Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day, vintage farm-style!   I have a old french-style weakness, in that, I love all things French, and vintage!  Just so you know where this card is coming from.  I needed a card for Father's Day, and who doesn't.  So, I always struggle with masculine theme cards.  Always.  I'm just too girl-y girl.  I love buttons, ribbon, flowers - girl stuff.  And you throw in something French, and it gets all girl-y girl romantic.  So, for my card, I went farm-style French.  Ok, I don't know if there is such a category.  But, if there isn't there probably should be.

The flourish stamp comes from my ALL time favorite stamp set:  Friends 24-7.  I love how versatile it is. Super pretty.  The blue paper in the background is another one of my ALL time favorite DSP:  Presto DSP.  Ok, this paper comes white, with the design already embossed on it.  So, all you have to do is ink the paper in ANY color you want, and it matches whatever project you are working on.  Couldn't be any more convient or easy.  You can do direct ink to paper, use a brayer, use a sponge, water color with your re-inker.  Super easy!  Both of these items are retiring from Stampin' Up! this month.  So, once they are gone, they are gone.  How sad.  So, I had to ink them up one more time.  (Ok, this won't be the last that you see them.)

I did a little distressing/aging.  I also did a little stamping on the inside:

I thought it would help 'complete' the card.   There is also a close-up of the little banner-style tag I made.  I first stamped the polka-dots, and then the sentiment.  I curled the banner over a pencil and then under, to give it that wave-y look.
Thank you for stopping by today.  Enjoy this special day, with that special male person who was a great father to you!

1 comment:

Babe O'Mara said...

I love your card. My house is all done in what I call Country French. Lots of reds and yellows and roosters. Never would have thought to make a masculine card with a rooster, but it works. Nice job.