Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday Flourishes Challenge FTTC20

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!

Heidi

13 comments:

Monica Anderberg said...

Just lovely as ususal! I really like your design with the colours. You are always making such a nice things. I just love come and visit your blog.
Hugs Monica

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow love all the details, gorgeous.

Y-not said...

I'm speechless! So much thought went into this beautiful creation, and you might want to consider doing lots more of these distressed cards, because this is over-the-top gorgeous! All the weeks that you've not been stamping have really brought forth an amazing creative streak! WOW!!!!!

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Gorgeous card! I love the layout and vintage look. Your tradition with your dad is so sweet! Thanks for sharing it with us!

The Rubber Maid said...

What a lovely tradition to remember your Dad in such a beautiful way. Your card is just wonderful with all the little memories added to it. My husband passed away in 2004 also and I think my 2 adult children would love your idea to be passed on to them. TFS. Pat

Connie said...

This is stunning, Heidi!! WOW! Love all the attention to details, and the vintage feel to this card!

Anonymous said...

Anne Ryan said...
I am so taken with this card and that wonderful story, Heidi. To think your wonderful creativity is so enhanced by momentos from your dad's and mom's lives is so precious. Leaving it on your mantle is such a thoughtful way to remind the great man your dad must have been. To personally bring it to him each summer must make those now heavenly eyes sparkle! Just incredibly gorgeous and wonderfully sentimental.
Oh, how can you even think about walking away from such a God-given talent as this, heidi.

JD said...

Heidi, Another wonderful card...thank you for sharing...

LeAnne said...

Oh, I saw this challenge and so wanted to play today, those posters were all so beautiful! And what a nice creation you've come up with here--and a nice memory of your dad! Thanks for sharing this with us!
Hugs,
LeAnne

Silke said...

OMG - Heidi - this card is fabulous!!! WOW - I really like your interpretation on the poster!!! Your story about your dad is beautiful and touched my heart :) I know he will love it!!!
Hugs ~S~

acreativeneed said...

Wow!! So much love is expressed in this card! Thank you for sharing this with us, it is really special and you've touched my heart.
smiles,Deena

Julie Koerber said...

Oh my gosh! With all these stunning cards on this challenge - I'm thinking I need to check out Kim's posters and give this one a try!! Your card is just beautiful -- both in the way you did it and the meaning behind it. My dad passed away five years ago and Dad's day is always hard for me. Maybe I need to follow in your footsteps and just embrace it -- knowing I can still make cards and honor him. Thank you so much for sharing this idea!!

southernscraps said...

Lovely card!