Thursday, June 17, 2010

Father's Day card

Since Father's Day ofter tries to steal my birthday's thunder, meaning many years they fall on the same day, I find it only fitting that I share with you the Father's Day card I made for my husband, on my birthday! I spent weeks trying to figure out a good Father's Day card to make for him. We have no children together (yet) but he has an 8 year old son who still lives in Florida. Anyway, I struggled with ideas for a card until I saw a card posted on the blog of a very talented woman. Her card uses the classic cars cut from the Heritage cartridge. I have this cart, and my husband love classic cars, so I knew I wanted to do something like this. A couple days later I came across a simple tutorial for the side step card, I'd wanted to try this type of card anyway, and I thought the two ideas would work well together...

It also gave me the chance to play with my new Martha Stewart Score Board, which I LOVE! The papers are K&Company Amy Butler, Lotus. I wish I'd had that sentiment in a stamp, but I can live with having to just write it in this time. I tell ya, it is hard toning down cards, and skipping over all the pretty papers to use the muted patterns, but you know this! :)
So, that's it for today, I'm off to stalk my mailman! Please, Gypsy, come today!
Have a great day! I'll save you some cake!
XOXO
Jess

6 comments:

Marlene said...

This is way cool!!! I have a helluva time with "man" cards. You rock!

Oh - and HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY! :)

flowerdisco said...

Jessi...HB again...I think is tomorrow right? I hope you have the best day ever.

Love what you did with the card...somebody else inspired you but you made it your own.

Great job!

Elise said...

Oh wow! This is super cool!!!! I love what you've done!!!

Thank you so much for entering my blog candy and good luck to you!

Hugs,
Elise

Pauline said...

Love your cards Jessica ! Found your blog from Flowerdisco ! You have lovely handwriting too, if I could write like that I wouldn't need to stamp my sentiments ! Have a great day !

scrapbooking for others said...

Love your card and Happy Birthday. Hope you get to visit Posh Scraps when you are in town!

xosparklesxo said...

That is very fitting for a stair step card! I have been wanting to try one of those for awhile & still haven't. I'm sure he loved it!