Saturday, July 07, 2018

Fishing Boat Sympathy

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with us today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog. We just celebrated American Independence day on July 4th and now summer is in full swing.

Since there isn't a new release of dies for July,  we have decided to have a throwback month.  The team will be featuring some of our older dies to give you some fresh ideas for using them.

My card today is featuring the Fishing Pole & Boat die. I need a sympathy card for a friend who just lost her husband to liver cancer. He was an avid fisherman and even the remembrance pamphlet they gave at the funeral home reflected that.  It was such a beautiful tribute that I will use it for the inside of my card.
So let's get started with some details on how I created this card.

Step 1.  I sponged some clouds in my lake scene using a cloud stencil and tumbled glass distress ink. The cardstock is taped with repositionable tape to my craft mat. I do this to keep it from moving while I am stenciling. And the craft mat makes clean-up easier.
Once I was satisfied with the look, I stamped my background mountains with gray ink.  The stamp set I used is supposed to give the look of watercoloring. I wanted the mountains to have a misty appearance since they were in the background. I thought I achieved that.
Used marina mist ink (medium blue)for the water. I stamped off once before I stamped the water to give it that same look.   I wanted the fishing boat and die cut water pool to be the emphasis.  
 For the sun and rays, I used a sun ray stencil and daffodil ink. Taped the stencil to the corner of my scene.
I also sponged some kraft ink at the waters edge for the lake shore.
Image Panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Step 2: Cut the boat and fishing pole using different shades of brown cardstocks. The water is cut with marina mist cardstock. It's the same ink I used to stamp the water.
Step 3: Time to start the card assembly. I layered the die cut pieces onto the sponged and stamped scene I created.
I adhered the image panel to a marina mist cardstock base. Once I did that I decided I didn't like the fishing lure that I used. So I cut the one that is part of the fishing pole die in red and a light gray cardstock. I thought the smaller lure looked better in my scene.
I wasn't sure about adding a sentiment on the card. But, I wanted this to be more personal for my friend so I gave in and stamped "sharing in your sorrow" to complete my card.
Well, that's it for me for this week. I hope I have given you a new idea if you own this die. If you don't have it, it's still available in the online store. See you next Saturday with another Throwback in July idea.
Die I used to create card.



Pam MacKay said...

Lovely background for your boat! Beautiful card Mary!

Jeanne said...

Pretty card Mary - very peaceful.

Anja Ž. said...

Beautiful card. I love the layout and the background you made.

Janja said...

What a beautiful card!

Lois said...

This personalized sympathy card is great, Mary! It's always so nice when you can personalize a card to the specific person. I'm sure your friend will appreciate it.