I started this card by choosing the Ai Original Ed Fronts-n-Backs stamp. These Fronts-n-Backs stamps are amazing because they have matching stamps with a font and back view of the image, which is perfect for repeating on in the middle or back of the card. I thought it would be perfect to use with a clear acetate front card this time around. I started with a dark green Bazzill card base and cut a hole in the front larger than the largest Spellbinders Labels 18 die. I matted a piece of paper from the Fancy Pants Beach Bum 6x6 pad with dark blue card stock and stitched it together using my sewing machine, and cut the center out using the largest Spellbinders Labels 18 die. I lined the back with clear acetate and adhered it to the front of the base. I stamped Ed onto X-Press it card stock using Tsukineko Memento tuxedo black ink and coloured it with Lyra artist pencils, which I then blended with Sansodor and blending stumps. I cut the images out and added the front of Ed to the front of the card on the acetate. I added a dark red button which I threaded with Sew Easy Fancy Floss tertiary twine before adhering to the bottom left hand side of the card front. I took a piece of silver wire, shaped it into a fishing hook, wrapped three little chicken feathers onto it with sewing thread, to make it look like a fly fishing hook. I hooked it onto the mats and adhered fishing line to it which I then wrapped around the button and brought back to the right hand side of the card. I stamped the Whimsy Party Mini Letter Seals stamp onto the front top right hand side of the card in Versamark and embossed it in white embossing powder.
Fancy Pants Beach Bum pad, stitched around the layers again. I stamped two Whimsy Treasured Moments tickets onto Beach Bum patterned paper using Adirondack and CTMH ink, cut them out using the Whimsy ticket die and stapled them to the bottom left hand side and adhered it all to the base. I took another Whimsy Party Mini Letter Seals stamp and stamped it onto the top right hand corner of the card using CTMH olive ink. I lined the other side with orange card stock and more Beach Bum patterned paper, which I also stitched together, and cut the center out with the Spellbinders Labels 18 die. I added a piece of Tim Holtz film strip using a screw brad to the top left hand side. I carefully layered it onto the card lining the die cut up exactly with the die cut on the front of the card. I then glued the back of Ed to line up perfectly with the front of Ed on the acetate. I then wrapped the fishing line around to the inside of card and adhered it under the right hand side of the mats.