Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Father’s Day Card

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I know that Father’s Day is over, but I thought I would share this card anyways.  I also have another one to share later in the week. 

I used the Woodgrain background stamp in Versamark ink to stamp the background on kraft cardstock.  The main image is from Through the Trees and is stamped on Rustic Cream cardstock.  I used Versamark to stamp the image and them embossed it with Transcendence embossing powder.  I then used a sponge and Kaleidacolor Fresh Greens ink to add color to it.  I stamped the little bird in pure poppy ink.  I cut the border with the eyelet die from Dotty Biscotti paper and threaded some Simply Chartreuse twill ribbon through it.  The sentiment is from Masculine Motifs and is stamped in Simply Chartreuse on Kraft cardstock.  I die cut it with a Spellbinders label die and inked the edges with Chai vintage ink and adhered it to my card with foam tape.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

11 comments:

Lorraine said...

Karen, I love your card! Love the resist embossing, stamps, bird & the woodgrain background. But what caught my attention the most was the ribbon weaving through the eyelet border. That is so cool! I've got to try that.

Lorraine said...

Karen, I love your card. The woodgrain background, the resist embossing, the stamps, the bird. But what caught my attention the most was the weaving of the ribbon through the eyelet border. Too cool! I've got to try that!

Welcome - my name is Dru said...

This is just gorgeous Karen! I love the color of the tree and that little bird - very striking and masculine!!

Karen H. said...

Great card. I love the emboss resist on the trees. The ribbon through the eyelet trim is a great accent.

Jill said...

So well done, Karen! The emboss-resist technique lends itself so well to Through the Trees images, and I love your take on it. I've been meaning to give your ribbon treatment here a try. I wasn't sure how it would look but now I can see that it looks great! Definitely a keeper! Just a perfect Father's Day card, Karen!

Brenda said...

Very nice, Karen. I like how you inked the trees and the unique ribbon treatment. The wood grain looks fantastic with the trees.

Sara said...

HI Karen,
Love this card!! Those trees are amazing!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Karen, this is lovely! I'm in awe!

Linda's Craziness said...

Love this masculine card. I usually have a hard time making masculine cards. great job and TFS

Cindy said...

This isa wonderful treatment for this stamp. I really like the way it the image just pops through the ink. Great masculne card.

Teresa said...

Love this card, Karen!!! Weaving the ribbon through the border is genius!