Friday, June 11, 2010

A Vintage Father's Day

The week #13 challenge at The Shabby Tea Room was to make a Father's Day or masculine card. Masculine cards are hard for me. I love all the soft colors, flowers, ribbons, and lace--all the feminine things--when I'm crafting. Paring it down for a card that a man wouldn't cringe at was a challenge. At least I was able to stick with the beautiful vintage images I love so much. This was another Graphics Fairy image. LOVE that blog!
This card is very simple. I didn't do much extra to the papers except on the red background. The color was solid and it just needed a little something so I stamped the swirly pattern on with some distress ink. A little machine stitching and voila!

Paper: Bazill, My Mind's Eye, white cardstock
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Tools: Nestabilities Labels #2 (S4-162), Martha Stewart punch
Stamps: Stampabilities Ornate Textured background
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Oh Tracy, very nice! Love the image you used! You are such a talented lady.


  2. Great masculine card! Love the stitching and papers. Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  3. love your vintage masculine card. i need to check out that image site. love all the images you got from there. thanks so much for sharing. have a wonderful day! *hugs* steph :)

  4. Masculine cards are hard for you ?? Really ?? Who would know ?? It reminds me of the Silver Legacy casino in Reno - very old west, even the colors match their lovely lobby decor. Can't you just see this fella as a silver mine owner?
    Great image, vintage ones are sooooo much fun.

  5. Beautiful job with your vintage masculine card! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room this week :)

  6. That's a very very nice card you made Tracy! Great picture, too. Any man would LOVE this! Have a happy weekend, hugs, ~Ira

  7. This is wonderful! Love that vintage image, and your design is fabulous. Great choices for a masculine card. The stitching adds such great detail. Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room.


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