Saturday, July 7, 2018

Fishing Boat Sympathy

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with the Charmed Life Blog today.

Another Saturday is upon us and here's hoping you have some fun plans. I am planning to wash some of my windows today. I have my hubby to help me so I am taking advantage of it. Doesn't sound like much fun though - right (lol)!

It's one of the final chores on my summer to-do list. And once I complete them, I will have the rest of the summer to do whatever I want. That means a steady diet of my craft room before school starts. Whoo-hoo that's exciting to me!!!

So let's get started with some details on my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz blog. My card today is featuring the Fishing Pole & Boat die. I need a sympathy card for a friend who just lost her husband to liver cancer. He was an avid fisherman and even the remembrance pamphlet they gave at the funeral home reflected that.  It was such a beautiful tribute that I will use it for the inside of my card.

Step 1.  I sponged some clouds in my lake scene using a cloud stencil and tumbled glass distress ink. The cardstock is taped with repositionable tape to my craft mat. I do this to keep it from moving while I am stenciling. And the craft mat makes clean-up easier.

Once I was satisfied with the look, I stamped my background mountains with basic gray ink.  I used the Stampin'-Up Waterfront set. It is supposed to give the look of watercoloring. I wanted the mountains to have a misty appearance since they were in the background. I thought I achieved that.
Used marina mist ink (medium blue)for the water. I stamped off once before I stamped the water to give it that same look.   I wanted the fishing boat and die cut water pool to be the emphasis.  
For the sun and rays, I used a sun ray stencil and daffodil ink. Taped the stencil to the corner of my scene.
I also sponged some kraft ink at the waters edge for the lake shore.

Image Panel: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"

Step 2: Cut the boat and fishing pole using different shades of brown cardstocks. The water is cut with marina mist cardstock. It's the same ink I used to stamp the water.
Step 3: Time to start the card assembly. I layered the die cut pieces onto the sponged and stamped scene I created.
I adhered the image panel to a marina mist cardstock base. Once I did that I decided I didn't like the fishing lure that I used. So I cut the one that is part of the fishing pole die in red and a light gray cardstock. I thought the smaller lure looked better in my scene.
 I wasn't sure about adding a sentiment on the card. But, I wanted this to be more personal for my friend so I gave in and stamped "sharing in your sorrow" to complete my card.
Well that's it for me for today. Time to get busy on my windows! So until next time...…...God bless.
Die I used to create card:

I am also entering:
1.  Crafts Galore Encore has an anything goes challenge.
2.  Create and Inspire has an anything goes challenge.
3.  Creative Fingers has an anything goes challenge.
4.  PolkaDoodles has an anything goes challenge.
5.  Simply Create Too has a no patterned paper challenge. 
6The Male Room has a fish/fishing challenge.


  1. This is beautiful! Thank you so much for joining us at Create & Inspire for the month of June.
    Crafty hugs
    Maria (

  2. A beautiful card for a sad occasion! I love the step by step tutorial you gave and I'm sure your friend will appreciate your thoughtfulness. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Crafts Galore Encore “Anything Goes” July Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again next month!
    Carole x DT

  3. Lovely sympathy card and such a beautifully made scene :)
    Thanks for sharing your creations with us at Creative Fingers & good luck!
    ♥ DT Tindaloo
    PS: If u want to join in, I have a fab blogcandy going until tonight! :)

  4. A Beautiful card which I'm sure will be appreciated and treasured by the recipient. Beautiful work. Thank you so much for joining us in our Fish/Fishing challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith The Male Room DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    The Male Room

  5. Such a beautiful and fitting sympathy card. Love the symbolism of the empty boat. Beautiful design. Thank you for joining our fishy weeks at The Male Room Challenge.
    xx Lise Mariann, DT The Male Challenge

  6. Such an awesome scene you've created, Mary! Love how've stenciled the clouds and the sunray! Thanks for playing along with us at The Male Room for the theme of Fishing. Please come back with us again

  7. Such a beautiful scene. Thank you for joining us for our Week 27 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

  8. A very fitting and beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along at The Male Room Craft Challenge. Good Luck! 😊

  9. Such a lovely idea for the loss of a keen fisherman. Thank you for joining us at The male Room.

  10. A beautiful sympathy card! Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too.

    groetjes, Ellen



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