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Sunday, 22 April 2018

School Holiday Project - Cardmaking: Happy Fishing!

Today we make yet another card that has an element of fun attached to it. I can once again not lay claim to the originality of the idea, as it is yet again something I discovered on Pinterest. I do show you step by step how to make this very simple card, as I do believe it is one that the youngsters will enjoy doing as well. They may opt to do it simply as an art project. Mine is going to my dad for a birthday card, as he is an avid fisherman.

The fun aspect of this card, lies in the fact that when it open up, so does the mouth of the fish, revealing a set of serious slashers for teeth, turning this very benign-looking fish, into a raving monster!

Start with an A3 piece of cardboard.

Fold the cardboard in half.

Fold the two sides in to meet at the center.

Turn the card so that the fold lines of the sides meet at the middle of the card. Draw the outline of the fish over the opening of the sides.

Fill in the detail of the fish.

Open the card up and connect the lines at the mouth. Draw the teeth.

Complete the detail of the fish by connecting the lines top and bottom.

Retrace the lines with a black pen.

Use watercolours to paint the fish.

My painted fish.

I used a white pencil for the teeth, the white of the eye and the sparkle in the eye.

Use a black pen to add the wording to the card. Translated, this reads as: May lots of big and hungry fish await your bait and tackle. Happy fishing!

The completed card as it is unfolded.

At the last minute, I decided to add a little bit of interest to the eye and added a  bead to the white dot in the eye.

I slipped paperclips onto the card to keep it neatly folded until I am ready to hand it over.

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