Sunday, June 21, 2009

John's first Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day, especially to my husband John since this is his very first Father's Day as a father. Naomi made him this card (just kidding, but she did help me write on the inside...or rather, i helped her write on the inside...LOL). Unfortunately, she wasn't feeling well this morning so she and i stayed home from church. So the poor new daddy went to church by himself on his first Father's Day. :(

But she and i used her awake time wisely by making him this card! The "To the Nines" specialty paper really made things easy - we didn't even need to think about a color combination. Naomi loves stripes, so we chose one of the striped designs. You can't see it in the picture, but it's nice and thick (cardstock weight) and has a nice texture to it. I like to really "rough up" guy cards, so we added more texture with the Sanded large background stamp, tone on tone, and by sponging some extra Sahara Sand to the edges of the base piece. Same thing with the sentiment piece. I've found that ribbon doesn't look girly if you use an earth tone and refrain from tying a bow or knot of any kind, which is why i went ahead with a little ribbon here ! So there you have it.

Here's the "recipe":

Sets: Sanded, All Year Cheer II (retired)
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip
DSP: To the Nines
Ink: Sahara Sand, Chocolate Chip
Tools: Bone folder, craft & paper scissors, sponge
Adhesive: SNAIL, dimensionals
Other: Chocolate Chip 5/8" grosgrain

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