To kickoff summer, I’m adding three outdoorsy images to our digital download arsenal — yep, three in one day! They share a common theme, admiration for the sport of fly fishing. I hope you’ll find these images are a nice complement to my florals and garden images, and can see them as focal points for more masculine cards, or when that outdoorsy feel is just the right look!
Growing up, my brother and I could frequently be found near beautiful Missouri streams, springs, and
secret spots that our dad had staked out as good places for kids to fish. We fished from boats and from the shore, then a little later in life, while outfitted in waders and standing right there in the water! Dad bought both of us kids a fly tying vise and an array of threads, feathers, and beads, and he taught us to tie our own fishing lures, called flies. Daddy is a fisherman and particularly a fly fisherman to the core, having fished streams across America and central America and restoring antique bamboo fly rods. Andy caught the bug as well, often catching (and then releasing) lunkers in the Metolius and Deschutes Rivers of central Oregon, and leading fly fishing trips in Patagonia!
While I didn’t quite hang on to fishing as one of my core loves the way these two did, it is certainly a part of my life in a big way, even today! Working with a fly tying and fishing outfitter in my design business, it’s great fun to help serve up fishing enthusiasts their catalogs throughout the year.
Let’s take a look at these new sets, three of them all together, that might be perfect for the fishing enthusiast in YOUR life! Introducing our latest Digis on the 5s release, ready for you to download today:
Remembering those mornings waking up before dawn to get in just the right spot on the stream, and knowing what peace and joyfulness it brings to the fisherman — I so hope you can capture those good feelings in your cardmaking! The recipients will surely feel the fantastic fly vibes with these digital stamp sets! Each one comes with three sentiments for lots of fun and versatility.
Some of our wonderful and talented Bloom Brigade and Instant Gardeners have made cards with these sets today. I know you’ll love seeing how they’ve brought these outdoorsy sets to life:
Enjoy your tour around the blogosphere, and here’s wishing you a fabulous day.