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Monday, May 30, 2011

Dads

Mine is no longer with us - he died nearly 30 years ago now but I still remember him as if he had gone yesterday, especially when I see my youngest brother who looks so much like him (pity about the hair, though - Dad has such lovely dark soft curly hair,John is nearly bald). I usually don't want to make Father's Day cards  because the idea is still a little raw. Now, our Father's Day is celebrated in September, but I know that in other areas it is celebrated next month, so I made a Dad card, but thought it would suit a birthday as well as the traditional Father's Day.  I am going to enter it into several challenges:

Tuesday Throwdown #50 - use stripes in your project
Sweet Stop sketch #110

Here it is:



It uses Verve stamps for the sentiment, SU card in Not Quite Navy and Cajun Craze, with Bordering Blue (an out colour now) as the base card.  The DP is an old piece of Junkiz Boy Plaid (my stripes), and I used Kaiser Fozz Felt (blue stars), some dark red ribbon and a piece of blue string (from my stash) to make the three stripes in the sketch, but I took a liberty with the third strip, and made it across the sentiment instead of behind it! It is all layered up! I threw around a little Not Quite Navy ink as well to soften the edges. Oh, and there are four blue brads!

5 comments:

Jennipher Lowery said...

Thanks for playing the Sweet Stop sketch. Love the stars you used for one of the background strips.

Kim said...

This is a perfect Father's Day card. I love your embellishments. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Debgem said...

Super card - lovely the sentiment!

Shelby Goolsby said...

This is such a great card!! I love that star punch. Thank you for joining us at The Sweet Stop.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great masculine card. Love the colors and that blue border piece. Great take on the sketch. Thank you for playing with us at the Sweet Stop. :o)