Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Father's Day cards...If you're Josh, don't look

No, I have not been kidnapped. I did not run away, and I have not been taken to the funny farm (just yet). Our modem died on Sunday and then I went out of town - San Antonio on Monday and Austin Tues-Fri. I had a whole plan...I made a ton of cards to post while I was gone but boy were we busy!! I just didn't have time to do much of anything. I was able to upload a few cards to Splitcoast, so I'll post them here. For info and recipes, click on the card and it *should* take you to my gallery. I've never done this before, so fingers crossed that it works!

Ok, so it didn't work. I'll just suck it up and post the recipes, I was just being lazy. The first card is for my DH, Josh, for Father's Day. I used All Around Argyle, which I just got in a trade, Office Accoutrement, and Linen & Weathered BG Stamps. I did a lot of sponging and distressing and for some reason this card took FOREVER, but I did it! Probably b/c I did the argyle with my Stampamajig. I just love that thing. I love my Buckaroo Blue too. Gonna miss that color. I have also had these little photo holder thingies from my Hodgepodge Hardware kit since November and for the love of Pete couldn't find a way to use them. I've tried, really I have, but this is the VERY FIRST time I've used them. Maybe I'll try again soon.

The next card is for my dad for Fathers Day. This time I stamped Lovely as a Tree in Artichoke ink on watercolor paper. Then I went at it with my aquapainter and reinkers. I distressed it and layered on Chocolate Chip and Bashful Blue paper. I used the sentiment from All Around Argyle (used my Chocolate Chip marker) and tied a knot in some narrow twill tape to finish it off. I pierced the top corners of the Artichoke base (stamped with Canvas BG) and also pierced a row across the bottom.

I got some FABULOUS goodies at Stamp Salado this week, so I'll try to post some pics using them, and I have some stuff on the way too! Yay for new stamps!!

Card #1

Stamps: All Around Argyle, Office Accoutrement, Weathered, linen
Paper: Buckaroo Blue, Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Buckaroo Blue, Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Paper Piercer, Twine, Pop Dots, HP Hardware, Distressor Tool, Chocolate Chip Marker

Card #2

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, All Around Argyle, Canvas
Paper: WC Paper, Artichoke, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Artichoke

Accessories: Foam Mounting Tape, Twill, Aquapainter, Distressor, Paper Piercer, Chocolate Chip Marker


Flossie's Follies said...

Both of these cards are beautiful (can you say that for masculine cards?). I love all the embellishments and textures you used.

AJ said...

Oooh! I love both cards...the tree is my fave though!!! great job, glad your home!! Happy father's day to your DH!!!

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