Jun 19 2010

Father’s Day Card

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Hi Girls, I have a Father’s Day card I made for my dad to share with you.  I’ll be traveling up to spend the day with him today; he and my mom live three hours north of me.  I also made cards for my hubby, brother, and two nephews.  This year I went tropical with SU’s retired Balmy Breezes.  To make it simple (mainly, I ran out of time), I stayed with the same design for all the cards and changed the charms.  I used pineapple, seahorse and palm tree charms on the window shades.  

I was blog surfing the other day when I came across this totally adorable card designed by the super talented Amy Sheffer of Pickled Paper Designs.  I love Amy’s card and thought her sketch would be perfect for the stamp I chose to use.  I redesigned the window shade to match one I have in my home.  I used K & Co Blue Awning DP, which I think is perfect for masculine cards (and it’s a perfect color match for my banana leaves).

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I embossed leaves that I punched from a MS leaf punch to resemble banana leaves.  I matched the brown with a Tommy Bahama tropical fan that I have in my Florida room.  I love the rich tobacco brown color I achieved.  The seahorse charms were were used on my nephews’ cards.

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The palm tree charms were placed on my hubby and brother’s cards. Tim Holtz distress inks, PergaKit3D, Perga Glue and Zip Dry adhesives were used throughout the project.

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The leaf spray is on the left side, I reversed them on some of the cards.  Embossing paper was used for the background papers and leaves.  I grouped a bunch of leaves together and embellished the leaf spray with linen thread and a small flower that I made with the smallest of the Dahlia nestie dies.  The stamens were made by clipping cardstock with paper snips into tiny strips and then rolling into a cylinder.  SU markers were used DTR on the stamps.  A Really Rust marker was used to color the stamens to match ink on the stamped image.

That’s it for today.  Wishing you all a wonderful Father’s day with your familes! 

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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21 responses so far

21 Responses to “Father’s Day Card”

  1. Deb Saaranen says:

    What a great idea Jerri–you are filled with them! LOL! The layers, colors and pleated “shade” make for fabulous guy designs!

  2. Carol Southern says:

    Love the design and colours of this, it does make a great male card. I’ll go visit Amys site too.
    Just playing catch up, I’ve been away on holiday. Looks like I’ve missed some very beautiful cards too, they are all tops.

  3. Karen W says:

    This is totally cool. Such a different twist on Father’s day cards. I love it!

  4. Kerry H says:

    You have outdone yourself on this one Jerri, it’s simply beautiful. Blue Awning is a fabulous collection. I’m using it for hubby’s family heritage album.
    Kerry H

  5. Regina N says:

    Thse are trully made for the guys very nice.

  6. Regina N says:

    These are truly beautiful cards for the guys.

  7. cepet says:

    Wow, Jerri! You are truly amazing with your creativity! This is a fabulous card that any father (hubby, nephew) would be thrilled to receive.

  8. Marion says:

    It’s Father’s Day here too, and your card is the prettiest I’ve seen. Love the idea of the window shades! Will pop across to Amy and thank her for the original idea.

    Marion,
    UK

  9. Velta says:

    How perfectly lovely Jerri!!! My first thought was that I was in a very expensive hotel room in the tropics…looking out of my window at the beautiful view!! I am quite certain that your dad will be pleased with this masterpiece…I would frame it, or put it under a glass dome…thanks for sharing with us!!

    BTW…I received all of my goodies last week…just haven’t had the time to dig in and play…it was like Christmas opening up that envelope with so many fun things to look at…and dream :)

  10. Denise says:

    Oh my, this is so LOVELY!

    No parchment???? ….. or pearls! … when I went to view this beauty, gosh darn, what a new surprise!

    ……….you do beautiful work! …always a pleasure dropping in here!

  11. Pinky says:

    Jerri, I love your father’s day cards! I know your dad will love it. Hope you have a great week and enjoy being w/your parents.

  12. Julie says:

    What a wonderful card. I do not have a living father but if I did I’m sure he would love this card.

  13. Beth Norman says:

    Lucky males in your family. You are queen of giving cards for sure. Awesome style. Great talent.

  14. Sue K (Australia) says:

    Jerri, what a gorgeous card. Men’s cards are the hardest to make but this is just perfect. Lucky Dad. Safe travelling and enjoy your time together.

  15. Joan Fricker says:

    Jerri, I bet your Dad and the “guys” loved their cards. This is perfect for a man.
    I love the colors and all the details you used. Great job!!!

  16. Rose Ann says:

    Your Father’s Day card is absolutely gorgeous, Jerri! I bet your dad really loved it as well!!

  17. Margaret Thompson says:

    What a beautiful card Jerri. It would be a nice one to frame, with out glass, so the parts of it could still stand out (not be flattened) for all to admire in a special room. So precious and not to be discarded.

    OK, what’s next? A set or was this one an individual creation. I can’t wait to see the upcoming surprises you have in store for all of us in this hugh internet world!

    Have a good week of designing.

  18. Tilda says:

    Hi Jerri,

    I always admire your work…beautiful, beautiful! I have that leaf punch (ms) that your speaking of that you used but tell me a little more about the embossing part. How are you doing that? would you mind emailing me to tell me? Thanks so much!!!

  19. *Gasp*! Ok, I know this is for a guy (Father’s Day), but I am in love with it!! Amazing work, Jerri!! HUGS!

  20. All perfect and stunning! Exquisite detail! Now that you mention it, I recognize Amy’s card. How wonderfully you adapted it for your card!

  21. Oh be still my heart! Jerri I LOVE this card. Gorgeous GORGEOUS work!!

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