Thursday, May 28, 2009

Best Dad Ever



How about a little somethin' for Dads today? Verve's latest release has loads of sentiments perfect for celebrating men. I wish I had loads of ideas for masculine cards - LOL! Seriously, are they the hardest cards to make or what? Trees are always good masculine images, right? Not too flowery, symbolic of strength, outdoorsy, etc. I took the Whimsy Tree Plain Jane and the smaller tree that's in Up, Up, & Away and created a scene using various green and blue designer papers. The sentiment, from Dad's Day, is done in a yellow circle to represent the sun. The inside is decorated as well, and holds a "Happy Father's Day" sentiment, also from Dad's Day. This was kind of different for me and so fun to make!

Have a fantastic day!



Stamps: Dad's Day, Whimsy Tree Plain Jane, Up, Up & Away (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Stampin' Up Kraft, So Saffron, and Whisper White, Memory Box Sprout and Sweetbay dp, ATD A Family Affair dp
Ink: Ranger Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks
Accessories: Prismacolors, Gamsol, blending stump, SU 1/4" circle punch, scalloped border punch, and vintage brads, Spellbinders classic and scalloped circle Nestabilities, Offray brown twill, sewing machine, paper piercer

31 comments:

Debbie said...

Amy, This is very cute!

Gretchen said...

I totally agree! I always end up using trees, stars or lighthouses for my masculone cards! This one is fabulous- love all the brads!

Ashley C. Newell said...

Amy,

This is a super cute scenic design card! I really like everything from the torn edges to the chalking.

June Houck said...

I love this, Amy! A new look for you, but sill has some wonderful Amy touches with the sewing and distressed edges. What YOU do with these stamps always makes me want to buy them :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is fabulolus Amy!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is a fabulous card, Amy!

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Renée said...

This is awesome, Amy! Love the scene, the stitched and sponged edges of the grass is fab. Love it!

Gabriela said...

You know - when I first saw this set I thought I could use the clouds but had no idea how I would ever use the trees and here I open your blog to find this exquisitely crafted card using those darling trees. I love your rolling hills too!

Chris said...

Love those patterned paper rolling hills. :) So clever...the card is wonderful with all it's many details.

Danielle said...

Awesome card Amy - I love the scene you created! You got very creative with the dp - love it! Any Dad would love to receive this!
Hugs, Danielle

Jenn said...

This card is Fabulous Amy! :) I love the scene you created and those trees are so whimsy! :) TFS!

pescbrico said...

What a wonderful cute card!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Pure gorgeousness, Amy! Fabulous and masculine! I just love the little paper hills you made. :)

Karen Giron said...

WOW Amy! This is such a gorgeous card - I love the trees in the hills, that looks amazing!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

You can even stamp a manly card well...Super job Amy. I love the tree image. Great clouds too. This is put together very nicely..

Silke Ledlow said...

Super fun and gorgoeus - Amy!!! Love how you tore the paper to create the scenery...soooo darn cute :)

I also have something waiting for you at my blog...
http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/2009/05/blog-award.html
Hope you'll play??? Hugs ~S~

beccastamps said...

Amy this is a knock out card!! Simply stunning and so picturesque!!
--Becca

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness Amy, this card is beautiful! What an awesome scene you created!
Look what happens, I start work this week and you have all these fabulous creations here...off to catch up on them all!!

Shannan Teubner said...

Amy this is just fabulous! I love every little bit!

DottyJo said...

Hi Amy, love this card. I am going for trees for my Dad's card too... I may just borrow those lovely hills!
Jo x

stamper2 said...

Oh Amy......this is a GREAT card!!
I have such a hard time, as well, with masculine cards! This is such a good idea!! I love the different green papers you used in the layers.......so creative!!

Sue

Marianne said...

I love this card! Very clever- thank you for sharing it! You do great work!
Have a wonderful day!

Viv said...

Well!! As usual, jaw on the floor, eyes on stalks, head bowed in solicitude. I'm just not worthy!!!
Viv xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Masculine cards are a real challenge for me. You did an awesome job! Love your trees and the paper tearing! Gorgeous Amy!!
hugs,
Chris

Jenn said...

Amazing card Amy!! I love the landscape!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

What a great landscape Amy!! The brads are perfect!! And the hills are too cute!

AlienAnessa said...

Wonderful card, Amy, love those rolling hills and the trees!! =)

Bethany Paull said...

Hi Amy! I've been ogling all of your new Verve creations. This is incredible.

America said...

Oh, I love the scenery and row of brads.

Wendy said...

OOOO I love this one too!

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