Saturday, 28 February 2015

Give a man a fish....

Fonts : Zag Bold, Angelina, Worstveld Sling Extra
Dies: Geometric Style II (CB), Tiny Hearts (SSS)
I needed a card for my b-i-l, a very keen fisherman.  The pun is not my own, but the design is. This is a sentiment that both my sister & I both endorse whole-heartedly! If you google "give a man a fish", there are many, many punchlines. 
I also looked for simple fishing rod pictures, which showed the narrowing diameter of the rod. I achieved the same effect with decreasing sizes of font.  I sketched the rod & line in Silhouette Studio & then dragged the text so it would follow the path of the lines.  The fish body is a bite out of a small circle, with the heart for the tail.

I am submitting this to LiM’s “this makes me happy!” challenge for 2 reasons. I love fiddle-faddling on the computer trying to bend it to my will, & I find it extremely satisfying when an idea works out as planned.  Also it is a good male card, something that I don’t think I am alone in struggling with!

Also entering for SSS Anything Goes.


21 comments:

  1. Two great reasons for why a really great card makes you happy!
    Simply brilliant Jenny... and VERY clever!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  2. Smashing - CAS at it's very best

    Well done on being first this week too

    KAthyk

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  3. This is wonderful, such a clever way to add the sentiment.
    Sue xx

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  4. This is brilliant Jenny I love everything about it. The very clever way you`ve done the sentiment, the sentiment itself and the way you`ve made the fish and keeping it so CaS too.
    Lynne xxx

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  5. What an awesome card! Love your creativity and lucky BIL!!

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  6. Your fiddle-faddling certainly brings out your genius, I think this could be one of your best. Brilliant

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  7. What a brilliant idea and design Jenny!
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More
    Anne
    LIM

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  8. Amazing design, Jenny! So perfectly put together, I love it!

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  9. AMAZING! Super fun, made me happy and smiley so love it.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  10. Great card and a great idea - love it!

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  11. Oh what a brilliant card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  12. This is absolutely brilliant! I love it.

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  13. Great card and sentiment Jenny ;) Viv x

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  14. What a clever card and a great sentiment,love it

    Joan

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  15. Fantastic card - so clever!

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  16. Great male card Jenny, love it. Carol x

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