Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge for this week. I saw it on Jennifer Holmes' blog and loved it, so I went to the sketch challenge blog and checked it out myself. It was just what I needed to help me get the card done---I mean, Father's Day is TOMORROW, right? Here's what I came up with.
I used Trademarks and Father Knows Best stamps from Papertrey Ink. I had wanted to use the Trademarks stamps on Kraft since I saw it on this card in the Trademarks gallery that Dawn McVey made.
My card base was Rustic Cream and I used Ripe Avocado for some color. I stamped the outlined leaves from Father Knows Best in Versamark onto the green strip. I used some jute instead of ribbon and added a Rustic Wood button. I also added a Tim Holtz mini paper clip to attach the sentiment.I can't decide if I like it---I kept taking it off and on, moving it around. My daddy will love it either way, so I just went with it. My "tree image" from Father Knows Best was stamped off and then stamped onto the card so you could see it underneath the opening. I used the Tea Dye Duo from Papertrey Ink---have you ever used those? I don't like how the edges turned out on my Kraft cardstock---they are SOOOOOOO much darker. I don't know if it's because I had distressed them with some scissors already, or if it's just the ink? If you have used them, let me know---I'm sure it's user error!!
Well, I need to run out and pick up David's father's day gift---a store is holding it for me---I had to go to three stores and finally someone at the third store actually called and had another store HOLD the item for me. MAN---if I didn't love the guy so much I'd be irritated! And, I haven't even started my card for him---surprise, surprise! Well, the details about the card are below---thanks so much for stopping by today! What a thrill for me!
I hope you enjoy your Father's Day weekend---we are staying inside because it is LIKE TEXAS here---HOT, HOT, HOT!
all supplies PTI unless noted~
Stamps: Father Knows Best, Trademarks
Paper: Rustic Cream, Kraft, Ripe Avocado
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Versamark (Tsukineko), Chai & Chamomile Vintage Touch Tea Dye Duo, Distress Ink (Ranger) in Antique Linen
Accessories/Tools: Cuttlebug (Provocraft), Oval Nestabilities, Tag die trio (Spellbinders) Jute (Wal-Mart), Rustic Wood Button, Mini Paper Clip (Tim Holtz), 1 1/4" circle punch (ek success),