Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Dad: A Man Among Boys ...

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Happy Stump Day, hampers ... hope everything is wonderful in your stampy-crafty world!

Today's card was created for Artistic Outpost's June Referral Program.  This month, the challenge is to create a project with a masculine theme.  Since Father's Day is right around the corner, I decided to create a card for Dad using stamps from AO's "Secretary Pool" and "SteamPunk" collections.  I love these stamps!

This card also qualifies for a number of fabulous challenges ... for a complete list, please see the bottom of this post.  And for the down-low on all the product used in this card, please check out the Card Recipe, below.

Sooooo, Sheila complained to me that she was getting some really bizarre messages on her answering machine.  I had to hear what she described as 'bizarre,' so I hurried over to check it out.  Sure enough, caller after caller would speak, then say 'beep.'

"Let's listen to your outgoing message."  I suggested.

Sheila pressed 'play,' and we heard:  "Hi, I'm not in right now, so please leave a beep after the message."  Mystery solved ...

Thanks so much for spending part of your busy day with me!

Today's Challenges:
Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock:  Kraft and True Black Card Stock by PTI; Core'dinations Kraft Core Card Stock by Core'dinations
  • Stamps:  "Secretary Pool" and "SteamPunk" Stamp Sets by Artistic Outpost 
  • Ink:  Black Soot, Gathered Twigs, and Walnut Stain Distress Inks by Tim Holtz
  • Accessories:  Jute Burlap by the Funkie Junkie Boutique
  • Tools:  Die-Cut Machine by Sizzix; "Rays" Texture Fade by Tim Holtz; Non-Stick Craft Sheet, Ink Blending Tools, and Sanding Grip by Tim Holtz; "Mini Gears" Stencil by Crafter's Workshop; Glossy Accents by Ranger; Circle Punches by Stampin' Up; Foam Dimensionals
  • Finished Size:  4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

38 comments:

LeAnne said...

LOVE this---AO has the best vintage stamps! Awesome creation!

Teresa Kline said...

such a cool card for Dad, so glad you played along with us at F&F....have a great day!

enjoy *~*

M said...

Haha love your story about the beeps! and that train image is fab! M x

Rach83 said...

I love this card, Deb! Your turquoise background is so striking and what a great layout.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Hope to see you again soon.

Rachel x

Anita Houston said...

Was just about to check on you! Glad to see you back! You are definitely having a blue and gold creative moment looking back at your past couple of gorgeous creations! OK...This design is wonderful! These AO images are perfect for Father's Day, and that embossed background is wonderful...never would I think about it! Love your coloration! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Frilly & Funkie this fortnight!!!!

Sandra said...

Love your card! Those colors pop! Funny story! Hihihihi, beeeep!!

Heather said...

Great story!! LOL....

Beautiful card! Love how your background turned out. Great stamps to!! Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!
Hugs!

Renee said...

Love the colors on your card! Love the Sheila stories. :-) They always make me smile.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Where ya been? i have missed hearing about Sheila! :) Hope all is good, and your card screams masculine - well done!

Erica said...

Fantastic Father's Day card Deb.
Love your design.
That Sheila...

Sharli Schaitberger said...

Hi there girlfriend! LOVE this card - the colors are awesome and it is VERY MANLY (deep voice). You are so inspiring -

Hugs!

~Tammy~ said...

I am still rolling laughing about the outgoing answering machine message! So funny!

Your card rocks! I love the vintage feel! Colors are fabulous! Overall a fantastic composed make! :-)))

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Deb, but your story deserves a prize, I'm still laughing! Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star, "Father's Day" challenge! Hope yours is a good one!

onecraftymama said...

My husband transposes words like that all the time (both changing order like your friend, and the beginning of the word like Stump Day, hampers) - it's led to some fun 'slang' between the two of us!
I adore the texture in your card - the burlap, the embossing, I just want to pet it! Thanks so much for playing along in Paradise :)

Daniele said...

wat a fabbie card for Fathers Day thanks for joining us at SCH this week
hugs

Candy C said...

Love your card! First of all, I love the color scheme. Love the distressing you've done. Love the black matting ... it really pops! Love the stamped train. Love your "DAD" done in the black blocks and I love the sentiment! This is a GREAT card! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Vicky said...

Lovely card, great colours and love the vintage look, just right for our Fathers Day challenge at Fab'n'Funky, thanks for joining us

hugs Vicky x x x

Julia Aston said...

Hi Deb! what a great father's day card - love the masculine colors, super train image and that fun sentiment!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Absolutely fabulous, Deb! Love the shades of aqua and yellow you used and that train image is terrific. Love seeing the burlap too. What a wonderful, wonderful Father's Day card. So glad to see your entry into our challenge this time around at Frilly and Funkie!

Hugs,
Linda

♥Jan♥ said...

Turquoise and steampunk always seem to go together, in my mind anyway ! Such a fun card, what Dad wouldn't love it ! So glad you joined us this week at Papercraft Star, Deb !!

Allison said...

Long time, no see lady! What a wonderous creation...you are the queen of distress ink and these vintage images...quite a perfect Father's Day card!

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic masculine card, great images and wonderful colours. Thank you for Playing in Paradise.

Angela Fehr said...

Leave a beep after the message - I love it!
Your Father's Day is masculine without being over the top grungy - I like that a lot! Thanks for Playing in Paradise!

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous card, Deb! Love how you combined those sets. Thanks for joining us at Frilly & Funkie this week!

Lisa Somerville said...

Very striking Deb! Love the colors and the added embossing! Thanks for playing along with the Artistic Outpost Referral Challenge!

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

Your homemade DP is so cool. Combined with the train image it makes me think of an old suitcase. I love it! Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. See you again soon.
Renee

Chris said...

great, i haven't made a FD card yet for scott. will he even notice? lol

love your manly card>>>you rock!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, your card looks wonderful.

Sarah said...

a fabulous card - really love the vibrant colours and texture of your background! That's a wonderful stamped image and the sepia and black are perfect against the blue... a great male card. Thanks so much for joining in with My Mojo Monthly. Sarah.

Gini said...

Hi Deb, such a gorgeous card, your Dad is going to be very lucky getting this card! I love the way you have used the embossing folder and the colours are wonderful :-)

Thanks for joining Opus Gluei again this time, we always appreciate your comments left on the blog!
Gini
xx

Annie said...

Hi Debs. Fabulous card you have made here. As you know I love these colours. Thank you so much for sharing this piece as well as your brilliant stories x

Rosemary said...

Hello Deb! The best part of coming over here is I get to see something that will make me say AHHH, that's lovely! and a get a story or joke to make me smile! Thank you for that, it's a joy!

Your card is so rich and has so much to enjoy - the textures, the colors, really going to make your Dad happy!

Thanks for playing along with us at Opus Gluei!

Jinny Newlin said...

I just adore all the texture and vibrant color you've pulled into this beauty! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Becky B. said...

Great card...love the touch/texture of the burlap and that quote is so cute! BTW...your card qualifies for this month's challenge over at Scrap-It-Girl, which it to use punches on your entry. (You can submit up to two entries to be eligible for the prize.) Check it out here:

http://www.scrapitgirl.net/index.php/2012/06/01/june-challenge-mays-winner/

Terry said...

Wonderful card for a Dad! Love the background and train image! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie!

butterfly said...

I'm eagerly awaiting delivery of my first ever AO stamps, and this just makes me more impatient - fabulous work... love it!

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

great card.. I love the colors and design.. I love Tim Stuff too.. thanks for joining us over at Scrap It Girl.

Rina Gonzales said...

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