Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day And The June Peeps Challenge

Happy Father's day to all the dads out there. I am not a morning person but for being such a great dad I got up early and made Rich Eggs Benedict for breakfast then we sat outside enjoying the beautiful morning. He and Emilia are off playing tennis now.

In honor of Fathers Day I also made him this card which qualifies for Cammie's challenge on the Peeps blog too. The challenge is to make a masculine card. They are not easy for me to do but I think this was one of those cards that was meant to be. This is what I came up with.

Rich is really into birding now. I knew I had some bird stamps from The Angel Company that I bought many years ago but when I pulled them out I discovered that one of them was his favorite bird the Nuthatch.I had seen this card on Pinterest last week that I used for inspiration but I changed mine up a bit. I did the same technique for the background by sponging white acrylic paint over Kraft then stamped the PTI Little Argyle image with Hawaiian Shores Ink on top of it. Next I stamped the bird with Versamark and embossed it with black embossing powder. One my first try I stamped the bird on the bottom of the card but it didn't look right and I was getting very frustrated with it but after taking a break and Goggling some photos of Nuthatches I discovered that the bird sits on the side of the trunk so I turned the card stamped some more trunk and this is what I got. I could not be happier with it. I finished the card by stamping and embossing the sentiment from Fillable Frames 4 then added some machine stitching with black tread to create a frame. I was going to add some twine and buttons but then it started to look to cluttered and Rich likes simple cards so I left it as is. I am very happy with how it came out and he loved it too! Emilia and I finished 7th grade last week so we are taking at least 6 weeks off now. That also means I will get more stamping time so I will be back soon with more to share. Until then I hope you have a great day and as always thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Leigh said...

That breakfast photo sure looks yummy! And your card is absolutely stunning!

Keva said...

This is SO nice! I love the card so much.

Rebecca Geile said...

The masculine card looks fabulous.

Rhonda said...

Love it Terri. The paint with little argyle over it is very cool.

Linda said...

Lovely card Terri. You captured the Nuthatch so well and the background technique is wonderful.

Sue Ann said...

Funny ....... you and I love to bake cupcakes and our guys love the birds ...... this is totally fantastic and I am going to have to try the paint on the card stock. Love the look ...... very Tim Holtz!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Fabulous card! I'm sure your husband loved it and breakfast!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Your Father's Day card is beautiful! I love those little nuthatches and you are right, they love to walk upside down on tree trunks. Perfect image display! Beautiful background too. Glad everyone was able to enjoy the day before the rain came too.

Cammie said...

Yummy breakfast, and this card is wonderful! I love the background, the placement of the bird, and the stitching--everything about it is just fabulous!

BethieJ said...

Terri this turned out FANTASTIC! I LOVE it!!! and YUM Eggs Benedict.. that is what I had for Fathers Day too!! (but we went out! LOL!)
Hope all is well!

Jess said...

What a great masculine card. Such a cool looking technique.

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