Sunday, June 12, 2011

Father's Day Card

What a week it has been!  I celebrated a birthday this week and was selected as a fab four in last weeks Play Date Cafe challenge!  Thank you Play Date Cafe!!!  Well the creative juices were overflowing so I jumped right in and created this Father's Day Card using this week's  Papercraft Star sketch.  I recently purchased a stamp set from a new company called Tradefish Designs, which is devoted to creating stamps with masculine themes.  I used a variety of papers from Bo Bunny's The Time Piece Collection, as well as some Kraft light weight cardstock,  and designer paper from Stampin Up.  To give this card a masculine feel I tried to use textures from the burlap scrap fabric as well as some hardware from Tim Holtz.  I often struggle with masculine cards so I try to stick with a neutral color pallet, and leave my embellishments simple.  With Father's Day just around the corner I'm looking hard to spot other masculine themed cards on my favorite blogs!  Hope everyone is having a good weekend and thank you for taking time to stop by.


Card entered in following challenges
Papercraft Star Challenge 49
The Kraft Journal


  1. Hi Anitra ! What a wonderful card you are sharing with us this week at Papercraft Star ! It looks to me as if you do just fine with the masculine cards - and I love the Tradefish stamp too !!

  2. Congratulations on your win at the Play date cafe. Gorgeous card Anitra! I love the masculine feel and burlap looking fabric you used. The colors and textures are perfect! I am so glad you could join us again this week at Papercraft Star!