When my sons were little we would go to the local fireman’s field days every summer. It was just a small carnival with a couple of kid rides, normal carnival food (candy apples being my favorite) and some games where you could win things. They always had the throw a pingpong ball into a fish bowl and win a fish. We always came home with at least one. Of course, the usually died within a few months which was always a traumatic thing. The other thing is, my kids would always name the fish George after George Bush (the father). I have no idea why.
When I saw Seascape in the 2021/2022 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog it went right on my list. I love flowers but it is also nice to get other images so I thought this was a good one to add to my collection. You can purchase the coordinating dies called Sea Life in a Bundle and save 10%.
To make this card, I first cut out George (the Goldfish) in Pumpkin Pie card stock. Then I cut out the Coastal Cabana fish. I took a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and stamped it using Crumb Cake ink with the dotted stamp which I figured was supposed to be sand or something and cut that out using one of the Basic Borders dies. The die is supposed to be clouds (I think) but I thought it would work for the bottom of the lake. I stamped the reeds using Granny Apple Green ink and the little fish in Daffodil Delight. The sentiment is from the stamp set called Sweet As A Peach. It is one long stamp but it was too long for the card so I cut it in half.
Susan, this is SO MUCH FUN! I’m so glad that you got these dies and made this sample. George looks great! Yes indeed I do remember those fairs where you toss the pingpong ball and win a fish.
Such a fun card! I love that fish die cut, and the scene you created. I laughed about the name – my brother had to name all of his animals (stuffies and live ones) Charlie!
This is so cute, Susan! I think this is on Amelia’s list, so I can’t wait to get it for her/us. Our elementary school had those carnivals. Every classroom was a different game/event, and we had the “terrorize the fish” game too. None of our fish lasted long either. I laughed, though, because Mike had little turtles when he was growing up. When one died, he got a replacement, and he named them all Alvin. (Maybe he was thinking of another president – (C)Alvin Coolidge).
Such a cute card, and a wonderful memory!