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Gone Fishing Father's Day Card

Looking for card making ideas for Father's Day? This Gone Fishing Father's Day Card is the perfect sweet and sentimental DIY card for Dad. Father’s Day is an ideal time to use your dad’s hobby as the main theme for the card. If your dad loves fishing, this is the ideal Father's Day card for him. If you are on the search for fabulous paper craft ideas to make for Father's Day, this lovely homemade card is fun and precious way to celebrate how much your dad means to you!
 

Gone Fishing Father's Day Card

 

Materials:

  • 7.1” x 6” grey cardboard*
  • 7.1” x 6” pearl grey cardstock
  • 6.2” x 5.1” navy blue cardstock
  • artist canvas size 4” x 4”, with height of 0.5”
  • 1.7” wide wooden fish laser cut-out
  • self-adhesive black alphabet stickers
  • small piece of 28 gauge green florist wire
  • toothpick
  • one seed bead
  • 0.3” wide button
  • 10” of white fishing line
  • cream-colored thread
  • acrylic paint in the following two colors: white and powder blue
  • yellow; dark green; dark blue; black; orange and purple colored felt-tip pens
  • thin paintbrush
  • standard scissors
  • long nosed pliers
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • quick-drying craft glue (such as Bostik Clear)

* As this is a no-fold card, one needs sturdy cardboard for the back layer.

 

Instructions:

  1. Neatly glue the pearl grey cardstock to the front of the grey cardboard.
     
  2. Use the powder blue paint to draw water onto the canvas. Remember to paint the sides of the canvas too. Do not color the whole canvas, but use shapes like the one indicated below. This will allow the effect of movement in the water.

     
  3. Allow the canvas to dry. Then, use dark blue, dark green, black, and yellow felt-tip pens to add more movement and shadows in the water. Again, don’t forget about the sides of the canvas!
    Gone Fishing Father's Day Card
     
  4. Make the fishing rod:
    a. Make a small fishing hook from the florist wire.
    b. Use a double knot to secure the one end of the fishing line to the fishing hook.
    c. Add a drop of glue just above the fishing hook and thread the seed bead onto the fishing line.
    d. Cut off one sharp end of the toothpick.
    e. Measure the desired length of the fishing line and use the thread to secure the fishing line on two places to the toothpick.
    f. Cut off any fishing line that might protrude behind the “handle” of the fishing rod.
    g. Glue the button in place to form the fishing line’s reel.

    Gone Fishing Father's Day Card
     
  5. Now add some color to the fish:
    a. Use green and blue felt tip pens to color the body.
    b. Use orange, yellow, and purple felt-tip pens to color the fins.
    c. Use white paint and the black felt-tip pen to add color to the eyes.

    Gone Fishing Father's Day Card
     
  6. Glue the fish and fishing rod to the canvas.

    Gone Fishing Father's Day Card
     
  7. Centre and glue the navy blue cardstock to the pearl grey cardstock.
     
  8. Glue the completed canvas to the front of the card.
     
  9. Use the alphabet stickers to add the words “Gone Fishing” and “Happy Father’s Day!”

    Gone Fishing Father's Day Card

 

 

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