Monday, January 12, 2009

Big fish in a little pond

This is a birthday card for an 88 year old man who enjoys fishing and humor...I think this will fit the bill! This comical image is from Class Act Stamps which I found at the Heirloom Rubber Stamp show I attended this past fall. I don't (or I didn't) know anyone who fishes that I normally send cards to, but the image was too funny and too cheap not to pick up!


I colored the image with Prismas and oms. It's stamped on Gina K's Pure Luxury 120 lb. white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This is truly the heaviest and smoothest paper I have ever used. It was a joy to blend the Prisma's on this paper! I was skeptical at first using my Copics on it, but the resulting image (which will be shown later this month) changed my mind. I painted H2O's over the pencil on the fish. I also painted Shimmerz in Angel Wings over the water which you don't really see in the photo. The dp is Cogsmo from Cosmo Cricket and the brads are from American Crafts. The Dream Big sentiment is from Stampendous.
I wanted to keep the card simple both for mailing and for male! It's hard not to use a lot of bling and bows or flowers...but then I feel like it's too plain. I could have taken it apart and crazy sponged ink on it, but I was too lazy. Anyway, yesterday was my one year blogaversary and you know what that means...stay tuned!

16 comments:

Juliana said...

Tee hee hee!!!
What a fantastic main image!! I love your coloring, too!!

WONDEFUL card!!

Lauri said...

How funny! I love that image and can understand why you just had to have it! Great card for this "young" man!

Poppy said...

oh this made me laugh, my husband is a fisherman could just imagine his face .....lol
poppy

Cindy Haffner said...

Too funny, love it.

Rose Ann said...

This is totally adorable, Danielle!! Your coloring is wonderful...and the image is too funny!!

Carolyn King said...

SNORT...hysterical...love that!

Ila said...

This is Fabulous Funny and Perfect!!...He will love it...Thanks so much Danielle!!...Hugs, Ila

Candy said...

Super cute...hehe!!

noble pig said...

Yeah he will love it! So adorable!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Danielle, this is awesome! I LOVE that fish! I must look into this line of stamps... they would sell well at the store!

broni (waterchild12) said...

I LOVE that stamp, Danielle! How perfect for your friend! Beautiful coloring!

Kelly said...

Too funny!! Great card, he'll love it!!

shel9999 said...

LOL! LOVE it! :)

Shirley said...

How darn cute is that! LOLOLOL and pretty too!

Curt in Carmel said...

What a hoot! I LOVE that fish!!! Made me laugh right out loud when I saw this. I've seen other cards made for this person, and yours by far is the best! Curt

Viv said...

Almost blew my tea all over my computer when I saw this card on Ila's blog!!! It's hilarious and just the ticket. He is going to LOVE this!
Viv xx