Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Somethin's Fishy Birthday card and magnets

Time to make FIL a birthday card and since they are fishers constantly entering local contests and have many a fish mounted on their walls, his card had to have a bass fish on it.
I also wanted to make a nice set of matching magnets.
I am on a magnet making CRAZE, I know!

My card is for the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Challenge that Doodle Pantry is sponsoring this week!
They had an awesome sketch for it and it worked so well for my image.

Here's the card.  You can't tell from this angle, but I printed a couple of the Bass Fish out and fussy cut and layered them up.  I used a glue dot in the middle of the fish and then dimesionals on the tail and head so it appears he is flapping off the card.
 and here's the inside.  The inside sentiment is from PTI little hexagon stamp set.

Here's the magnets.  Sorry for a dark photo, I took picture in the evening.

How I did these:
1. I modified the digital color image and erased the water parts so that just the fish was left.  I saved just the single fish image
2. In Photoshop, I created the background on layer 1 to match the digital paper in the set
3. Inserted/placed the single bass fish on layer 2
4. I created my own text on layer 3 and colored it white
5. For each saying, I "saved as" the modified image(s) from Photoshop as JPG, so that I could use them later
In a new Word document, I placed all the 8 new combined fish images and sized them down to about 1.25" wide.  Printed the images and then made the magnets per the Sun and Moon tutorial.
Easy peasy!  Just a little time consuming, but that's OK, they turned out great.

Supplies for card and magnets:
Image and digi paper: Bass Fish
Stamp for inside sentiment: PTI Hexagon stamp set
Cardstock: Neenah white, PTI kraft and SU Taken with Teal
Ink: Printer and Taken with Teal for the inside sentiment
Accents/Tools: Linen thread, sewing machine, bitty brads, foam dimensionals
Magnets:  Glass ovals and rectangles, Glaze, Rare earth magnets, printed images


Heather said...

Gorgeous card. I love the colors. The magnets are a really nice 'added' touch.

Lorianna said...

LOVE this set!!
Great idea!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wonderful gift set of magnets and card for your FIL. The modification you made to the image, colors and papers look fantastic together. Love your version of the sketch!

Sally Dube said...

Love, love, love your card!! I am often at a loss for guy card ideas - this is fabulous!! Love the magnets too - how clever!! I hope you will link up with us over at SSW2 =)
Blessings to you!!

Heide said...

I love this image, such a great one for a guy. So fun of your group to join in with the sketch, happy to have you all.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Linda said...

Lovely set! I also love the background on your blog.