Good Afternoon!

I have a card to share today that was made for a family member who enjoys fishing so I thought I’d make a comical scene with a big menacing shark who’s about to get hooked and of course I have the individual elements as freebies for you :) I cut all of my pieces out on my Silhouette so I have all of the relevant cut files for you and I also have the digi versions if you’d like to colour them instead.

I used textured card stock for my pieces and sponged them with coordinating distress inks to add some dimension.

shark fishing card 1

I punched a hole in my backing papers and attached my boat with 2 pennies and 3d foam tape just as you would for a penny slider card. There is no channel for the pennies to slide along, just a hole, so it rocks in place making my boat look as though it is bobbing on the waves.

shark fishing card 2

shark fishing card 3

This photo shows that I sandwiched some acetate between the layers of my boat cabin for my window.

shark fishing card 4

My hook was a homemade affair, I bent some florist wire and attached it to some thread to make the fishing line, the hook swings around as the boat rocks. My shark was cut in grey card then I coloured his teeth with a white gel pen.

shark fishing card 5

Here are your cut files – formats included are ai, dxf, gsd, pdf, studio & svg:

(click on the link below the images to download)


Fisherman Digital Cutting File by Bird

Shark by Bird

Shark Digital Cutting File by Bird

Boat by Bird

Boat Digital Cutting File by Bird

Here are your digis:

(click on the images to expand before saving to your computer)




shark fishing


39 thoughts on “Fin-tastic

  1. Judy

    This card is FIN-TASTIC!! and you give us the cut files as well?

    WOW!! You are AWESOME, and I am definitely going to be a follower!!

    Thank you!!

  2. Sandy Karlovich

    Wonderful card, I’m married to a fisherman and this is just PERFECT
    Thanks so much

  3. Linda

    I just found your site pinterest. Wanted to say thank you for all the freebies. Your site is awesome!!

  4. Jackie

    Another brilliant design, like Sandy my Husband is into fishing so will suit him perfectly – many thanks…..Jackiex

  5. Debbie

    This is a very cool card!! I recently found you and am enjoying your cut files and digis!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful work!!!!

  6. Silvia

    Sorry to be so dense, but how did you attach the pennies so that tne boat rocks??? Thanks for all you share (ideas, files, INSPIRATION)!!!! I always enjoy seeing your posts.

  7. Laura Maxwell

    Wow, I am totally impressed. That is truly a work of art and a good one. You are so clever. Thank you for sharing it with us. Did I say WOW!!!!

  8. Yolanda R.

    This is my next favorite after the game controller! I cannot wait to make it for my husband. He is shark obsessed. I will probably then have to make one for my boys. They are all shark obsessed. Shark week on Discovery is their favorite week. This card was so funny!!!!

  9. Neva

    This is a wonderful card!!~ Thank you for all of your files!! I love them & make great cards with them!!! You are the best!!!

  10. Erika

    Thanks so much for the freebies! I have never been able to find a shark SVG file! This will be great.

  11. Diane W

    Great idea and very cute card – something I can use for some of the fisherman on my list who will get a “kick” out of it too! Appreciate all your files and will add your project on my next blog post linking it to your’s! :0)

  12. Jacq

    Wow! That is some card, love the way you have the boat moving! I’m sure your family membered loved receiving this card, who wouldn’t? :)
    Thanks for sharing the digi’s with us.

  13. Linda from Arizona

    Such a cute idea! I love seeing all the wonderful things you come up with and really appreciate that your share your talents with us.

  14. Patty

    This will be my husband’s birthday card – he’s salmon fishing in OR!Thanks so much for sharing.

  15. DianeL

    Wow – I really appreciate all the work you did in putting this together for us and then giving it away. Thank you so very much

  16. Paula Gale

    wow – this is brilliant – so cleverly thought up and then put into action. I am really impressed – I can’t find the words to say how much – I really hope that the card was appreciated…

    Thanks for the brilliant files – sure to come in handy!

    Paula x x x

  17. Charlene Mitchell

    I LOVED this card when I first saw it and am so excited to be able to use the cut files now! Thank you!

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