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.


Kristina said...

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


Nicole said...

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

~* steph :) *~ said...

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 :)

♥Jan♥ said...

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.

Debbie said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Audrey Pettit said...

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.