Monday, September 29, 2014

Fisherman's Dream card

This is the first time I have tried my hand at one of these types of cards.
I have heard them called Box cards, Explosion cards and Pop Up cards.
What ever the proper name is…I'll be making them again.
I made this for my dad's 70th Birthday.
He lives in Winnipeg and Kristy and I are going there for a concert, so I will be able to hand deliver this to him :)
He doesn't know we are coming..but no worries, he doesn't have a computer and probably doesn't even know I have a blog ;)

The thing that is so cool about this card is that it has layers inside the box.
Which makes adding dimension to the card so much fun :)
The fish is a stamped image which I coloured and fussy cut out.
The bull rushes are punched with a Stampin' Up punch…which I then fed through one end of the paper not the punch again, to make them smaller….my video has more info on this.
The grass and stems are just cut out free hand.
The water is punched out with the Martha Steward "Drippy Goo" punch.
See the lure?
I stamped it on clear acetate with staz-on ink and coloured it in on the back with a Copic marker.

Here is the card folded up flat for mailing.
The bottom flaps can be folded up as well.

Here is my video…if you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel, just click the link "Tracy's Treasures24"
I am so excited to make another one, but with bright happy colours :)

Hope you all had a Creative Monday :)

Tracy :)


  1. I just got one of these cards in the mail. They are so cool! I like your fishing theme one.

  2. Wow!!!Love your box-card,lovely details:D

    Have a nice day:)


  3. Wow, such an awesome card, Tracy, and so fun that you'll be able to deliver it in person! :)

  4. This is wonderful - you did a fabulous job. Love the water and bull rushes, and that fish is fabulous. Enjoy your trip to Winnipeg :-)

  5. Oh, my! this is so fabulous. May have to try this idea, too. A wonderful gift right in the card.

  6. Um, so this is amazing! Absolutely awesome Tracy!


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