Friday, February 20, 2015

Life with Father

Hi, everyone! Hope the weekend is off to a great start -- regardless of all the cold and snow.

Tonight I'm  here to share a card for the current Shopping Our Stash Big Screen challenge. For this challenge, we have been asked to make a card inspired by a movie.

Since the Operation Write Home deadline for Father's Day cards is the end of April, I'm beginning to make some dad cards. I found myself looking at a Tim Holtz collage paper pad, a roll of Ribbon Boutique mustache ribbon, and some Stampin' Up! Guy Greeting stamps -- all of which have a vintage dad feel to them. So, I used these as my materials for a Life-with-Father-inspired card.

Inspiration Movie: Life with Father
Tim Holtz collage paper pad; Recollections black
Stampin' Up! Guy Greeting stamps in Distress Ink black soot
Ribbon Boutique jute mustache ribbon
SU brads; Recollections foam square adhesives
The paper pad is actually an 8" by 8" pad. Some of the papers have images that are better suited for scrapbooking than card making -- including the paper I chose for my background. I was just so drawn to the grandfatherly gent pictured on the paper, that I had to use him. So, I cut the paper to include my gent, and then designed and positioned the sentiment layer to complement the background layer. I thought about using only two brads -- positioned in diagonal corners -- on the sentiment panel. But, the bottom brad got lost next to the ribbon and decided to go with brads in all four corners.

I'm actually crafting from the road -- sans a heat gun, embossing tools, or a die cut machine. But, I'm hoping the layers, brads, and jute ribbon are enough to qualify this for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday blog challenge to make a card with texture

Parting Thoughts

February Challenge
Feb. 1 - Feb. 21
Tomorrow, February 21, is the deadline for this month's Words 2 Scrap By do-something-different challenge.  :)

Stay safe, stay warm. Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. Fantastic masculine card Sybrina! Love those TH papers!!!
    Thanks for playing along with the Shopping Our Stash crew for our "Big Screen" challenge this week!!

  2. awesome vintage masculine card! so glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    add a little glimmer to your life....sparkle & shine *~*

  3. Love that vintage paper! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!