Thursday, September 22, 2016

IODT Thursday - Fall Fishing

It's my turn to host Impression Obsession's DT Thursday - if you came over from the IO blog, thanks for popping over to see me! It's FALL, and I'm so happy to be living in a place with four seasons... when we lived overseas I really missed the beauty of the fall season.

I have quite a few fishing themed stamps in my latest stamp release, and I wanted to share this set, which has a fun layering background. I love the older books that are printed with just 3 ink colors, and this yellow-orange-brown combo feels very familiar. My scene is done with Distress inks.

Here's the stamp set I used:

Serene Scene
The backgrounds are ATC size, and can layer together or be used separately to reflect any season you wish! The silhouettes are perfect for scenes, too. The fisherman there is based on this photo of my grandfather. Fishing was one of his great loves.

Here's another photo of him, just for fun - and that baby is my mom! :)

Here's a closer look at the focal panel of my card - I used my Zig markers to add a little palette blended shading to the foreground. The background was embossed and then sanded lightly to reveal the core of the paper.

Thank you for visiting today  - and happy fall!!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. super card the colours you used!

  2. Beautiful guy card. Love it. Edna

  3. LOVE that this set was designed after the photo of your cool! Thanks for sharing the photos....very sweet!! Awesome card too!!

  4. I love this card ! There is just something about it that touches my soul.

  5. Wonderful card true to your Dad's photo - love it!
    Paper Hugs,

  6. What a beautiful card and what a great inspiration for the stamp set. I just love the vibrant fall hues of that background!

  7. Love the masculine possibilities of this stamp set! Such a beautiful card, your grandfather being such a wonderful inspiration for it!

  8. This stamps set is a lovely tribute to your grandfather's love of fishing. It makes a wonderful card. I can totally see his characteristics in your own face. Thanks so much for sharing your love of art and card making. Paulette Still