Sunday, March 25, 2012

Here Come the Boys with DIY

Here Come the Boys Challenge #23 is to us a DIY (Do It Yourself) image or embellishment. When I used to teach stamping classes at a local scrapbook store, I'd gotten lots of Technique Tuesday stamps that I haven't used the past two years. I was glad to pull them out and find this tool set. My hubby is such a great Do-It-Yourselfer. He saved his mom money on repairing her car this weekend from a recent fender bender. Now that the weather is warmer he'll soon be working away in the new garage he built himself last summer (with the help of our son-in-law and a friend). I think a lot of people have dads like that so I made this card for Operation Write Home for their Muscle Card Challenge to make either Father's Day or general Dad cards that soldiers can get to send home to their dads.


I used the OWH Sketch #114, slightly modified. I moved the diamond over to the left to center it between the bolts which were on the strip I added to their sketch. I was trying to keep the card relatively flat for more stability in the mail. However, I did add three square Durables from Close To My Heart that are adhesive backed.



This card will be the first that I'll send to Kris in Olathe where my son lives. If you'd like to help, they have details on their blog at this symbol:


9 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Vickie, This is a great card. Love that stamp and your papers. The brads are a terrific touch.

Julie said...

Awesome card, Vicky! Love how you added the horizontal strip with the bolts on it - so cute! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

Linda said...

I love the brads you used...I need to get me some! Greap dp and images! TFS!!!

Sybrina K said...

Vickie,

Love the papers and the image! A perfect Dad card!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Well, you certainly nailed it. What a great masculine card and any Dad would love it.

Sarah said...

Love this card-- what a great stamp set!

Dixie Cochran said...

This is a manly card, for sure!!

Teresa said...

PERFECT! Brilliant card Vickie, great image and papers. Thanks for joining us at Here come the boys DIY challenge. Teresa xx

Woo said...

Terrific card! love the images Vickie! Thanks for playing at Here Come The Boys! Woo x