I am so excited for our third Blog Hop, we have 7 girls playing this time! I can't wait to see what they did.
We thought doing a fun or wacky kinda card would be perfect for April Fool's Day!
Did you know that April Fools's Day (April 1) is also (according to Wikipedia) "in Italy, France, Belgium, and French-speaking areas of Switzerland and Canada, the 1 April tradition is often known as "April fish" (poisson d'avril in French or pesce d'aprile in Italian). This includes attempting to attach a paper fish to the victim's back without being noticed. Such fish feature prominently on many late 19th- to early 20th-century French April Fools' Day postcards." Neat eh? I never heard about the paper fish on the back, but I have seen "kick me" on someone's back a few times when I was in school.
So I thought I would do a fish card, is that fun or wacky enough? Now you might be saying, "I don't remember a greeting saying best fishes?" well you would be right, I just used my stamp a ma jig to line up best wishes (removing the w) with the feel better soon (using the f). I just inked what I needed with a marker…cool eh? I cased and tweaked a card by Sandy Carlson, thanks Sandy.
Supplies Used: For your convenience, just click on any of the pictures below and you can shop online.
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Have an awesome Tuesday and thanks for stopping in.
Alison Solven says
Okay fellow Canadian. We never had April Fish day. Is this your idea of an April Fools joke? You kill me
Crystal Rood says
Awesome!!!! Love it. That stamp set is on my fish …ummmm wish list.
Debbie essay says
Great trick :0) Diana……….thanks for sharing.
I 'fish' I was there in person to tell you how cute your card is!
You are sooooo clever! "Best Fishes" I LOVE it!!!
Such a lovely card, love the island blue and grays together! 🙂
Mary Noble says
What a neat idea to educate us with some April Fools fish lol. What a clever card too! Now every time it's April Fools I will think of your story and card!
Kathya Hidalgo says
What a cute card! Really like the sentiment, cool trick! Great April Fools card! Great job on cutting out the fish! Great blog hop!