Sunday, June 9, 2013

Thanks, Dad!!

Sorry you haven’t heard much from me lately.  The end of the school year is always so busy and there seems to be so much to get done.  School is finally out and though I have a training session tomorrow, I am off for the summer.  That doesn’t mean I will have nothing to do – my summer doesn’t look real relaxing.  Lots of traveling and over 200 wedding invites to get working on.  My daughter just arrived home and we are going to take a few days to visit my other daughter and layout on the beach.

Sparkle N Sprinkle has been releasing quite a few new sets and one of their latest ones is Fishin’ With Dad.  That was one of my favorite things to do with my dad when I lived at home so this was perfect for Father’s Day cards.

I had this little pad of cardstock with some adorable fish cardstock.  I decided to use it for the base of a fairly simple card.  I layered it on green and a white card base.  I used three coordinating cardstocks to create different size banner strips and popped these on top of each other, vertically, on the card front.

I stamped the set of lures on a white banner strip and colored them with alcohol markers.  I layered it on green and popped it horizontally on top of the vertical banner strips.  Then I used Teddy Brown EP to emboss the Thanks, Dad sentiment on the bottom right corner of the card.

I will be back shortly with another Father’s Day card and fun tutorial.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Masculine/Father’s Day
Anything Goes Challenge #94 - Father's Day
Crafts 4 Eternity R#127 – For the Boys
Crafty Creations Challenge #225 -- One for the Boys!
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C189– Father’s Day
CI Paint Inspired by:  Fathers Day
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge PWC261 –  Fantastic Fathers


cheiron said...

Perfect card for the fishy paper. Thanks for playing along with us in the Masculine/Father's Day challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Sandra H said...

Oh wow what a fab card x

Lin said...

What a great fishy inspired card. Love the lures, coloured so prettily, and the fishy background is perfect.

Thanks for sharing your memories with us

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love the DPs, and all the little banners. Cute card for Father's Day.

Kim S said...

A nice, bright card, perfect for your Dad! Love the strips of paper!

Get Crafty said...

Oh Marie, your card is stunning. We love these pretty details all around!

Feebsy said...

Wonderful card, I really like the bold colours you've used and the lures look great. The sentiment is lovely too it reflects the meaning behind your creation so well.

Thanks for joining in with my challenge and sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Rebecca said...

I really like how colourful this card is, thanks for joining us in the Fathers Day challenge at Crafty Card Makers, Rebecca x

Papercraft By Carole said...

A great card. One of the most fun fishing cards I've seen. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

xxcalamityxx said...

What a lovely card, the colours are fab. Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Anything Goes for our Fathers Day challenge xhugsx Nikki

michele said...

Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Jennie Black said...

great card! love it! Thanks for playing in the Spectrum Noir Challenge! Can't wait to see more of your work!

jennie black

Cheryl said...

Love the layout and those DP's! This qualifies for our first Summertime challenge over at my A.R.T. Challenge blog, hope to seeya there!

Gita said...

What a fun card! Love the pattern paper and the coordinating banners.

Sharon said...

A perfect male card! Love all the detail. Thanks for playing along at Crafty Cardmakers. Good luck! Sharon x