Yep, you read that right. I skipped ahead to Father's Day. I feel like the holidays are just flying by this year, and I'm barely keeping up, so as soon as I received the Spellbinder's Fishing Trip Etched Dies (S3-300), I knew I wanted to get a little ahead of the game and create a Father's Day card. Really, it was my grandpas who were the big fishermen, but I know my dad fished with my Grandpa, so I figure it works. I loved thinking of my grandpas while I made this card. I used to get little fish hooks caught on my clothes (or skin!) all of the time when I rode in my grandpa's car. And I chuckled when I added the string embellishment on the card. I know that is something cardmaker's do, but I was thinking of tangled fishing line the whole time. I can remember helping my grandpa untangle little knots in the line.
This card was also a fun excuse to try out Distress Oxide Inks. I got some on a crazy good sale around Christmas and had never tried them. I blended most of the colors I had, splattered them with water, and then die cut lots of fish using the Spellbinder's Fishing Trip Etched Dies. I liked them so much I didn't want to cover them up, so I used I tiny sentiment and called it good. The Fishing Trip Dies actually come as a set of four, so they're definitely worth checking out for the fishermen in your life. :) Hope that you are headed into a wonderful weekend. Thanks so much for stopping by today!