Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Contempo Father's Day Card

Wow! Is it Wednesday already? This week is just flyin' by - I'm still thinking about my weekend. That could have something to do with the awful weather that rolled in here on Monday - rain, clouds and cold! It should NOT be 52 degrees in the middle of May! There oughta be a law! Or at least a rule or something.....
Maybe today will be better, I did see a bit of blue sky for a few minutes yesterday so I'm holding out hope! :)

Today's card is a little different - I was trying another mix of contemporary and traditional, this time for a Father's Day card.

One of the retiring colors is Close to Cocoa and it's always been a favorite of mine, so I'm playing around with it while I still can.
By the way, if you are looking to purchase any of the retiring colors, you need to contact me ASAP. SU! is only able to guarantee orders on retiring colors through the end of May - that's the 31st - and that doesn't include cardstock which presents a bit of a problem for them to produce. What they are doing for cardstock is to substitute textured for smooth as long as they have stock on hand, but as of right now, once it's gone, it's gone. So please don't wait any longer, contact me or your local demonstrator to stock up on the colors you need.

Now, back to the card. I used a piece of Close to Cocoa cardstock for the card base and stamped the evergreen tree from Lovely as a Tree in the same color ink over on the left side. I then added a piece of mid size Twill Tape around the card front, securing it behind the Sage Shadow panel. The patterned squares are from the To the Nines Specialty Paper and are punched out with the 1 1/4" Square punch. I added a Silver Brad to each square in the lower right corner for an accent. This whole Sage Shadow panel was popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals and the greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes was added just below it on the right. All the cardstock was sponged lightly with Close to Cocoa ink to give it texture, but that's it folks!
Clean, simple and manly!

Thanks for stopping by today - be sure to come back tomorrow for the UDI Inspiration Challenge - I don't know what is in store for that one this week, guess I should look at the inspiration piece today, eh? :)



  1. It's like serendipity... i'm playing with the same paper right now. :)

  2. That's a very nice, masculine card! I like it! I know I should know this, but I don't, how far is Bristow from Virginia Beach?

  3. Love it! Thanks for the inspiration... I'm so needing to make some Father's Day cards! ;)

  4. classy. could be used for any occasion with a twist on the card stock and dsp. love it. xox

  5. I like this one a lot!!! I've got to get working on my Father's Day hard to come up with good masculine cards!

    Good to see you yesterday!

  6. What a great "manly card". congrats on being featured in Kelly's daily blog finds!

  7. Great "manly" card. I love your mix of papers. Very original

  8. This is totally awesome Robin!! I am going to miss this DSP when it retires!!! It is just perfect for manly cards/projects!!


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