Saturday 23 August 2014

Fly-fishing in Black and White

My husband is an avid fly-fisherman.  He ties his own flies and loves to get out to rivers and lakes to challenge himself against those wily fish.  Apparently if the fly isn't exactly right, one's chances of luring a fish are desperately poor.

It took me a while to find a fly-fishing stamp that really appealed to me.  I finally found it on the internet---a retired Stampin' Up! set that was exactly right.  The mountains in the background are reminiscent of the area in British Columbia where my husband grew up.  Of course I bought it!

I kept my card to simple black and white.  I wanted it to be a reminder of what his fishing days back home would have been like and I didn't want colours to get in the way of the scene the way they sometimes do.  My base cardstock  is Basic Black, then a layer of Naturals White and then the stamped scene on Whisper White matted with Basic Black.  My sentiment, too, is on Whisper White matted with Basic Black but is raised up on Dimensionals.  I chose to use the Woodgrain embossing folder on my Naturals White because, when mounted sideways the way I have, it is so much like the ripples on water.

I'm entering this card in the Make My Monday challenge since its theme is "sports".  For more card in this challenge, check out this page.


  1. Really great card Heidi and a lovely image too. Thanks for joining in with our MMM challenge.
    Fliss x

  2. What a lovely card - thanks for joining in our challenge this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

    1. Thank you very much, Jacqueline. I really enjoyed the challenge.


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