Gone Fishing Father’s Day Card with Authentique Manly
Hello, Friends! Today I’m over on the Authentique Blog sharing this Gone Fishing Father’s Day Card as part of Authentique’s Father’s Day Week Celebration. All week long you will find wonderful masculine projects that honor the dads in our lives.
My father and 3 older brothers were avid fishermen. The rose early in the summer mornings with tackle box, rods & reels, night crawlers, a thermos of coffee and a bag of sandwiches in tow. They were gone fishing. On a good day, they’d come home with fresh brook trout for dinner. But even if their fishing creels were empty, they had the pleasure of that time together under the sky in God’s beautiful world. And they bonded, even though hardly a word was spoken while fishing. Dads seem to be able to speak into their children’s lives without saying a word. I tried to capture that in this card.
Gone Fishing Father’s Day Card: Building the Layers
Here’s how to put this card together:
- Begin by cutting an 11″ x 8 1/2″ sheet of paper to measure 10 1/2″ long.
- Place the long side on your scoring tool and score at 4 1/4″ and 8 1/2″.
- Fold to form a tall and skinny card base with a 2″ deep side pocket.
- Mat a 3 5/8″ x 7 7/8″ panel of Manly 3 on a slightly larger panel of Spectrum Honey Comb and Spectrum Hot Chocolate. Don’t adhere to the card front yet.
- Now cut the 3×4 “Outdoor Life” image from Manly 8. Place the bass brad over the bass in the photo. Mat on both colors of Spectrum cardstock. Back with dimensionals and adhere in the top third of the card.
- Next, cut a 3″ x 3″ square of Manly 3. Mat on the Spectrum cardstock, back with dimensionals and adhere in the lower third of the card. Leave about 1/4″ between the two decorative panels.
Gone Fishing Details
- Adhere 3 wood slices (my son made these for me) at the bottom of the bottom panel. Top with the novelty buttons and the small fish sticker.
- Then adhere novelty buttons on top of the wood slices.
- Next back the “gone fishing” sticker and the fish sticker with dimensionals and adhere above the wood slices. Adhere a bracket sticker in the top left hand corner and top with the other small fish sticker.
- Now thread ribbon through the Tim Holtz buckle. Wrap around the card panel and secure with a dab of hot glue. Tie a square knot with a separate piece of ribbon.
- Finally, adhere the panel to the card base.
Gone Fishing Father’s Day Card: A Peek Inside
Now you can finish the inside of your card. Add gussets to the side pocket and decorate with designer papers. Tuck in a chocolate treat and a bookmark. After all, Dad can’t fish 24/7!
I feel truly blessed to have been raised by my dad. Although he left us far too early in life (I was only 13 years old when he passed into glory) the lessons he taught me are alive and well today. He left his imprint on my life and character.
Wishing all the dads out there a truly blessed and restful Father’s Day!
Thanks for stopping by!