Monday, May 19, 2008

Three Father's Day cards

This first card was made for a Monthly card swap I'm in, where we each hostess a month and send the girls in our group 7 images and 7 pieces of DP. When we get these packages, we make cards with them & send them back to the girls in the group. It is A LOT of fun. This month I got this ol' golfer (Rubbernecker) and this is the card I made with him. The DP is unknown but it is texturized, like that old velvet wallpaper we all probably had growing up....so cool!!! I coloured him with gamsol and prismas. I actually added a circle punch on the bottom right corner that says Happy Father's Day. This is one I'm going to sell at the Farmer's Market on Thurs. night! Last Thurs. I sold about $60 worth of cards and 3D items...not bad for a pretty slow night!!! It will pick up once the BC guys come with their truckloads of fruit!!! I used the Mojo Monday 36 sketch for this card and the next one.
This card I made for Tim's Dad, who lives on Vancouver Island, very close to a light house. When I asked Tim what kind of Father's Day card he wanted for his dad, he said "a Lighthouse"...of course, a stamp I don't have!! So I put out a call to all my stamping buddies and Donelda came through for me! This stamp is from Cornish Heritage Farms. She even hand delivered them when we went to the Airdrie Stampers Celebration (or spending spree as she calls it!!) I coloured it with gamsol and prismas, and sponged the sky with Sky Blue. The shell charm is from a Dollar store & is on a piece of hemp; the sentiment is from this GREAT little set from Clear Dollar Stamps - their SOTM for May - you cannot buy it, but you can get it FREE if you spend $50! Not hard to do, Lori's stuff is awesome!! The base is close to cocoa and the DP is from Creative Memories (jewel tones).
This card is for Tim's Step Dad. I think he might be tired of getting golfing cards from me, so I made this one with Grillafella. The background is stamped with images from the Clear Dollar Stamp SOTM set - it is totally cool...go check it out!! I coloured with gamsol and prismas and sponged the edges. The base is Close to Cocoa, The green DP is from Basic Grey (can't remember which line...sorry!)

I posted the card for my Dad earlier in the month - the faux suede puppy one...so I didn't forget him!! I was WAY on the ball for my dad!!! :) AND look at all those links I gave you.....what an enabler I am!!! MWAHAHAHAHAH!!!

8 comments:

Charlene Austin (Willow01) said...

Look at you! You are on the ball! Great cards. That lighthouse is beautiful. I got some images from a friend in the UK and want to share them with you. I think you would like them.

Littlekel90 said...

These are great Father's Day cards, Chris! Wow!! $60?! That is nice. I had thought about doing some consignment sales with some local collector's shops in the area, but I just haven't sat down and stamped anything but swaps lately. LOL Maybe I need to stop joining swaps for a while to get *around to it.* :) Kel

Ila said...

These are all Fabulous Father's Day cards....everyone of them!!!

~KRISTY~ said...

OMG CHRIS! YOU DO MASCULINE CARDS SOOOOO WELL!

Donelda said...

Hey Chris, I love the card!! I haven't used that stamp for a long time. This beautiful card makes me want to pull it out and use it!!

Congrats on selling your cards and 3D items. It feels good to earn something hey :-)

The frames - I don't know who "feeds" Fields, but I'd be more than happy to see if they have any left for you and mail them to you. Just let me know if you want some, and if so, how many.

sparkplug17 said...

What great cards! I must get that golfer...he actually kindof looks like my FIL, lol. Love them all.

Seleise said...

wow - these are great dad cards, Chris! great stamps and great layouts!

scrappernic said...

Love all of these! I have such a hard time with masculine cards. Yours are perfect! Great job :)

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