Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Western Father's Day card


I feel lucky because I got to get together with a couple ladies and crop again today!  I always get distracted when I'm trying to craft at home.  The only problem with scrapping away from home, though, is that I always manage to forget something. ;)  I try to limit myself to just my carry tote (which can fit A LOT, I might add).. especially since my rolling tote broke!  Anyhoo, I had a lot of fun, and got a few things done.

I hope my Dad likes his Father's Day card!  He might think I'm a little crazy because it's not like he's into Western things, haha.  I don't really have any manly stamp sets (that needs to change!), and this is one of the sets they had available for use where we cropped.  Oh well, I like it, and I know he'll like it too, if only for the fact that I made it.  LOL  :)

Lots of distressing on this one as well.  I don't know what it is with me and distressing lately (AGAIN!).  I created the edge effects by first breaking down the fibers along the edge of the cardstock, then separated the layers of paper, tearing across.  Then I inked it all up with Mellow Moss ink.  This time I stamped on the Mellow Moss piece with Mellow Moss ink, which gives you the same tone-on-tone look.  A great way to make a background!

If you're looking for a unique way to add your sentiment, and you want to break up any linearity you have going.. try creating a tag and tying it to some ribbon or twine, like I did here.  I love how this turned out!

Oh, psst.. did you notice that dark, deep brown?  It's one of the new core colors coming in the new Idea Book & Catalog, called Early Espresso!  I LOVE this new color, and I already know it's one of my favorites!

Don't forget that the Wanted stamp set is retiring this month, along with Mellow Moss cardstock and ink!

Well, thanks for stopping by!  Hope you have a fabulous rest of the night!

Western Father's Day card supplies:
Stamps:  Wanted, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Early Espresso, Mellow Moss
Paper:  Early Espresso, Mellow Moss, Kraft, Not Quite Navy, and Very Vanilla cardstock
Accessories/Tools:  Hemp Twine, Linen Thread, Paper Piercing Tool, Word Window and Spiral Punches, Stampin' Sponge


  1. My NEW favorite!!! LOL Absolutely love the distress. That is so cool!! This is a great manly card. Beautiful!!

  2. Yet another great card. You can do masculine as wonderfully as you do everything else.

  3. Your dad loved your card! We both look forward with great anticipation whenever we see one of your handmade envelopes in the mailbox. Each creation is a beautiful gift...just like you! xoxox


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