Thursday, June 14, 2012

for My Dad


I combined several challenges to make this card for Dad. My dad has been gone for over 30 years, but I still think of him on father's day and appreciate all the years that he was in my life. This card will go into my next OWH box.
I used a cool new hexagon border die I just got from Simon Says Stamp yesterday, and cut 3 panels in black, grey and red and layered them on kraft. The sprightly sprockets dies are from SB and they're layered on a SB circle die and embellished with silver brads. The newsprint dsp is from SU! and the sentiment was done with my Quickutz dies in red & black cardstock. I'm entering this into the following challenges:

WT379 Man Up challenge - make a masculine card
PSC36 Father's day color story - father's day card with a sentiment on front
FMS39 Freshly Made Sketch challenge - not sure how "clean & fresh" the lines                                  
                                                       are, but I'll enter it anyway.

Ok, that's going to do it for me today. Have a super Thursday everyone!!

Carol

23 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

WOW What a unique card for a Dad. That dp from SU is really nice and it is the ideal backdrop of this card. Great colors. You should rest now you've earned it with all this creating your been doing today. Enjoy your day.

LeAnne said...

Wowza, this is AWESOME! I know several guys who would LOVE this card---you are on a creative roll, my friend!

jan farnworth said...

very creative fathers day card thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card you did a great job tfs!!!

Allisa said...

I must add the hexagon border to my wish list! Love your mix of elements on your card. Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Another fine example of your fantastic crafting style! Love it!

Vickie O'Dell said...

What a wonderful, creative card!I love your new border die. It goes really well with the sprocket one. Thanks for entering it in Perfect Sentiments challenge.

amanda stokes said...

Hi Carol,
Beautiful card :) x

Shannon White said...

Wow Miss Carol! This is a Fabulous Father's Day card! Love all the gears and sprockets! Wonderful take on the colors and sketch too! I know your Dad knows your thinking of him! I'm sue he's looking down and smiling! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Linda Suarez said...

Oooh .. love that hexagon border die! Great card for any dad! Thanks for sharing!

Jen Brum said...

What a fantastic card! It's so masculine! My husband would love it! The cogs are so cool! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

Wow ... what a great card this is ... love all the die cuts and fab texture ... awesome!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Benzi said...

You already know I love this card from commenting on SCS. It is so unique and perfect for any man card. You are so creative.

Dixie Cochran said...

Carol, I was hoping I could resist that hexagon die, but you've tempted me to get it with this terrific card! I miss my dad too. I'm glad we had good ones.

Cheryl said...

Super cool! Love the colors and the textures you brought to your card! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

Amanda said...

I love your card and the fact that you still make a card for your dad even though he's been gone for over 30 years. That's gotta take lots of courage! I saw you're gonna send it to a soldier with Operation Write Home. He will love it! Great job and good luck in all the challenges you entered it in! :)

Susan (rainy) said...

This is a great masculine guy card! My dad has been gone for 27 years.. and like you I still think of him all the time. Awesome that you are sending this to OWH.

Scrappin Abby said...

This is an awesome card...I love your new die..I'm gonna have to get one of those : ) Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment :)

Cindy Hall said...

This is a terrific Father's Day card. I love the color scheme and how you kept it truly masculine. Great job! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Denise Marzec said...

Love that hexagon border! Very cool!

Karen Conner said...

All the textures really make this card so interesting! The colors are perfect for our challenge.
Thanks for playing with us @ The Perfect Sentiment.

Jennipher said...

Excellent representation of our color story and The Perfect Sentiment. Wow such a unique card. Love it.

Sherry Eckblad said...

I love your card and have a question about the die you used. Did it cut the outside edge all the way around the die or did you cut it out? I bought this die and it does not cut out the outside edge it only cuts out the hexagons.