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Friday, June 15, 2012

Father's Day Project

My dh is a life long learner.  He reads, learns, and is amazing at anything he tries.  He golfs, gardens, builds things from a photo in a magazine--our two car two story garage, his Wright-like oak floor to ceiling bookcase across one wall in his library--,fixes up an old car for dd2, etc.  He tinkers and is the "go to" person for anything that needs fixed.  I made this card for him for Father's Day.


I started with two images from the June 2012 release Man o Man ephemera sheet from Gecko Galz.  I resized and fussy cut the man for the front of my card.  I resized another image from the set for a bookmark.


I cut cardstock 11"x5-1/2', scored at 4-1/2" and 2" to create a tri-fold card that would include a bookmark for my avid reader dh.  The first photo is the true color of the crumb cake Stampin' Up cardstock.  Have no idea why the other photos look more gray--all taken same time, same place.  Tim Holtz Alterations folder on Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante paper, highlighted with Stampin' Up Crumb Cake ink.  Tim Holtz Ideaology numeral.

You will note that I attached the bookmark with two glue dots so that it can be removed from the card easily. Tim Holtz ideaology sprocket gear and Kaisercraft copper pearls.
Both outside and inside sentiments done on my computer.  I layered this sentiment onto a black ATC which I ran through the Cuttlebug with the Tim Holtz Alterations sprocket gear folder.

Overview of entire tri-fold card:

Entering these challenges:  


Gecko Galz Yahoo Papercrafting Group: Heavy Metal due July 1
Art With No Boundaries Bonus Round: Heavy Metal 
(in the top five--woo hoo!)






Still having blogger issues.  Spam broke through and got posted yesterday.  Boo.

25 comments:

craftattack said...

Great card, love the added book-mark! Valerie

Shona said...

this card is so awesome :)

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Stunning!
Love the thought that has gone into the card's creation and of course the added extra of the bookmark.
Wishes
Lynne

Chris Arlington said...

What a great masculine card. Very nice touch with the added bookmark.

P.S. love the music on your blog. My type of tunes.

Paula said...

I love the attention to detail that you have put into this card. Your Father is going to love this. Thanks for sharing about him too and how you made it. Thank you for joining in at Art With No Boundaries Anything Goes/Heavy Metal
Paula Dt.
P.S. I enjoyed the music on your blog too.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A cool, a fantastic project.

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is such a cool design with the trifold and the removable bookmark. Great choice of sentiments to suit what you've said about your husband. Thanks for joining us in the Heavy Metal challenge at Art With No Boundaries. I hope your husband loves it!

Sharon said...

Oh wow just amazing!!!

cathy said...

Awesome card! It would work so well for my husband, too.

fairyrocks said...

This is terrific Helen, and your DH sounds wonderful too.
Thanks for sharing, keep smiling and creating

Marjie Kemper said...

These are both fabulous, Helene! I'm sure he will love them.

Cathy L. Calamas said...

Awesome card!! The sentiment is perfect. Both are really beautiful.

Ellis said...

Beautiful card you've made and the text on it get's a great explanation in your blogpost! =)
Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries!
Hugs, Elenor DT

trisha too said...

Wonderful card, Helene!

:)

Chris / CS Designs said...

Helene, Gorgeous piece. I love all the different sections of the card and the various elements you used. Thank you for sharing this with us on Art With No Boundaries. Always great to come and see what you have created.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Brenda Brown said...

Such gorgeous creations Helene, love them both and perfect for your dh who sounds a real treasure.
hugs {brenda} xox

Gerri Herbst said...

Just love this with all your subtle color and wonderful texture!
take care, gerri

Lori said...

Love the idea of attaching the bookmark on one of the folds! The background of your card is gorgeous and the sentiment is wonderful. So glad you linked up at Art With No Boundaries!

Sandi Cl~ said...

What a cool card! I"m afraid that my hubby got a pretty basic card .. but I did make it, believe it or not! Hope you are doing well!

Jules said...

What an amazing card for an amazing man!

Michele said...

oh my goodness; this is truly excellent. love it! xo

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card, love the sentiment too.

Anita Houston said...

Fantastic....I'm singing!!!! This is so flipping cool!!! Love the masculine steampunk theme here...perfect for Father's Day...fabulous design piece!!!

Heather said...

Helene~ What the perfect sentiment for your Hubby's card, love all the embossing and your metal pieces!! The book mark is Sweet!!
Hugs...and sorry it took me so long to stop by :0)
Hugs
Heather

Micupoftea~ said...

Love the whimsy, love the quote...and you gave the card a fun masculine look! Metal '6' is cool~

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