Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Fishing Birthday Cards

My boyfriend's Dad and Brother-in-Law share a birthday on 9th January. They're both fishing mad and we brought them both tackle so I decided to continue the theme in their cards!

This first one was quite simple to put together as I designed it for Martin to make for his Brother-in-Law. He cut everything out then insisted he wouldn't be able to assemble it straight, so I had to do that bit along with stamping the greeting. It uses one of the cute Lili of the Valley die cut squares, DCWV Stack 6 designer paper, Papermania Natural Raffia and an assortment of buttons that i've collected.

This second card was designed in Digital Scrapbook Artist 2 and then printed onto Matt Photo Paper. The photo I used is actually of a fish Martin's Dad caught last year! It felt a bit like cheating though so I added some stitching and eyelets, covered the letters in Glossy Accents then matted it onto some green cardstock. The card blank was 8" x 8" and is the first time i've used this size but it's perfect for projects like this with lots of detail.


  1. Hi Laura, two fantastic 'man' cards - I always stuggle with these - and well done to your BF. He'll be stealing your stash if you're not careful.

  2. Fab mens cards Laura. I love the papers and love how you have used raffia, it looks great xx

  3. Love the cards, the photo makes it more personal and its a great idea

  4. Fab cards love the random buttons on the first one

  5. Fab cards!
    Thanks for entering the DT call at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - good luck!
    Helen x

  6. Lovely cards Laura. I love the colours. Jaqui x