Wednesday, 15 May 2013

By The Tide masculine fishing journal

Inspired by the projects on Monica’s retreat, I came home and decided to be a bit more adventurous with my crafting, steering away from cards, cards, cards.
One of the first things I made was this decorated journal. I decided to decorate it using By the Tide and Comfort Café papers so that I could display it at my Father’s Day class this weekend, and will be offering a similar project as a class in the future, using brand new products from the new Annual Catalogue, which goes live on 2nd July.

I decorated the front and inside covers but still have to do the back as I ran out of Comfort Café paper in this design. Bit frustrating when I have seven packs of the stuff all packed up and ready for Saturday’s class, LOL!

The fish are stamped in Soft Suede, then coloured in using ink pads and blender pens. Finally, they are covered in a layer of Crystal Effects® for a shiny, fishy finish. They are popped up in the centre and glued down around the edges (although they keep escaping!).  Thanks to French demonstrator Cécile Ortiz for the inspiration (sorry no time to find actual link).

This is one of the options for the ladies on Saturday, when they create their By the Tide Father’s Day card.

The edges of the Very Vanilla cardstock are brayered a little, using Summer Starfruit ink. As is the DSP strip behind the word “NOTES”. This paper is Summer Starfruit on Very Vanilla and it was a bit harsh for the front, so I brayered all over it using Summer Starfruit. I like it!

Stamps: By The Tide
Cardstock: Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla
Paper: Comfort Café DSP
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Naturals buttons, Linen Thread, Scallop Edge Circle Punch, Crystal Effects®, Bigz Alphabet Dies

All products by Stampin' Up!® 


  1. I like it may make one for my brother for his b day

  2. WOW!! I love this and you have now inspired me to make a manly one. it was good to see you all again on saturday and Happy Belated Birthday. sorry I missed it, I would have belted out a song for you on the day while i had the microphone *wink*

  3. This is fantastic! I love the masculine style on this!


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