Friday, April 25, 2014

Ahoy, Father's Day!

Happy weekend eve, my friends!  It's Friday night and I'm looking forward to an extended weekend. Monday is the new Stampin' Up catalogue reveal and I've taken a vacation day in order to join my upline Susan, and lots of fellow demonstrators from the greater Portland metro area, to learn about what is coming up in 2014-2015.

In the meantime, I have a card made for my father-in-law for Father's Day.  I've used the wonderful sketch from Freshly Made Sketches as the basis for my card design.

In order to keep the proportions pleasing with the size of circle and square used, my card size is closer to a square than the normal A2 size (4 1/2" x 4 1/8")

The retired image from Sail Away was stamped in Island Indigo on Crumb Cake. Unknown to me until after I made the card, my FIL once owned a sail boat.  I'm hoping this will generate some good memories for him.

I chose the Burlap Ribbon for the vertical piece to add a bit more texture and a kind of ruggedness to the overall feel of the card.  In that same vein, the circle cut from Soho Subway has such great texture with the subtle woodgrain background and waives of color that it definitely reminded me of the ocean.

Thanks so much for dropping by and taking a look.  If you have a moment to leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you!  Have a great weekend!!



Product details:
Stamps:  Sail Away, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Confetti Cream, Island Indigo
Ink:  Island Indigo
Other:  Metallic Eyelets, CropADile, Hemp Twine, Word Window punch, Burlap Ribbon. Hemp Twine, Circles Collection framelit


Christine Blain said...

GREAT masculine card, Stef; I love this. I also love that you're taking a day off work for the new catalogue release - fabulous! Have fun.

Karren said...

Fabulous masculine card! Love the twine and eyelet treatment - so clever! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.