Monday, June 13, 2011

Flowers for Dad

I'm so tickled to officially have 33 Blogger followers (hi Helen!) ... that's the number of years I have! This seems so very lucky to me.

In celebration, I'm adding a my "lucky" rubber stamp to my 2nd Blogoversary Candy. It's a simple pennant rubber stamp, but everything I make with it seems to come out great, so it feels "lucky" to me! I'm sure you'll agree.

Many of you have already signed up, and there's still time! I've put a badge up on
that post and on my right sidebar, if you'd like to share it. Thanks again to all you crafters out there, and all the inspiration you've brought into our lives.

I haven't posted in several days, but I have many projects half-blogged and half-glued. First off are our Fathers Day cards for this year. I wanted them to be simple, but with plenty of texture and detail. I used the emboss-resist technique to create the white portions. The hidden fallen flowers were a last-minute idea, inspired by a photo my oldest friend recently posted on FaceBook. Her father was a wonderful male influence on me growing up, so I'm thinking I'll make a similar card for him.

Inspiration:
Creative Inspirations Challenge #115: Card For Dad
Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #70: Father’s Day (Masculine) Theme
Delicious Doodles Challenge #29: Father's Day

Stamps: Foreground Forest set by Raisin Boat, frame from Regal Greetings set by {ippity} Stamps
Paper: Hammermill, Recollections
Tools: SCAL, Cricut, Marvy heat tool, Sizzix Texture Boutique, MS border punch (for flowers)
Other: ZipDry glue, Glossy Accents, Stampendous embossing powder, Tim Holtz and Memento inks, bakers twine

8 comments:

Anne Marie said...

Such a gorgeous card, using so many great techniques! I just love all of the details you added, especially the pop of color with the leaves. Such a beautiful Father's Day card! Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! :)

Anne-Marie said...

Your creations just get better and better....how do you do that,lol!?
This is just stunning....love it!

stampinbygenny said...

Beautiful sentiment for your card! I love the diorama dimension you used for this card. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Helen said...

I love the card style but this card is not simple, Cg. Love those trees, too!

Marlene said...

Wow - this is a GORGEOUS card...very unique design. I can honestly say I've never seen one like this. Beautiful.

Thanks for sharing!

Priyanka said...

beautiful and as always unique one.o your lucky stamp in your candy now, how exciting.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So adorable, thanks for sharing!
Hey, i have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!
http://www.pixiedustpaperie.blogspot.com/

Teri said...

Perfect Fathers Day card hun!
Thanks for playing in the Delicious Doodles challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
Hugs,
Teri x