Sunday, June 1, 2014

Vintage Gentleman Card with Doodle Pantry June Release

It's nearly Father's Day where we live. That's such a great time to honor the men in our lives, even if they're not our own fathers. I was attracted to this lovely image set that Laurie made for Doodle Pantry this month. The men are quite classy, but one of the sentiments was the main attraction for me. It talks about having character:

"The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he'd never be found out."

I'm so fortunate to have a husband who would do right whether anyone was watching or not. I'm hoping I can teach a little of that to my grandsons as I care for them this summer!  Here's the card I made using Laurie's images, sentiments, and papers. (If you look closely at the lighter designer paper you can see tiny shapes that look like mustaches.)

I die cut the sentiment using a Spellbinder's Shapeabilities "Fancy Tags Two" die. I trimmed off the top flourishes and inked it with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink. The ribbon was a very old scrap that seemed masculine. The pewter embellishments were from a retired CTMH collection.

I wanted this card to be appropriate for either Father's Day or a birthday, so I added an additional sentiment from one of the sets last May, "Buffalo and Caribou."

You can find the following images and other card designs here. Be sure to check out the other new releases for this month.

I'd also like to invite you to join the Doodle Pantry Challenge #47. The theme is "Make It Manly." You can use any image from any source. There will be three $15 random winners.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you as you honor the men who are or have been part of your life.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:

Crafting for All Seasons #78 - Boys will be boys
Creative Card Crew #62 - Shabby chic/Vintage
Die Cuttin' Divas #167 - For the boys
Inky Chicks #30 - Use a metal embellishment
Paper Pretties Wednesday #312 - Father's Day/ Masculine
The Paper Shelter #160 - Make it manly
Ruby's Rainbow #80 - One for the Boys
Word Art Wednesday #134 - anything goes with uplifting sentiment


Pat (mspfd) said...

Outstanding masculine creation, Vicki. Wonderful monochromatic color scheme and sponging. The look of the die cut sentiment is fantastic.

Linda Anderson said...

Wow Vicki, that card is simply outstanding. Love your sponging on this vintage creation.


Carole Robb Bisson said...

Dashing and debonair! Thank you so much for taking time to post this absolutely wonderful work of art with us at Word Art Wednesday.

Margaret said...

What a fabulous masculine card. Love you image and design. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew. Good luck. Maggie DT

Pat N. said...

Love the vintage look of your card. Great image and perfect tag; it looks wonderful! TFS your creation at DCD's challenge.

paper fun said...

The sentiments in this package are as outstanding as your card. Really great card for a man.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Colette said...

Fab masculine card, great image and papers, thanks for playing along at The Paper Shelter Make it Manly challenge, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

Lena said...

Neat and stylish card! Really male ..

Thank you for participating in The Paper Shelter Challenge this week! Good Luck!

Hug Lena

Helen said...

Lovely card, just perfect for our 'One for the boys' challenge at Ruby's Rainbow. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

Jani said...

lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x