The next card I made was for my sons 32nd birthday. He likes to go fishing when he has spare time so a fishing theme was perfect. I had some card stock and patterned paper to work with. The blue scalloped pattern was perfect for use as a water background. I needed another masculine patterned paper so I created my own in a tan pattern with fishing lures included and printed it out. The fish embellishments I printed out and glued to cardboard, which had been saved from paper pad backing, and cut out with scissors. A “fishhook” (actually a Christmas ornament hook) was a cute way to add the sentiment on the card front.
This card could fit in a regular flat envelope so I used brown craft paper, saved from packing materials. Using techniques I have seen in tutorials, I crumbled the paper up, smoothed it out, rubbed with parchment and stone colored inks, then drew some swirls using a metalic marker.
I like details so to fancy things up a little more I added some gold metal buttons and wire as a means to keep the envelope closed and a stamp I created in my graphics program and printed out.