Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Happy Father's Day

With Father's Day around the corner I made a card for my father-in-law. Now the challenge is to get into the mail and to his house before Sunday. 

I used: cardstock by Oriental Trading Co and Recollections, patterned paper by Basic Grey and Prima, vellum by The Paper Studio, die cuts by Spellbinders, Stamps by Hero Arts (sentiment) and Daisy Bucket Designs (compass), ink by Colorbox and Versa Mark/Tsukineko, embossing powder by Stampendous, twine by The Beadery Craft Products/Wal-Mart and the button is from my FIL's mother. I've had them for a few years and didn't want to cut the thread that held a bunch of the same buttons together. Apparently that's what they did with their buttons back then. Smart idea.

I distressed the edges of the map patterned paper mainly because my trimmer wants a new blade and I'm being a cheap-o. It fits with the card. 

Tip: For the sentiment I heat embossed on vellum. Be sure to get your heat gun hot before applying the heat to the vellum. Turn on your gun and let it warm up for about 30 seconds then you will do one sweep on the vellum. This way the vellum won't warp. I didn't make this up myself. I saw it online somewhere (probably Kristina Werner or Jennifer McGuire.)

Thanks for looking

http://ladybugcrafts.blogspot.com/- For the Men in your life
http://getinkychallenge.blogspot.com/- Creations for boys or men
http://kaboodledoodles.blogspot.com/- FOr your favorite guy


  1. Lovely take on the fav guy challenge! Great card, Cindy!
    Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles!

  2. What a fantastic fathers day card Cindy.
    Thank you for joining us at the through the Craftroom door challenge this time , GOOD LUCK Hhgs Elaine .x

  3. Beautiful masculine card. Beautiful shade of brown and the background paper is gorgeous. Love the twine through the button.
    Thank you for joining us at
    The Crafter's Cafe


  4. Beautiful image and design.
    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.
    Hugs Julie xx

  5. Wow, Cindy. You are on a roll. This is another striking card. I like the distressing and that gorgeous image. Great colour choices for this wonderful masculine card. Again, thanks for joining our Father's Day/Masculine card challenge at Craft Your Passion.

  6. An ideal Father's Day card. A great tip, need to remember this one. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

  7. I really like nautical themed cards, and this one has a great masculine feel to it with your choice of colors and embellishments!

  8. a very clever and stylish card!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  9. stunning creation thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  10. Thank you for taking the time to enter the LEJ Designs Challenge No. 57 - Something for the Boys/Men...

    What a great card. The main image is very bold and looks great against that lovely map backing. The twine and button really finishes it off perfectly.

    I really hope to see many more entries from you in our future monthly challenges on our challenge blog. Fantastic digi images from LEJ Designs up for grabs and other stuff from our amazing sponsors!

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx DT Member

  11. fabulous card. Love that image and this is just a great all round masculine card. thanks for joining our masculine challenge at Use It Tuesday and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT

  12. Fabulous Father's Day card. Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps!

  13. Love the distressing and twine threaded button.Love the vintage feel to this.The colours are ideal for this fabulous masculine card.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  14. Totally fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at this week at Bearly Mine Challenges!
    Nela xx

  15. This is lovely..Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck.

    Caz CSD DT xx

  16. Great Father's Day card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!

  17. What a great masculine/Father's Day card!! Thanks for sharing with us at ODBD!! I am sure the recipient will feel blessed to receive it!!

  18. What a great masculine card...Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments!

  19. Darling creation, for any guy card! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge! I hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

  20. Fabulous masculine card, love all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  21. Really like this, perfectly masculine. Thanks for linking up with us at Use It Tuesday.

  22. This is a great masculine card. I like the colors, theme and how you threaded the twine through the button. GREAT job!!

    Thank you for joining us at Get Inky! Challenge.

    ~Beth – Get Inky! DT
    Follow me @ The Crafty Scrap Yard

  23. A lovely card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "we love you dad’” challenge & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge.

    (DT Creative Craft Challenges)

  24. Love your card and tip as well. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challeng. Bettina xx


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