Saturday, July 3, 2010

Father's Day: Grandpa

I am a little late in posting these cards, but I thought I would still share them with you to show you the cards I gave to my grandpa and stepdad for Father's Day. I'll be posting my grandpa's card today and my stepdad's tomorrow.

Here is my grandpa's Father's Day card.

Here is a detail.

I was inspired by Nichole's card here. I cut the tree image out by hand and then distressed the edges with Tim Holtz's paper distresser. I added tea dye duo ink to the edges of the leaves panel and also to the inside of the card. I have been going through a phase with adding distressed elements to my cards lately. I just really like the look!

And the inside of the card.

I used a sentiment from PTI Father Knows Best and PTI Masculine Motifs. I stamped the leaves on scratch paper first, and stamped them a second time on the card, to give a lighter and more worn impression.

A special note about my grandpa... We kids grew up less than a mile away from grandpa and grandma, so they have played a huge role in our lives. They have been there through everything. My grandpa has been a big role model in my life and in my siblings' lives. We love him and appreciate him so much and feel lucky to have such a great grandpa.

I'll be posting another Father's Day card for my stepdad tomorrow. Would like for you to take a look if you get a chance.

Thanks for stopping by!

All supplies are Papertrey Ink, unless otherwise noted.
STAMPS: Father Knows Best, Masculine Motifs
INK: Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate, Tea Dye duo
PAPER: Rustic Cream, Dark Chocolate, Kraft
OTHER: Dark Chocolate button, Ripe Avocado grosgrain ribbon, Rustic twine


Heidi said...

Monica this is a really pretty card. The background looks great with the tree image and button! I'm sure your grandpa loved it!

Anika said...

Very sophisticated, Monica! Love all the texture you added.

Diane Jaquay said...

What a "handsome" card (guess I shouldn't really say pretty, huh?) Love how you coordinated the inside with the front!

Amy Kolling said...

Very nice masculine card! I STILL need to get that tree set!

Jill said...

I love your colors, design, and distressing, Monica! My favorite part has to be the stamped leaves under the inside sentiment--what a great idea!

Gayatri said...

Such an handsome card! I loove the leaf background and the sentiment inside. I am sure he will be pleased with it. Great job, Monica!

Lori said...

This is so elegant and the perfect masculine card. Very sweet and Im sure your Grandpa loved it.

Jen Carter said...

Wonderful masculine card!! Great work!

Laurie said...

Gorgeous! I love that tree! Great card Monica!!

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