Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Father

I still needed to make my FIL his Father's Day card, so when I saw this week's Raspberry Suite colors were green, black, and cream, I figured they'd be perfect for a masculine card.

I kept this one simple, since the men I know don't seem to like or appreciate the fussier cards. I did a bit of distressing, then added a few buttons.

Stop by tomorrow to see my project for the next Paper Blooms challenge. I'll have a Father's Day gift idea to share.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree (SU), Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Paper: Naturals Ivory, Basic Black, Old Olive dp (SU)

Ink: Basic Black, Old Olive
Accessories: Nestabilities circles, distressing tool, buttons (BasicGrey)

50 comments:

Gigi said...

Such a sweet card using my favourite colour too! That reminds me I should start on my father's day card =/

Pat said...

The colours go well together.
I like the layout.
And most of all i love trees! Recently someone cut a tree outside and i couldn't bear it!
Hugs xx
Pat

Laura O'Donnell said...

men don't like fussy cards, thats for sure. this is perfect!

Lauri said...

This is a wonderful card! I love how you added the distressing. I think it is perfect!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Yes, this is a good masculine card, so well done with just a hint of color for the tree! I like this, Ann.

Susan Raihala said...

Oh so fabulous! Love the bit of distressing on the card...not too much, just right. And Lovely as a Tree is perfect for guy cards. I'm so glad SU didn't discontinue it because new stampers deserve to have easy access to such a versatile guy set! Thanks for showing me a new layout to use with it!

AUsome mom said...

Super Father's Day card! I'm really struggling with the ones I need to make. I had 9 orders from co-workers for these cards and I find myself stumped this year. Man cards are my least favorite, but yours is just perfect-o!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great card! I love the use of brads along the circle edge!

Michelle said...

dont you just adore Lovely as a TRree? ...I think its ideal for guy cards and makes a beautiful simple and wonderful card...as youve demonstrated here. this is a wondeerful card! TFS!

Craft said...

I agree, great color combo for a masculine card. Would also work for "Welcome Neighbor".

~amy~ said...

lovin' those solid matte buttons and oy vey, that old olive hounds tooth paper??!!! LOVE this!

LeAnne said...

Ooh, this is perfect for a masculine card--great use of these colors! TFS!

Lauren said...

Very nice. I love the distressed strips in the background.

Aimes said...

AMAZING! I love it!! Ooooh it's so masuline yet so pretty at the same time! Gotta make a Fathers' card yet...I keep putting it off! LOL!
Aimes
x

Ann Kranitz said...

wow Ann, the distressing really makes this card!! Love it.

Carly said...

Wonderful take on the challenge Ann! I love the clean and simple design, and that image is just lovely!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous Ann, love that tree stamp!

Niki Estes said...

What a great father's day card! I love the colors, sketch, and edge distressing!

cricketeew said...

What a great card! I need to get busy and make something for my dad! The idea of useing a tree is one I may have to steel!

Vanessa said...

I love your Father`s Day card! You are right, the colors are perfect for a masculine card!

Hugs
Vanessa

Bethany Paull said...

Great layout. I love the distressed circles!

Brenda H. said...

This is a great card...love it!
~Brenda H.

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, this is awesome!! Love the green strips and the roughed up edges on the circle!

Nancy L. said...

cute!

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leah said...

Great card Ann, love that tree image.

Danni said...

Wonderful card!! So perfect for a masculine card!

virginia said...

Ann so pretty your FIL will love it

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like how you stamped the word at the trunk of the tree and added the embellishments on the edge of the circle.

Jessica said...

Very nice design!!!

Terri E. said...

Super fun big brads around the curve. What a fun design element. Fabulous job on the color combo!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Elena said...

It is a beautiful card! I love the tree stamp and distressing looks great here!

mamia said...

Perfect masculine card. I like the color combo and the layout.

Kathi said...

Fabulous card. I really love the color combo and the image!

Winter said...

Great card! Love the design!

Susan said...

Very pretty Ann!

Lisa Graves said...

So pretty! Love the colors.

Erin Bigler said...

Ann, I just LOVE this! Handsome and clean...your work has such IMPACT!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Beautiful! I love the tree image and how you used mostly cream with just touches of black and green!

(-: Heidi

Allison said...

This is awesome...very CASE-worthy!

Stamp and Smile said...

Perfect!! Totally understand about fussy cards... less is more for some men!! TFS girl... :)

Belinda said...

Cute!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great card! Love teh simple lay-out and the colors... TFS!

Cr8ive ME said...

great card perfect for Father's Day.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE this, Ann!

Lyn S said...

Perfect! I'm sure your FIL will just love it!

Justine said...

You need to enter your tree cards into the newest challenge that Cathi announced over on the Moxie Fab World blog!!!!!

Marti B said...

great tree! Very calming card.

StampinCathy said...

This is a great manly man card and love the colors together.

Steph Zerbe said...

Yeah, boys just don't get it do they?

Very nice though. I like the button accent.