Catherine Pooler Fly Daddy Blog Hop + PRIZES!

Hello there and welcome to my stop on the Catherine Pooler Fly Daddy Blog Hop! I’m so glad you’re here!

I had REEL fun playing with this release y’all! As soon as I saw it I just knew I had to make a Father’s Day card for my Dad! (PSA: Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st this year!)

If you can’t tell was giggling the whole time I was making this!

It started with the idea to add wiggle eyes to the fish and that cute worm in the Fly Daddy set– because oh yeah, wiggle eyes!!

Then I had the idea to let that cute lil worm swing free on the card! So I heat embossed the hook with brass embossing powder and then poked a whole through the top and tied it on with twine!

I hope it swings around when Dad pulls the card out of the envelope!

Before I go I wanted to talk about that background! It was super easy to do — I just smushed some fiesta blue and something borrowed inks right on my desk — J covered my desk with glass because I ruined my last two lol — and then misted it with water and pressed some watercolor paper right in the ink. I left some parts white to kind of look like foam from the waves. Then I die cut it with the new Wavy Color Plate — just love how this turned out!

A little touch of coordinating patterned papers just TIED it all toghether. And how about those Blackfoot River sequins? YES!


One lucky random commenter will receive a $25 gift card to the Catherine Pooler shop — yay!! The winner will be announced on the CP blog on May 27th.

Hop On!

I’m the last stop on the hop so if you’ve been following along ya made it to the end! Woo hoo!

Here’s the full list in case you’re just joining us:


Find the full Fly Daddy release over HERE in the Catherine Pooler Shop!

I’ve also listed the inks in the Ellen Hutson shop in case ya happen to be shopping over there! Note that these EH links are my affiliate links so I’ll receive a small commission at no charge to you if you make a purchase by following the link — thank you!

37 Replies to “Catherine Pooler Fly Daddy Blog Hop + PRIZES!”

  1. Dorothy A says:

    Oooh boy, definitely my favorite foaming water background ever! And I was almost sad, and then was happy, that you shared how you did it! I’ve never “smooshed” but will confidently attempt it. That die is great! And your layers inspiring- love the fish!

  2. Gorgeous card, love the wiggly eyes!

  3. Rebecca Hawkins says:

    These are so cute. Great using the googly eyes. The bright colors really draw your eye in.

  4. Raina Astras says:

    I love everything about this card! It makes me happy! The googley eyes on the cute fish and the worm on the hook swinging are my favorite and the watercolor smash on the background makes the white parts appear as bubbles. An the pendant flag sentiment.. love it!!! Kickass job on this! The most creative yet!

  5. OHHHHH my goodness that background with the fiesta blue and something borrowed watercolor is amazing!! Loving the colors on this card…and the googly eyes are just awesome!!

  6. Phyllis S says:

    Cute putting the googgly eyes on the fish

  7. Love the watercolor background! Very cute card.

  8. Debbie Chupp says:

    You can’t go wrong with those googly eyes!! So cute!

  9. Love your card (and the koi!) and those googly eyes are the best!

  10. Ever so cute! Love the die cut cover plate with googly eyed fish jumping in and out of the waves. A brilliant card, TFS all your fun.

  11. Laurie Fleuette says:

    Awesome card! I love what you did with the cover plate and those wiggle eyes are so cute.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. I love the two colours you smooshed together to use as a watery background. I also really like the Wavy Cover plate. Your card came together wonderfully! I’d like to have the Wavy Cover Plate in my stash. I wish the exchange rate & postage rate to Canada wasn’t so expensive. sigh…

  13. Bonnie Peffer says:

    Absolutely love this card. Cool background, bright and cheery and just fun to look at. Great job! TFS!

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