Sunday, 12 February 2017

…was fond of angling, and was, it seemed, proud of being able to care for such a stupid occupation

I’ve got a birthday card to share today featuring Gnome Fishing from Some Odd Girl.

This is going out to a friend who is a keen angler, although generally he fishes in larger waterways than a barrel!  He isn’t really the gnome type so I cut off the gnome’s pointy hat while fussy cutting him and then added a hat from QKR Stampede I printed on some fabric.  I couldn’t find any other fisherman’s hats as digis so the angle is a bit wrong of the hat but I love how it turned out with a bit of shading with my Copics and the slightly frayed edges.

Over at Some Odd Girl they have their first anything ODD goes with a twist challenge on their blog.  The twist is to use sequins, glitter, or love.  Thought I’d mix it up a bit and not do a Valentine’s card but a very masculine project instead with no pink or red or hearts at all.  I have used the sequins and glitter in my shaker element.  You could suggest I’ve also used ‘love’ as well in making this card especially as I had to hand cut the fish confetti (my Silhouette software has decided to just stop working) and I chose to make this card in my unairconditioned craft room despite the 47 degree heat we’re enjoying (that’s nearly 117 for those of you who follow the Fahrenheit scale)!

I took inspiration for my design elements from the current recipe at CAS Mix Up, which called for corrugated cardboard, stamping and your choice.  I’ve got a few of the ‘choice’ elements such as fussy cutting, alcohol inks and acetate.

Over at Sweet Stampin’ they are looking for masculine projects, which my card is so I am also linking it up there.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes B0000, B02, C00, 0
Mouth E11
Hair E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfit B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, C00, E81, E84, E87, E89
Basket & Fish C0, C2, C4, E71, E74, E77, E79
Fishing Rod G03, G05, G07, YG11, YG13, YG17
Chalks & Powders etc
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink ~ Alcohol Blending Solution, Mermaid, Stream & Silver Mixative
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Gathered Twigs & Walnut Stain
Bazzill Prismatic Cardstock ~ Baby Blue Medium

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great use of the corrugated cardboard to make a barrel! Like the way it's cut away to reveal the water. Your angler friend will love it. Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.

  2. Hi Emily. Great card!! Your angler friend is going to love it. So cool that you used material to make his hat ... I love the frayed edges too. And great use of the corrugated card to make your barrel. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. Brilliant card, Fab design with the shaker element in the barrel. Love how you've been inventive and adapted the image, his hat looks great! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  4. Wonderful coloring, Emily, and I love the corrugated barrel! Your mixing of stamps and fussy cutting made for a very unique and special card! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. That is such a fab card! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  6. This is just adorable! Love how you have him fishing in a little pond! Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl's February challenge!!

  7. so lovely!!!
    thanks for playing along at SOG challenge

  8. awesome card! I loved how you turned the digi into something that wasn't a gnome since it didn't fit your theme! Thanks for sharing in the challenge ~Patti

  9. Great way of follow the twist in the challenge at Some Odd Girl.
    Beautiful card and I hope the receiver enjoyed it :)
    /GDT Therese

  10. This is so cool - love the hat!

  11. vey lovely creation!
    thank you so much for joining us at SOG challenge!

  12. So much brilliant creativity going on here. I absolutely LOVE this card. Pity you are experiencing such high temps though. Hope you are able to keep cool somewhere. :) So happy you joined us at Some Odd Girl this month!


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