Sunday, May 8, 2011

Shaken, Not Stirred - Father's Day Card

Good evening everyone.  I had a great mother's day with my mommy.  We spent an hour waiting to have brunch at this great place in San Francisco - Brenda's French Soul Food.  Oh my GAWD!!!  It was worth the wait.  If you live in the city or are just here should totally check it out and order yourself up some Crawfish Beignets.  I love my mom dearly.  We do a lot of things together.  I know this is going to sound corny..but she is my best friend. I look forward to spending many more mother's days (and everyday) with her.

So...its been awhile since I have posted.  April was a busy month with gearing up for our Annual Easter Party and work related adventures.  I'm hoping as always to be able to post some new creations at least once a week.  I know everyone (at least those who actually take the time to blog) says that --- but I'm gonna at least try.

Enough with the excuses and resolutions and on to a new card I created for Father's Day.  I can say that I always struggle a little creating Father's Day cards.  Probably because I do not have a lot of masculine looking do-dads (pun intended) to embellish the card.  I could go for the old stand by and make a tie card...but my pop doesn't wear ties.  I decided this year that I would focus on some unique looking "masculine" cards that any non-tie wearer would love.

Inspired by Card Patterns Weekly Sketch Blog's Sketch 114 Challenge, I went a little retro-Mad Men-chic with this card.  Here is the Sketch Challenge Picture...

Here is what I came up with...

I really loved the idea of the little border circles on the challenge.  I thought adding the olives would be cool accents. I used vellum paper and wrapped it around the center of the card.  I like the effect it gives to the paper underneath.  Here are a few more pics.

Materials Used:
Black Card Stock for the Base
Olive Cardstock from Bazzill Basics
Moonrise by SEI
Vellum Paper
Stamping Ink
Nifty Fifties Cricut Cartridge

Card Challenges Entered:
Card Patterns Weekly Sketch Blog - Sketch 114 Challenge
Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes Challenge
Divas By Design - Anything Goes Challenge 
The Craft Pad - Spots & Dots Challenge 120
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Give Us A Quote/Sentiment Challenge


  1. This is just gorgeous! Love what you've done with the vellum and those olives are just the perfect accent. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes! challenge on Sentimental Sundays. ~chris

  2. Great guys card! Love what you did with it! Those olives are perfect!
    Thanks for playing in the spots & dots challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xxx

  3. super man's card, perfect for our challenge at Craftycatz,x carol

  4. Fantastic card, I love the LO :)
    Thanks for sharing it with Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

  5. this is a lovely males card thank you for sharing with us at the crafty catz hugs linda x

  6. Love the fab colours on this and fesh clean lines thanks for sharing at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

  7. Great card. Thank you for joining us at cardpatterns.

  8. OMGosh super card beautiful design and layout and lovely quote

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz A Challenge Quote/ Sentiment,.

    Good Luck,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

  9. OMG I so love this! The little olives are just priceless with this as well! Thanks for playing with us this week at The Crafty Pad!

  10. This is fabulous! Great male card. Thanks for joining in the Divas by Design Challenge.

  11. A great card!Thanks for joining us at Divas by Diva.


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