Wednesday, July 23, 2014

"The Big Catch" birthday card.

Today is my Father in Law's 83rd Birthday :)
He is such a sweet man (well he is to me) and is very active. He always has a project on the go.
We see him every weekend in the summer as his summer camp is next door to ours.
My daughters were so lucky to have grown up so close to him.

When I purchased this stamp on my last trip, I knew I was going to use it for his birthday card.
He is..or was an avid fisherman. He would go out every weekend and fish the day away with his wife.
Actually the whole family would go out fishing….not me, I would read in the boat.
I was never any good at fishing. I think I would get to excited when I got a fish on and then lose it, lol.

I doubt these are the correct colours for this fish, but I think it works, teehee.
I used my Copic markers to colour in the image and distress inks for the background.
You can't tell from this photo, but I popped the fish up, so it looks like it is jumping right out of the card.
First I stamped the image and just fussy cut out the fish.
Then I stamped it a second time as the base, coloured the image and background and used foam tape to raise the fussy cut fish up.
I also added some sparkle to the fish and the water.

I practically copied this card from the card I had seen at Pine City Scrapbooking. Except her colouring is way better than mine, and she has the correct colours of this fish…at least I think she does ;)
I took a photo of the card I had seen in the store, I am not sure who made it though, but I want to give credit.

I finally got around to trying my new video camera :)
I did a video on my card. If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel, just click on the link "Tracy's Treasures"

Onto My Day:
My day started off with Kristy and I going for a walk :)
Then I cut the lawn…boy do we have a lot of mushrooms growing in our lawn.
Had to clean off my desk, to make my card.
Helped Kristy with her scrapbook for her boyfriend,
Went to visit Ray (my FIL) to celebrate his birthday with all the family :)
Happy Birthday Ray :)

2nd day of Birthday's and 3rd day of cakes for me ;)

Hope you all had a Creative Day :)

Tracy :)


  1. Great looking birthday card. I am sure your father-in-law will love it!

  2. Awesome card! I am sure your father-in-law will love it

  3. Fantastic card, Tracy, hope he had a wonderful birthday!

  4. What a great card! I am sure your FIL will love it

  5. Happy birthday Ray !!!! You can never have too much can't, can you?? What is it with the mushrooms? We've had a lot to.

  6. The menfolk around here would love the card - just fab.

  7. Fabulous card, love the fish and I think you coloured it wonderfully. Lovely cakes! Happy Birthday Ray :-)

  8. Gorgeous card, I am sure he just loved it.


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