Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Father's Day cards are very rewarding to make...maybe because I only make them once a year, or because I rarely make masculine themed cards. Two Father's Day cards down, one to go...so, stay tuned!
I combined three challenges for this Father's Day card...Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge #77, Arielle's ColourQ Challenge #36 using Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, and Whisper White...and The Shabby Tea Room Theme Challenge: Week 13, Just for Dad.
Distressing was the key element to my card today...had to get that rugged, manly look! I used the Cutter Kit to rough up the edges of a few layers and applied some Crumb Cake ink directly to the distressed edges. The Vintage Brads are a perfect touch of metal for a manly card, too, along with the Linen Thread...the ribbon, maybe not so manly...but, it wouldn't be a 'Stacey Creation' without ribbon (smile:)
Go DE-stress and do a little distressing with your paper this week to make a rough and tough manly card! I'm off to the eye doctor hoping contact lenses will work for me again...(long story.)
Happy Hump Day!
Stamps: Sentimental Journey (Summer Mini), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White CS, Razzleberry Lemonade, Sweet Pea, To the Nines Specialty DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake (new-available July 1st)
Other: 1" Chocolate Chip Stitched Grosgrain, Linen Thread, Vintage Brads, Mat Pack & Paper Piercing Tool, Cutter Kit, Big Shot, Lots of Tags Label 2 Sizzlet Die