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:

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

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  2. Amy,

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

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  3. 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 :)

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  4. I love your card! I recognize the stamps - I just ordered them 2 days ago! Can't wait to use them. I am an avid crafter who is a bit obsessed with organization. I have found the greatest craft furniture at the following website. I especially love the workbox. I am currently competing to win the EZ View desk. If you like, check out the site and vote for my entry in the giveaway gallery.
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  5. This is awesome, Amy! Love the scene, the stitched and sponged edges of the grass is fab. Love it!

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  6. 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!

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

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  8. 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

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

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  10. What a wonderful cute card!!!

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

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

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  13. 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..

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  14. 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~

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

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  16. 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!!

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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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

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

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

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

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  23. Amazing card Amy!! I love the landscape!

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

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

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

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  27. Oh, I love the scenery and row of brads.

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