Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Perfect Sentiments Father's Day Card

This week the challenge at Perfect Sentiments is to make a card with a sentiment for Father's Day. The twist is to use this color story as inspiration for your card.

My husband loves car shows and vintage cars, so this card is definitely for him. I used this sketch from Sketch Saturday Challenge #211 for the design of this card.

I embossed both the red background and the grey strip using Clockworks. It reminded me of the gears in a car. I carefully lined up the gray strip across the middle of the embossing folder so that I could match it to the embossed design on the red background. The main image was stamped three times with different colors of ink and pieced back together so that each part showed up more. There was a title on top that said, "Enjoy your special day," but I covered it with the Father's Day sentiment that came with the stamp set. I retraced the words with a darker marker so they would stand out and pop dotted it on the black background. The three pewter brads on the bottom are all different and show up better in this photo:

Our wonderful sponsor is Shelley's Images. Please join us in making your own card with the perfect sentiment for Father's Day!

Challenges for this card:
Cooking It Up with Katie #97 - Texture, Metal, and Masculine

5" x 6.5" Father's Day Card Recipe:
Paper - My Mind's Eye "Kraft Funday - Everyday Fun;" Close To My Heart Cranberry, Gray Flannel, Colonial Whte, and Black cardstock
Stamps - CTMH "Vintage Father's Day" (retired)
Inks - CTMH Black, Brown Bag, Gray Wool
Accents and Tools - CTMH Black Hemp, Pewter Designer Brads; Cuttlebug "Clockworks" Embossing folder


jan farnworth said...

awesome job on this love how you tied it in with the saturday sketch can not wait to see what else you share with us this month as guest designer.

Karen Conner said...

I like your sentiment font-really fits your card. The layers always work. Thanks for being our guest designer. :)

theresa calderini said...

You can never go wrong with vintage cars!! This is a wonderful creation Vickie!! Well done!

Carol L said...

I love how you embossed 2 different colors of cardstock and layered them together! The clocks and cars are perfect, and I love those bold brads too!

Lizy said...

A fab Father's Day card Vickie! :)
Thanks for joining us at SS this week!
Lizy DT x

Adrian said...

Very nice! Thanks for joining CTO's Father Day Challenge!

Scrappin Abby said...

Awesome Father's Day card Vickie..glad to have you with us this month : )

Dilsaver Designs said...

Beautiful card, love the vibrant red background! Thanks for joining us @ CTO this week for our "Father's Day" Challenge :o)