.
This card is pretty straightforward and most of the time creating it was spent in Silhouette Studio. All the shapes were free (either they came with the machine or tracings of free clip art) or ones I created myself. I used a selection of patterned paper (including the wood grain background) from My Mind’s Eye 6×6 Reunion, paper pad. The one polka dot fish was cut from a scrap. Stitched borders are all the rage right now so I jumped on the bandwagon and used the Silhouette to cut perforated lines on my banner and round background piece. I just love how the stitching gives a subtle detail to the finished project.
After I cut out all my elements of the card using my Silhouette Portrait, I glued the two ‘happy birthday’ cuts together to create the dark grey shadow. Next, I tied grey string on each of the tails of the fish and assembled them in the order I wanted them to hang.
After assembling my card using a combination of foam tape and Tombow Mono liquid glue, I used Ranger Glossy Accents around the ‘fishing you a’ part of the sentiment to give the card a little shine and that was it.
Thanks so much for dropping by. I kind of skimmed over the Silhouette Studio part of the card so if you have any questions please leave me a comment or send an e-mail and give you the full scoop!