Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Another Fatherly card... and a near miss...

Using the same lighthouse from Stampendous, I created a simple card with the watercolored image as my central focus. I actually stamped this as a "practice" for watercoloring so I wouldn't mess up the Arturo cardstock.

Brocade Blue was the card base, stamped with the weathered background. The central image is distressed, inked on the edges and mounted on Night of Navy. The grey picture corners were mounted using dimensional tape after I inked the edges a bit. The twine (somewhat nautical right????) was added as a last minute addition, stuck to the card by threading through the navy organdy ribbon.

OK... so that is what I'd consider a "normal" guy card. This card is a stretch. But I really wanted to make it...

Not really a guy card, is it? But, I liked these little chicks and HAD to have the one for the Forth of July. The sparkler sold me! I stamped the chick, trimmed and mounted on a scallop square. I created the sentiment with my Karen Foster snap stamps (Formal in the small and mini - and mixing them to give a neat effect). I used a glitter pen to give the sparkler and the "O" in Reason a glow. The last fun bit was little bling sticker in the center of the sparkler.

So... not really a guy's card, but I liked it anyway.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Great the cards and so does my granddaughter who is looking over my shoulder as I type this!

  2. Great cards, love the elegance of the lighthouse card, but must admit I am a sucker for that cute little chickie.

  3. The background on the lighthouse card goes perfect with the image. Nice job!! And the little chich card is adorbale.

  4. The coloring on the lighthouse is awesome! Very beautiful!

  5. Your lighthouse card is so pretty! I love the Weathered background! Your chick card is so adorable!

  6. your blog,your cards are great too, especially love that little chick...I will be linking your blog to mine so I can find my way back.