Friday, May 27, 2016

The one that didn't get away for PCCCS196

I have a friend who spends most of the summer with his wife on their boat.  He has a birthday coming up and the sketch from the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge gave me the inspiration for his birthday card.  I just know he's going to love it!

Here's the card I made:

And here's the Paper Craft Crew's banner that was my inspiration:

Welcome to the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge 196. Play along at #papercraftcrew #cardsketch

You can see right off that I chose to use the swordfish from the From Land To Sea Stamp set instead of a butterfly.  I stamped him with VersaMark and then embossed him in silver.  I then used my Aquapainter to color parts of him Island Indigo.

Instead of the circle, I used a circular shape in Island Indigo cut with the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlets Dies.  You can purchase these dies on June 1st!

The sentiment is from the Guy Greetings Stamp Set.  I wanted it to look soft but still show up so I stamped and embossed it on vellum which I glued to Whisper White Cardstock.  

I adhered these pieces to a retired square of DSP from the Adventure Bound Stack.

A shiny star and some Island Indigo splotches finish off my card.

I mounted the piece on its Island Indigo card base and called it done!

I can't wait until he opens this card!  

Happy stampin',


  1. What a great way to use this swordfish!!

  2. You always come up with the most ingenious designs, Robin! This is fabulous! I predict a winner!

  3. Perfect card for a fisherman, Robin! (he'll probably be hoping he catches such a fabulous fish!) I like how you put the Swirly Scribbles behind the fish. Thanks for joining our Paper Craft Crew challenge. ~Deborah

  4. You landed it Robin! Love this card! Thank you for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew this week!

  5. Great card, Robin. Love the way you've combined the stamp sets. Thanks so much for joining our Paper Craft Crew Challenge this week.

  6. Such a beautiful card! I love the colors. It's so hard to make cards for guys and you nailed it! The silver embossing adds so much. Thanks for joining the Paper Craft Crew challenge. -Rina

  7. I absolutely love the way you combined passions into one card. Thank you so very much for participating in the Paper Craft Crew Challenge. Your support is so greatly appreciated and we look forward to your submission next week too!

  8. Hi Robin, Amazing card! I love the detail on the swordfish and that you put into it over the Swirly Scribbles. Thanks for playing along and so glad we could inspire you over at the Paper Craft Crew. We appreciate your support and hope to see you play along with our next challenge. Also, look for your card to be a featured Top Pick! ~Pam, DT


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