Good Morning! I made this card for my Dad, for Father's Day. Dad passed away in 2004, but he's always with me...I look in the mirror and see him in my face. He's in my heart and etched deep in my soul. I saw the challenge today and thought of the Poppy set, from Flourishes, that I had just bought from Michelle Rodgers at Stampers Dream. I have never made a distressed "old fashioned" card before, but I wanted to include some personal things, for Dad. You see, he hoarded papers, all kinds, and doo dads too. Mom and I have been sorting now for years, and I used a ledger sheet he had saved, along with a little button, probably from a garment that my Mom must have owned long ago. When we go to Northern Wisconsin, for our family vacation, this summer, the card will be placed in the lake, where Dad's ashes were spread. I always bring his card up and "give" it to him, even though it's months late. Until we go, I'll leave it on our mantel, for us to enjoy. Oh! That picture is me, at 7 months old, taken in the old cabin. He'll enjoy that!
I used SU Kraft cardstock for the base, some random DP I had laying around. The cool frame is from my buddy Carol (I love ya!) as well as the clip. The image is colored with only 3 tombow markers and a brush. I distressed it with Tim Holtz Cordorouy ink. The saying is from SU (thanks Deanna!).
Hope you all have a magnificent day! My heart is light and happy, thinking of Dad always makes me feel that way!
OOPS! I was suppose to mention the poster that inspired this card...here it is!