Hooked on You

One of my favorite manly stamp sets is on the retirement list!  B1535 Hooked on You will retire in July and no longer be available to purchase.  The trout image is great for masculine cards and the set comes with a variety of sentiments as well.  Everyone knows of my fondness for burlap, so it was the perfect pairing.  I distressed the edges of my burlap panel with Cocoa pigment ink.  My trout image was stamped on White Daisy cardstock, but was a little too white for my liking.  I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils and blended with Gamsol.  I applied Liquid Glass over my stamped image for a just out of the water look.  Once my Liquid Glass was dry, I went back over my panel with Antique Linen distress inks by Tim Holtz to take away some of the whiteness from my image.

I finished out the inside of the card with one of the sentiments from the same set and added a strip of burlap ribbon for detail.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
B1535 Hooked on You
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Textured Brown Cardstock by AC Cardstock
Burlap Cardstock by DCWV
Z899 Memento Black Ink
Antique Linen Distress Ink by Tim Holtz
Prisma Color Pencils
Z679 Liquid Glass
Burlap Ribbon by Recollections
Resin Dots by Echo Park
Circle Die-Unbranded

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critters-Anything with a critter
Crafting with Dragonflies-Animals
Crafty Animals-Anything Goes
Kitty Bee Designs-Animals
Pile It On-Animals
Scrapbooking & Cardmaking-For the Men
Shopping our Stash-Use Fabric
Stamped Blessings-Animals
Stampavie and More-For the Men/Boys
Tuesday Throwdown-Texture

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You can check out all of the retiring items here.


  1. Gosh, I just love when someone does something I would never have thought of doing. I'm talking the burlap...love how it is the "cover" for the front of the card and then carried inside. What a great masculine card and I can honestly say, you color fish far better than me! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  2. Love the CAS style of your card and the colouring in is awesome. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies Wynn DT

  3. Love the use of the burlap - I have to get mine out and whip something up like this - nice texture - thanks for linking up at Tuesday Throwdown Texture this week - hope to see you again - blessings, Gail Scott TT Design Team

  4. Fabulously simple design, Allisa, and I love the burlap! Thanks so much for playing along and supporting our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this month. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT

  5. Fab card!
    The trout and burlap are a perfect match!
    Thanks for joining the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew for our Project Runway challenge this week!

  6. I love, love the burlap fabric, it looks so rustic and it's the perfect frame for your gorgeous image, which is beautifully colored.
    Thank you for playing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you join us again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  7. Great masculine card. I love all the masculine touches you added. Great card. So glad you shared over at Stampavie and More.

    Billie A
    Stampavie and More
    Catch the bug
    Inspiration Destination
    Creative with Stamps
    Aud Sentiments

  8. Fabulous make. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Animals. Hugs Traci DT xx

  9. Lovely card design, Allisa. I especially liked how elegantly you finished off the inside of the card. Thanks for taking part in this month's Bastel Traum challenge. Dennice Watts, from the BT Design Team.

  10. Adorable CTMh card. Love their stamps and your job using the burlap card. Tfs and for joining us at PIO's Challenge #130 - Animal and/or Spring Garden.


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