Thursday, May 19, 2011

When I Grow Up

I have another entry for The Friday Mashup challenge #6 to do a manly monochromatic card.

This time I chose a H&M stamp set designed & illustrated by Heather Rolin called Just For Dad. I just love the sentiments in this set.

When I grow up, was stamped on mustard colored cardstock with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, punched with a Real Estate Sign punch by EK Success, and the edges sponged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. I then used a MS corner punch (Iron Gate) , the same mustard color paper, sponged with the same ink and extended the edges. Connected it all together and added two matching colored brads through the next two layers.

The main image was attached over a layer of dp, which was layered onto a piece of solid, with eyelets of the same color placed on all four corners.  All of the dp and the darker of the solid color paper on this card is from a DCWV matstack that I have lost the cover off of, but I think it was something like Earth Tones.

The background dp was layered onto a layer of the darker solid, and the base card is the same mustard color as the signs.

For eat, sleep, hunt & eat, sleep, fish a Quick Kutz Label die was used, the edges sponged and the sentiments stamped with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. They were then layered onto a piece of the darker cardstock.

My Dad took me hunting and fishing, he got a lot of good laughs out of the whole deal, and I have many happy memories of those days. Even after he gave them both up, I continued on. I lost my Father in 2004, and miss him terribly, but he will always be with me, especially so in the woods during hunting season, as I am trying hard to make him proud.

Thanks for stopping by, I really enjoy getting comments.

Happy Stamping!


  1. Thank you for sharing about your father Judy. Your card is really lovely with that background! Love the sponging too. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  2. I really like the color combo on this one as well.. I'm so glad you made a second card to share with us at the Friday Mashup!

  3. This is so pretty Judy, really glowing tones, thanks for sharing your story and joining us with a second entry. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

  4. Love the multi-texture feel, Judy - very pretty! Thanks so much for playing with us at the Friday Mashup!

  5. Great card Judy and I'm sure your Dad is looking down on you as proud as punch!!!! TFS

  6. Fun card! Thanks for another MU entry!!


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