June 22, 2009

Fathers Day part 1

I finally got back down in my craft room this weekend! The girls and I made Father's Day cards for Eric. For inspiration I followed the sketch from Mojo Monday and the Loonie Stampers Challenge #45

This is what I came up with:
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I started with the PTI Vanilla Base (4.5x8.5... I think) and layered it with the Smokey Shadow. I knew that I wanted to emboss the Vanilla with the herringbone embossing folder (Cuttlebug) but had a hard time figuring out the focal image. My first try used the Wise Owl set.. but it did not fill out the space enough. I do not have many masculine PTI sets, so I went digging through my other stamps and found these SU sets. The images are actually from two sets, but I do not have the names with me. I stamped the star on scrap and trimmed it out, popping it up on the focal image for some dimension. I also discovered my MM edge distresser. I have had it for at least 2 years, and had never used it. I really like the texture that it gave to this card, adding to the masculine feel.
The sentiment (For My Husband) is from PTI's Men of Life set. I would have used that for my focal image as well, but my husband has already received a couple of cards using that set, so I did not want to use it again for this one). A brad, some Spring Rain grosgrain ribbon and a staple finish off this card.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: PTI- Men of Life, SU
CS: PTI Spring Rain, Vanilla, Smokey Shadow
Ink: PTI Smokey Shadow, Spring Rain
Ribbon: PTI Spring Rain
Other: Cuttlebug, herringbone embossing folder, rectangle nestabilities, MM edge distresser, misc brad


Nancy Bush said...

So pretty...love the colors!!

abi said...

this is really classy love the look of it.

Patti said...

I love both of these cards. Great distressing, and wonderful colors.