Gone Fishing – Tutorial #292


Whew, this tutorial was done in record time.  I thought I would do a little punch fun today.  So grab those circle and oval punches and let’s get started.  :)


Stamps: None
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White, Brocade Blue, Brilliant Blue
Ink: Stampin’ Up Brocade Blue, Brilliant Blue and Sahara Sand
Accessories: Stampin’ Up Punches – Wide Oval, Large Oval, 1 3/8″ Circle, Word Window, Ruler, Brayer, Sponges and White Gel Pen

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Punch a 1 3/8″ circle out of Whisper White card stock and one out of Real Red card stock.


Lined the 1 3/8″ circle punch up with the negative Real Red Circle previously punched so it looks like this  from the back side of your punch.  Punch and you will get a partial circle.  This is the bottom half of your bobber.


Punch the Word Window punch out of Real Red card stock and cut just the tip of one end off.  This is the top of your bobber.



Brayered Brocade Blue at the top and at the bottom of a 3.5″ square piece of Whisper White card stock.



Brayered Brilliant Blue ink at the top and bottom of the card stock, not covering the Brocade Blue ink entirely.


Masked the sky area of the card stock with a post it note and sponged Brilliant Blue ink at the post it note edge to create the horizon line.


Glued the bobber pieces together and sponged Sahara Sand ink on the left side of the bobber to create a shadow.


Punched a Large and Wide Oval from White Card stock to use as masks to create the ripple in the water.


Held the Large oval mask in place and sponged Brocade Blue ink around the edge of the mask.


Removed the Large oval mask and put the Wide oval mask on.  Held it in place and sponged Brocade Blue ink around the edge of the Wide Oval Mask.


Removed the mask.


Glued the Bobber on.


Held the Large oval mask on again and used the White Gel pen to do a skipped traced line around the mask edge.


Removed the Large oval mask and put the Wide oval mask back on.  Traced a skipped line around the edge of the mask.


Removed all of masks.  Used a Ruler and a white gel pen to put in the fishing line.


Sponged Brilliant Blue ink around the outside edge of the card stock.


Assembled the card and here it is finished measuring 5.25″ square.


I hope you enjoyed this punched project and that this tutorial has inspired you to get those punches out and play a while.

May your day be one with no bumps in the road.

Until my next post. . . . . . .



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12 responses to “Gone Fishing – Tutorial #292

  1. Wow… no stamps… that’s amazing! Great idea!

  2. Brilliant idea!!! This is the perfect card for people who love fishing! I know lots of em. Thanks Michelle, for the tutorial.

  3. Love the blue!!! Neat idea!

  4. You are so cleaver! Love the card. Will make great Birthday cards for the fishing guys in the family! Thanks. Hugs….

  5. Sandy (Dbq.)

    Glad to see you up and posting again. I look forward to your postings. The “Gone Fishing” is a great start for the New Year.

  6. Mitzy German

    Love it, love it, love it. Thank you again for this tutorial (and all the things you share). Every morning I look in my email just waiting to see what you will send us. You really put a smile on my face, and I know that many, many, (one more) many feel the same way. Good day to you Sweet Lady.

  7. Totally cute. I’m going to have to make my Dad one of these. He loves to fish!

  8. This will make super cute birthday cards for the fishermen in our family! TFS

  9. That card is absolutely WONDERFUL!! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.

  10. What a great card for the guys! So cute, thank you for the tutorial :)

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