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Sep 22, 2009

For Anna's Dad

Today I am sharing a card created for Anna's dad, see this post:

I just knew right away that I wanted to send a card. First because I've always been so inspired by Anna and her amazing talent and also have read many wonderful and fun comments her dad has left on her blog and how could I not want to help cheer him up after his surgery. Having gone through the recovery period when my mom had her knee replacement surgery a year ago in April I know first hand how hard it can be.

I chose to use a retired SU set (On The Fly) for my card because I know Anna's dad loves to fly fish. There is a wonderful picture of him doing just that on her blog so be sure to check it out. My own dad loved fishing of all kinds but was very fond of fly fishing. He tried his best to teach me but alas it was not to be one of my skills. After many failed attempts at learning and getting the hook either caught it a tree branch (or my hair) or the line tangled in a huge mess he finally decided that perhaps teaching me to fly fish wasn't going to work. He's been gone almost 12 years now but whenever I see pictures of men fly-fishing it brings back many fond memories of seeing my dad fishing the lakes and streams around Walla Walla (and there are plenty).

Some where yesterday I saw a challenge (but didn't write it down) where you were asked to use "Chalks" in some manner. I chose to just color my image with my Stampin'Pastel's as that has always been my favorite way to use them and I haven't done it in a long time. After coloring the image I sealed it and then used my Labels 2 Nestabilitie Die to cut it out. I then mounted it onto some Really Rust cs and cut around it and then distressed it. Next up I used my Herringbone CB Embossing Folder on some Naturals Ivory cs. I added a strip of DP (DCWV - Indian Summer) layered to Really Rust and a card base of Handsome Hunter cs. I stamped and colored the fish image in the same manner and layered it with foam dimensional tape.
The sentiment is from (Hero Arts) and was stamped on the NI CS and then I added a button and some faux thread (actually thin strips of HH cs) and distressed the edges with Really Rust ink. I love how "masculine" this card turned out.

The picture of the mountains on this post is a picture of our "Blue Mountains" here and is the view that my oldest brother, (Russell) will see from the deck of the new cabin he and his wife are building. They've been working on it all summer long and it's coming along nicely. I'll share a few photo's of the cabin later when it's completed.


  1. I hope that Anna's father will recover very soon. I know that he will really like this card! It is so thoughful to make it, Ida!
    I really like this card!
    Thank you for sharing your memories about your father, Ida...
    The picture of the mountains is gorgeous! What a beautiful view!

  2. What a great masculine card1 Great coloring!

  3. That is one awesome card...totally magazine worthy (and I ain't kidding!).

  4. I love this set and I know that Anna's Dad will love this card.

  5. Great design, Ida! I love how you have the fish jumping right off the card!

  6. OH WOW!! This is WONDERFUL!! No wonder he went on and on about how much he likes it!! Thank you for sending him some cheer. You're the best! =)