Friday, February 27, 2015

To a Classic Father

Hi, everyone!

It's good to be back on line. Caught some kind of bug that had me down for a couple of days. But, I'm happy to report that I'm getting twitchy about spending so much time on the couch. Guess that means I'm getting back to my old self! Even made it out to a store today!  :)

I'm still busy making dad cards for Operation Write Home. As you can imagine, lots of our deployed heroes want to send cards to dad around Father's Day.

Stampin' Up! espresso card base
Core'dinations chocolate lover and Recollections black cardstock
Stampin' Up! Guy Greetings and Banner Blast stamps (in Distress Ink black soot)
Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp stencil (in DI walnut stain)
inking in DI vintage photo; Really Reasonable Ribbon ribbon

When I think of the men in my life -- hubby, dad, and dad-in-law -- I see conservative, stoic, no-nonsense guys. I kind of think many of our troops' dads are the same kind of guys. So, I'm going with lots of Earth tones and no-frill designs for these "macho" men. But, I'm making some special backgrounds and using some gorgeous ribbons! For this background, I:
  • did some second-generation stamping of a tool image,
  • stamped a star image between tool images,
  • lightly stenciled a dot pattern (in Distress Ink walnut stain) in open, non-stamped images, and
  • applied (DI vintage photo) ink around the card and along the distressed edges.
Love, love, love the way these techniques turned a plain cream piece of cardstock into a one-of-a-kind piece of designer paper!  Perfect for all those macho dads.  :)

I'm going to be linking this card up to:
Parting Thoughts

A new OWH Sketch Challenge goes live tomorrow. And, the March Words 2 Scrap By challenge posts on Sunday. Hope you will be able to play along.

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!


  1. The tool background makes a great masculine card, Sybrina! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. This is a great masculine card for those men in our lives. I know our Hero's will love this one too! Hugs, Brenda

  3. Love the vintage feel to the card and the sepia tones. Lovely work. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

  4. fantastic background paper, love the sepia tones, perfect for a masculine card. Thanks for joining us at The Male Room
    Louise xx