Wednesday, February 15, 2012

"Fishing" You A Happy Valentines Day! For Another Challenge!

This is the Valentine I made for my husband, Drew to go along withthe challenge over at the Fantabulous Cricut Blog, "Fun with Puns."  Link up here:

An avid Bass Fisherman, I think he gets a kick out of me making fish-themed cards!  For this one, I used Wild Card for the Heart-shaped card, and Simply Charmed for the fish, and fishing rod.  I know it totally does NOT look like how a large mouth bass or small mouth bass is shaped, but, I tried to color it as such with my new water pens and ink pads as described in previous post.  He said I did a pretty good job on the coloring, so for that I am very proud! 

I used a silver gel pen to color in the the little circles on the heart and hand-wrote the sentiment. And instead of using the cut out fishing line that was part of the cuts provided with his image, I used embroiddary floss and string it through the eyelets on the fishing rod.  Tricky to do, hard not to rip the eyelets, but it worked!  :o)  I had to had something "fru-fru" because it is Valentine's Day afterall, so a little ribbon adhered with staples...  Fru-Fru, but still kind of manly, with the metal stamples.

Thank you for looking!


  1. Very sweet. Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB!

    Be blessed, Beckie

  2. This is so cute! What a fun idea for a Valentine - and such a great pun!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fantabulous Cricut!

    Small Bits of Paper

  3. Adorable--I love a great pun :) Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week :)

  4. Like the fishing Valentine's Day. Especially like the ribbon snippets. Thanks for entering the Fantabulous Cricut Fun With Puns challenge.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Guest Designer at Fantabulous Cricut

  5. "Fru-Fru, but still kind of manly, with the metal stamples." Agreed! Yep, we have a fisher in our family and it invites all kinds of cards and sayings. Nice job here!


  6. This is super cute! I come from a long line of fishermen. In fact, my dad, brother and ex-husband used to fish in tournaments all the time so this card speaks to my heart. No pun intended!!! ;) Thanks for joining us at FCCB! Be sure to check out our Wednesday post tomorrow. You won't want to miss it! ;)

    XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB Coordinator)

  7. congrats on your win over at FCCB!! Loved your cute project!
    Sherrie K