Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Father's Day

Hey all! I decided to get a couple Father's Day Cards done with this week's colourQ! Love these colors and they are a PERFECT Father's Day combo! These are pretty simple cards, no new techniques to show you today, but I think my stepdad and FIL will like them. I already sent my Dad this card that I made back in January. Making "guy" cards can always be a bit of a challenge. I don't have much trouble with cards for boys, because I have 3 boys and they can still be a bit cutesy, but man cards cannot be cutesy, so that's always a bit of thought to go into that.

For these cards I stamped the camera (for my FIL, Mike) and the Jeep (for my stepdad, Tom, but we call him "Motty") on white cardstock and added the sentiment. I used the Basic Gray ink and the Bravo Burgundy ink for the stamping. I matted the images in the Bordering Blue cardstock. I made a background by dry-embossing some Cajun Craze cardstock with some coordinating ink brayered on for dimension. I used the houndstooth embossing folder for the camera card and the woodgrain embossing folder for the Jeep card. I pulled out some old metal tags and used my (even older!) impression set to put their names on the tags. Added a few buttons stitched with blue baker's twine and some library clips and called it good.

 I hope you like my cards! Please pop over to colourQ and play with us! I'm sure you'll be glad you did! :)

xoxoxox, Noelle

supply list: stamps: Inkadinkado and Unity; embossing folders: Cuttlebug and Sizzix; library clips, inkpads and cardstock: SU!; buttons: generic; metal tags and impression set: unknown

DUST IT OFF!: those metal tags are at least 6 years old and the impression set (you use a hammer to impress the letters into the metal) is even older. This look reminds me of dog tags and is perfect for men's cards.


Annette said...

love love love these cards...they are perfect..

syviastamps said...

Love both cards, Noelle! I am with you, why should retired and old stuff go unused. Love the tags as well. Fires are burning near where I used to live in Trinidad. I am really sad! I pray they get the fires under control. I knew it would happen one day, but I'm glad I'm not there. Sylvia

LeAnne said...

OH MY GOSH, these are incredible! I am lovin' both the images you used, but I really love the camera! And I love your "dust it off" segment...hmmm, I have lots of things that need dusting off!

Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Your cards are lovely and I agree creating a masculine card is most challenging but yours are divine! I love the dog tags idea! I just became a follower and would love if you follow me too.
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