Jun 10, 2010

BC155 Happy Father's Day

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Now for today's Blogger Challenge our theme this week is, Father's Day.  I must admit that I have a really hard time with these challenges.  Not because they are hard to make but rather since my father has passed away I just don't feel up to making these types of cards.  At any rate I can always use this card to give to my hubby so here it is.

Nothing real fancy this week but I like how it turned out.

I started by picking out my papers from the SU Sweet Pea collection.  I love the brown, saffron and olive in this piece and think it lends itself to a masculine feeling card.  I chose to highlight just a sentiment and used the Happy Father's Day sentiment from, (All Holidays).  I colored directly on the stamp with Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and So Saffron markers, huffed on the stamp and stamped it down on Whisper White card stock. This was mounted on a piece of Chocolate Chip, layered to an embossed piece of Old Olive and mounted on So Saffron and Chocolate Chip Card stock.  The edges were distressed with a distressing tool.  I added punched circles of the same colors, some wide Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and Old Olive brads. I used the Argyle embossing folder.

Be sure to stop by the other BC members blogs to view their Father's Day creations.  Have a great weekend.  It's FINALLY suppose to be sunny here so I'm looking forward to that.

21 comments:

Tami Black said...

Ida, sorry to hear that this was a hard challenge for you. I know that someday I'll be there too! Love your card though -- colors are manly and I'm sure your hubby will appreciate your efforts!

Jerusha said...

Ida, so sorry to hear about your father's passing. It must be so hard. xo This is a gorgeous card, though.

Connie said...

It's wonderful, Ida, I'm sure your husband will love it! Great job.

Lisa Somerville said...

Great masculine cards, wonderful choice of colors and layout. The embossing looks wonderful.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this great card- love the image and love the texture behind it. TFS

Basement Stamper said...

You did an excellent job and I really like the colors you picked as well!

BarbaraW said...

Great background. Love the colors.

Linda Monroe said...

Nice colors and great card for the bloggers challenge

Lisa Bohler said...

Love the way you used the texture and the variety of color on the main stamped image. Cute!

tonistamps said...

I love the colors, and that paper from the pack. I'm still having a hard time forcing myself to use all those gorgeous papers.

Elena said...

So sorry to hear that it was a hard challenge, Ida...
But your card turned out gorgeous! I love the combination of these colors!

GCgirl said...

Love the focal image and you did a great job with the colors and layout!

Barbara said...

Somehow I missed this beauty yesterday....Ida, this is a GREAT masculine card! Hubby should really love it!

Rose said...

Love how you made a whole card out of one little sentiment stamp! Great colors and layout.

Connie Paxman said...

That stamp is an all-time favorite of mine...your masculine colors really agree with each other...love the way you embellished at the bottom of the card..Father's day can be difficult for some..remember the memories..
connie paxman

Allison said...

A classic masculine card. Perfect colors, layout and embellishments.

Lori said...

Ida, this is a great color combination! Love the clean, simple design--perfect for a masculine card.

maryr917 said...

I really like your fd card ida-my dad has gone to be with the Lord as well-so i focus on my hubby and my son when making these cards-
my grandsons now like to make their dad (my son) a card so i need 3 ideas real quick for cards. may use yours as one

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is terrific Ida! Wonderful mix of colors and the embossing is a great accent! :D

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great card, luv the colors!

Heidi Hihn said...

Wonderful card! I love the colors. I am sorry about your dad, my dad passed away many years ago. I sometime think about him and sometime it inspires me to create something from his favorite love...his garden! I guess in some way when I get inspired my some of these memories...I feel I honor them by creating from that. If that makes any sense!