Make a Father’s Day Fishing Card!

Just in time – a detail loaded Father’s Day fishing card!

While I know not ALL dads like to fish, enough of them do that I thought a Father’s Day fishing card was a good option. You can easily change out that greeting for a birthday or retirement or for any occasion where you know someone who loves to fish could use a message. This was really fun to put together because I used a fun new trick to give the water the look of depth and was able to add tons of dimension to the whole project with all those fun, detailed die cuts. 

this handmade Father

The Card Base and Red Layer

  • Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base,
  • Cut a red 5.50″ x 4.25″ piece piece of cardstock and attach it to the card base using ATG adhesive.
  • Use light blue cardstock to cut a 5.25″ x 4.00″ scene base, center it on the red layer and attach using ATG adhesive.

The Vellum Water Layer

  • Cut a 5.25″ x 3.00″ piece of vellum cardstock.
  • Swipe a light blue ink pad directly over the vellum a few times to apply some color. 


  • Use a damp baby wipe or damp cloth to smooth out the ink .


  • Use a heat gun to dry the vellum and hold it in place with your paper piercer while drying.


  • The vellum will curl while heating with the gun but will lay perfectly flat when attached to the card base.


  • Apply ATG adhesive to the back edges and bottom of the vellum and attach it to the blue scene base.

The Frame, Grass and Clouds

  • Use bright green cardstock to cut two frame sections, turn them face down and attach them together using double stick tape.
  • Cut the cloud layer using white cardstock, stamp the sentiment using black ink and attach to the top back section of the frame.
  • Use green cardstock to cut the grass section and attach it to the bottom back section of the frame.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the card base.

The Scene Elements

  • Cut the boat oars using Kraft cardstock and color them using a mini applicator and brown ink.
  • Attach the oars to the back side of the boat using mini pop dots.
  • Tuck the boat behind the grass and attach it  using mounting tape.
  • Cut the cattails using green cardstock, color the tops using a brown marker, tuck them behind the grass layer and attach using glossy accents.
  • Cut the main scene elements using red, bright green and cream cardstock.
  • Assemble the tackle box and fishing vest pieces using glossy accents.
  • Apply mounting tape to the back of the tackle box and vest and attach them to the card front.

Finish the Father’s Day Fishing Card

  • Use red, silver and cream cardstock to cut the fishing rod pieces and attach them together using glossy accents.
  • Apply tiny pop dots to the back of the fishing rod and attach it to the card front.
  • Cut the fish using cream cardstock, color them using mini applicators and brown and yellow ink.
  • Attach the fish to the boat using a thin piece of twine and tiny pop dots.
  • Use bright yellow cardstock to cut the sun, cut it to fit behind the cloud and attach it using a piece of mounting tape.
  • Use red cardstock to cut the bird, color the beak with a black marker and attach it to the sky area using tiny pop dots.

a mix of old and new dies from Rubbernecker provided all the realistic details on this Father
Take a look at another fun Fishing Card made using lots of these same elements. 

3419 Dad Phrases
[ RBB ]
Rectangle Stitch One Piece Combined…
[ RBB ]
5411-01D Fishing vest Die
[ RBB ]
5411-02D Tackle box Die
[ RBB ]
5411-03D Reeds Die
[ RBB ]
5323-04D Lake Boat Die
[ RBB ]
5328-01D Slimline Clouds Die
[ RBB ]
5173-02D Deckle Hills Die Cut
[ RBB ]
5403D Half Tree Die
[ RBB ]
5334-02D Tiny Leaves #2 Die
[ RBB ]
Sun Moon Die 5147-07D
[ RBB ]
5328-02D Slimline Grass Die
[ RBB ]
Small Birds Die 5147-06D
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #3
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #2
[ RBB ]
Color Fuse Set #9
[ RBB ]
Paper Blossom Tool Kit 4/Pkg
[ RBB ]
Paper Blossoms Molding Mat
[ RBB ]
PanPastel Sofft Applicators 12/Pkg
[ RBB ]
Glossy Accents .5oz
[ RBB ]
Scotch Advanced Tape Glider & Tape
[ RBB ]
Scor-Tape .5″ X 27yd
[ RBB ]
Scor-Tape .125″X27yd
[ RBB ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]

Great masculine card ideas can be hard to nail down and I think this Father’s Day fishing card is a nice nod to those guys who love this pursuit!

3 thoughts on “Make a Father’s Day Fishing Card!”

  1. Such a great card Kitty! Love the placement of all the die cuts! You have such a good eye for where everything should go. Thanks for sharing another great creation.

  2. Love the card – wish I had a fisherman in my life to give one to! I agree with the other ‘Charlene’ you do have an eye for placement! Thanks for the tutorial on the vellum water!


Leave a Comment