Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Happy Father's Day : You're Classic

Hi!

Well, it's time to start thinking about Father's Day Cards...and if you have popped by my blog long enough you have heard me talk about the "Dreaded Man Card". Give me, pinks, aquas, ribbon, and bling any day!!! With those pretties, I have no problems whipping up a card, but there in lies the problems "pretties"! I can't very well do that for a guy can I???  

Well, here is what I have for you today!
I started this card with a Vanilla card base, and added a strip of textured patterned paper at the bottom.  I then added a row of tickets which I distressed to give a vintage touch. 
I die-cut a standard circle nestie and stamped the Classic Car from Wilson Designs' American Classics adding the Happy Father's Day sentiment from Wilson Designs' Nauti-Cool. Next I hand-cut a sentiment banner stamping You're Classic to add below the focal image.

Before placing the focal image in the center, I hand-cut a mailing tag out of cork adding my brown grosgrain ribbon on the end. The fun part begins with embellishing with some brown and cream buttons. A star that was cut from an old vintage book print embellished with a brown button in the center. For a finishing touch, another ticket to the upper right side of the buttons was added. 

Thank you for some much needed inspiration at The City Crafter Challenge - Ticket To Ride.  You had to have a mode of transportation and at least one ticket on your card.

Little Red Wagon - Father's Day

Before I go, I thought I would share a few pictures with you from our visit to Arlington National Cemetery yesterday. We arrived while the President was laying his wreaths, but we did not go to the ceremony as they had a stop movement by the Secret Service. 

 A Presidential Wreath

Thank you for letting me share, and I hope you have a wonderful week!
~Tammy~

{Recipe}
Paper: Stampin'  UP!, DP: DCWV, Vintage Book Print
Ink: Versafine: Vintage Sepia, Distress Inks
Other:  Buttons:  Hobby Lobby, Ribbon: Stash, Cork, Dies: Spellbinders, twine

25 comments:

Arcy Scraps said...

Tammy, this "man" card turned out great! I love the vintage feel it has to it!

Catherine said...

Fab male card....

Debbie said...

Wonderful masculine card!

Martha H. said...

I agree, a "Man Card" are always a challenge, but your card came out really nice! I love it.

Hugs,
Martha H.

Doreen said...

This is fabulous what a great image...love the colours.xxx

onecraftymama said...

Gorgeous pictures from yesterday! What a beautiful day to celebrate & remember.
Love the cork & buttons on your card - I've got to remember to pull my cork out more often. That sounds like something else, but anyway... :)

Bernie said...

Cards for men are difficult to say the least but you nailed it with this one. Especially love the cork tag.
Arlington on Memorial day must have been quite emotional. I’ve never had the opportunity to visit there. Thanks for sharing the photos, I always get a lump in my throat just seeing photos of that hallowed place.
Hugs

Annette said...

wow what a sight...Arlington National Cemetery would be so emotional for me. Thanks for sharing... Our troops are AWESOME....Thank God for them all...

Your card is amazing...very CLASSIC...lol :)

Ros said...

Wonderful father's day card ... love the car with the little ticket ... thanks so much for joining us again this week at CCCB

scrapclose2theheart said...

What a fab way to spend Memorial Day. TFS with us. I love your Father's Day card. I just don't know what I want to do yet.

Sylvia said...

What a fabulous Father's day card, Tammy, love your antique car! So glad you joined in the fun this week at the City Crafter Challenge blog.

Jocelyn Olson said...

So sweet, Tammy! I love that stamp, and the star and the tickets are such awesome details! What a great post, too. :)

Julie E said...

It looks like you found the perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day - thank you for sharing.
Wonderful card, what a great sentiment.

Lalo said...

I'm with you sister ... man cards blah!!! Yours have been awesome, loving them!!!
Your pictures are beautiful too thanks for sharing :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhh your card is BEAUTIFUL!! I love love love the car and the tickets!!! And those photos from Arlington are so touching... thanks for sharing them!!!

Cheryl said...

oh gosh,this is one,brilliant male card Hun just perfect love it,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the pics of the cemetery and that you were able to spend the day commemorating our heroes.

LOVE your Father's Day card - especially the sentiment, the cork and the car! So FAB!

sandi said...

Oh wow! This is perfect for a fathers day card....looks wonderful! Great pics too!

Linda B said...

What a fabulous Father's Day card. I love the cork tag! Thanks for sharing your photos... wonderful!!!

Milagros C. Rivera said...

Awesome card for dads!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is a fun masculine card, thanks for sharing your photos and thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

LeAnne said...

Wonderful "man card"!!!! Love the Arlington photos, too!

Linda R said...

Such a wonderful card. Perfect for our challenge. I really enjoyed seeing your photos from Arlington. Thanks so much for sharing them with us..

Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

cnelson said...

Such a DARLING card! LOVE that car! LOVED your photos!!

hjcosell said...

Another great place to do something nice for Dad is at Buncee. On Buncee.com, you can send Dad a personalized, digital gift in a buncee.

To create a buncee, simply select a digital canvas, add your multi-media content (pictures, videos, clipart, messages, etc.), and share!
Dad can receive your buncee via social networks, print-out, text message, or email!

Some things you can do with Buncee this Father’s Day:
~ Create a custom multi-media e-card
~ Send a photo/video collage
~ Use it as a fun family activity for the kids

And if you have an Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can send Dad a Father’s Day Message and a smile from Buncee’s free mobile app Buncee Bits!