Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day Card

Greetings Bloglandians! I put together a quick Father's Day card this week, and it ended up with a lot of distressed edges, which just happens to be the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week! I hadn't really planned on entering any challenges this week, so this card was a bit of a happy accident. So here's the card:

Supplies used: Core'dinations dark and light green cardstock, Tim Holtz Retro Grunge paper stack, Regal Flourishes Texture Fade, Distress Inks (Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, Antique Linen), Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Crafty Secrets Favorite Fellas stamp set, Archival Ink (Coffee)

This was actually a pretty easy to make card. The base is the dark green Core'dinations paper, which I embossed with the Texture Fade and then sanded to bring out more of the core. I also distressed the edges but did not ink them because I liked the core color on the edges as well. The edges of all the embellishment pieces were also distressed and inked with Forest Moss, except for the cream pieces which were grunged up with Antique Linen and then edged with Vintage Photo. The image and sentiment were stamped with the Coffee Archival. I mentioned in an earlier post that I needed to get my hands on this ink, and I'm so glad I did. I practically fell out of my chair when I saw how well it went with the Distress Inks. This stuff is beautiful! =)


I think that's it. After distressing and inking I just added the twine (no idea where this is from, it's been in my ribbon/fiber stash for ages) and glued everything down.

Thanks for looking, and a hope all the dads out there have a great Father's Day!


1 comment:

  1. just such a great card. Love these green tones and images - a great card for Father's Day!
    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!


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