Wednesday, June 13, 2012

All the best

Wow, so Father's Day is my first holiday since beginning challenges, and it got a little overwhelming this week!  There are so many challenges about making a card for Father's Day!  To see the list of blogs I'm linking to for Father's Day challenges, look at the end of the post.  I think I did ok on this card, because my husband went way beyond his usual "oh, that's nice" comments when I showed him this one.  He asked questions about it and said a few times "I really like it." I might have even gotten a "wow."  ;) Cards for guys are hard, so it was feedback much appreciated.

I used Wall Decor and More for this card, because I wanted something that was masculine yet had enough flair that I wouldn't feel the need to bling it up too much.  I actually cut the layers three times instead of two- first I cut the main image with blue, then layered the shifted image (green) ON TOP of the main image instead of underneath it, then cut the main image again in white and only used the sails and flag to layer on top of the green.  The flag is colored in with a sharpie to give it a base of red underneath the burgandy stickles.  I tried about 100 different patterned papers with this card, and none looked as good as sticking it straight on the kraft color, so I added this green tag that I've had forever (I want to say it came with an old Paper Pizazz pack, maybe?) so there wasn't a big empty spot in the corner. 

I stamped the sentiment on the front with Joy's Life Everyday Occasions stamps.  I like these because you can be creative with the sentiment, and have it say whatever you want.  I can stamp "Happy Father's Day" on the inside with the matching Holiday Occasions set.  My husband really likes when there are sentiments on the outside and inside of cards, and clearly I like his approval on my masculine cards.   I even got to use my new brown ink (it's just the Hobby Lobby brand, but it's the small things that make life exciting).

Ok, here goes:
I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut- Father's day/Outdoors
Die Cuttin Divas- Father's day
Cardz TV- "So glad you're my dad" challenge
My Craft Spot- King of the grill/Father's day challenge
Celebrate the Occasion- Father's day
DL Art- A card for a man challenge

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  1. Nice job! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  2. Super fathers day card awesome design it is so unique nice colors.
    Thank you for joining in my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge
    DIANA L.

  3. Great job1 Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz tv!

  4. Great job on your card! The boat is fabulous! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  5. You did a wonderful job on your card. Thanks for joining us over at DCD.

    Die Cuttin Divas DTM

  6. Beautiful sailboat, love that swirly cut! Thank you for joining us at My Craft Spot this week! :)

  7. Love the sailboat, it is dreamy with the swirls. Thanks for playing at my Craft Spot.

  8. What a cute CAS card! Love the flourish in the sailboat!
    Thanks for playing along with the Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  9. Very cute. Thanks for sharing with us at the FCCB.

  10. Very nice card. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week! Hope to see you back soon!

  11. I love the flourishes as the water and continued onto the sails, really great card! Thanks for joining us @ CTO this week for our "Father's Day" Challenge :o)

  12. What a lovely card! The flourishes are wonderful!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

    Small Bits of Paper

  13. Great card and take on the Father's Day challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at CCC. I look forward to seeing more of your creations.