Over the past few weeks I’ve created a number of projects using the Let’s Go Fishing 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack. One of the great things about the paper from Stampin’ Up! is that it’s a heavier weight. Plus most are printed on the reverse with a different pattern, giving you more options for your money. So far I’ve been concentrating on the plainer designs in the pack but today my project is perfect for someone who loves fishing. I found the perfect sentiment for it too.
COLOURUL FISHING HOOKS
First I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece of the sheet with the colourful fishing hooks. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I fixed the paper onto the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. Then I trimmed off the excess paper with Paper Snips, using the edge of the flap as a guide.
Now I needed two more pieces of the same pattern. I cut one at 2-7/8″ x 4-5/8″ and the other at 3/4″ x 5-1/4″. Then I switched to a sheet with an array of blue fish and cut a piece 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″.
For the mat layers I chose Misty Moonlight Card. The first I cut at 3″ x 4-3/4″ and mounted the largest of my DSP pieces to it using liquid glue. The second piece of card I cut at 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″ and mounted the blue fish onto that. Then I cut two more pieces at 1-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ and 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ and set these aside.
I still had the 3/4″ strip of fishing hook DSP left and glued that down the right-hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Very Vanilla Card. Then I glued the 1/8″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Misty Moonlight Card against the left edge of the DSP strip.
For my card base I decided to use another colour taken from the fishing hooks pattern, Mossy Meadow. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut and scored the card, then folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. Finally, using liquid glue I added the Very Vanilla layer to the inside.
All I had left to do now was complete the front on the card.
I started by attaching the remaining pieces of layered DSP. First I used liquid glue to fix the largest piece about 3/8″ from the fold with an even border at the top and bottom. Then with Stampin’ DimensionaIs I added the fish layer about 3/8″ from the right-hand side of the card front and 7/8″ from the bottom.
For my sentiment I turned to the In The Moment Stamp Set and a Mossy Meadow ink pad. I cut a 1-5/8″ x 2-1/8″ piece of Very Vanilla Card and I stamped “Sometmes the most productive thing you can do is relax” in the centre. Then I glued the sentiment onto the remaining piece of Misty Moonlight Card.
Using Stampin’ Dimensionals I added the sentiment to the card front, making sure to stack the Dimensionals two high where the sentiment extended past the edges of the fish layer.
Finally I attached a column of three Rustic Metallic Adhesive-backed Dots to the card base just above the top edge of the fish layer. With that my card was complete.
The more I play with the Let’s Go Fishing DSP the more I find to love about it. Actually going fishing doesn’t appeal, so I think I’ll stay in my studio and craft instead.