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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Happy Father's Day at My Sheri Crafts

Hello!

Today I'm honored to be Guest Designer over at My Sheri Crafts, and this week's theme is Father's Day and include some embossing.  I love playing over there and play as often as possible, and this is one of my favorite themes.  Well, the embossing part.  Masculine cards are uber difficult for me, but I'm rather happy with this one.  Thanks for the challenge, Sheri!


(Click on the pics to enlarge.)  The background image, the wonderful Antique Map sold by Flourishes, was heat embossed using SU gold embossing powder which is metallic gold, but not overly glittery like some gold embossing powders can be.  Not that there's anything wrong with overly glittery, I happen to like the overdone look usually, but today's card needed manly and subtle.  We'll save "overdone" for later.
 
Love these metal word bands by Tim Holtz, which I've attached with a strip of leather cord...

...and these tiny gears by 7 gypsies.  Maybe that's why this card was easier than those I've made in the past - I finally had some guy embellies on hand!  The fabric is a very loose burlap, and the button is vintage from my stash which I gold leafed and through which I then knotted a piece of linen thread.

Metal corners finish the front.


I watermarked the inside using Versamark and the same map stamp then stamped the sentiment with SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes.



Thank you for joining me today, and I hope you go on over to visit Sheri and her talented design team at My Sheri Crafts.  Have a lovely, lovely weekend!

Happy crafting!


Challenges entered:

Oozak - Anything Goes w/Earthtones
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Favorite Ink (Versamark - I LOVE embossing!)
Pile It On #20 - Add fabric/felt (burlap)
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Frosted Designs - Punches (little flags)

Cardabilities Sketch #75





22 comments:

Michaela said...

Absolutely brilliant card for Father's Day,Shea. Loving your choice of elements! Absolutely gorgeous!
Michaela xx

Sandy Palmer said...

This is a wonderful masculine card for Father's Day! Love the gold embossing!!! Thanks for joining in with us at My Sheri Crafts as Guest Designer! :)

Glenda said...

Perfect masculine card! Love the embossing and all the pretty elements and embellishments!
Congrats on Guest Designer! Thank you for sharing your talents with us at My Sheri Crafts!
Glenda

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Just gorgeous. Love the old world feel to this piece.

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the texture!

Kristi said...

Love it, Shea! Congrats on your GD gig!

Emma H said...

Fabulous card - I love that embossed map image! Thanks for joining us at Oozak!

Marge said...

WOW -- this is just a stunning masculine card, Shea! LOVE every sweet manly detail you've used and the gold-embossed map is brilliant. May have to 'borrow' some of these ideas in the future myself! Congratulations on your GD spot with us @ My Sheri Crafts and your fabby guy card!!!

Sue Crease said...

This is just a wonderful Fathers Day card. Congrats on being this weeks guest designer over at My Sheri Craft.

Sue

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Awesome card!!! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Kristie Goulet said...

This is an awesome Father's Day Card. I LOVE the gold embossing and all the cool embellies. Thanks for your comments over on my blog! Mwah!

Traci Penrod said...

Very pretty! Love all the details! So glad you've joined us over at Frosted Designs.

Kelly Neis said...

Congrats on the GDT spot and this is a awesome man card!! I love the embossed compass and the simple embellishment off to the side. I love those metal words too with the gears and banners, so cool. Great card, I will pin this one!! hehe
Hugs Kelly

Adrienne Crist said...

Such a pretty card. I love all the embossing and the card sketch is pretty fab! Think I may have to case that one!
Thank you for sharing with us at Ecclectic Elapu this week! -Blessings, Adrienne - EE Pink Design Team Member

Lastochka said...

Great project! I love this map!! Thank's fo joining us at Cardabilities!

Donna Ellis said...

Hello, Shea! I have to say it! Your masculine card is beautiful - such strength in the design and elements, but the details make your overall card beautiful. Gold EP always makes a card look elegant - this is really a great card. I am pinning for further inspiration! hugs, de

Adriana B said...

fabulous card, thanks for playing along at cardabilities :)

Raquel said...

Great card! Love the use of the map all the metal embellishments

Congratulations on being Guest Designer at My Sheri Crafts

P.G. Lamb said...

Gorgeous masculine card! I love the layered textures. Thanks for being our guest designer at My Sheri Crafts.

Tatiana said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at Cardabilities!

Heather said...

Great take on the sketch!! Fabby Masculine card Shea!!
Hugs!!
Heather

Joni Parker said...

Wonderful Masculine Card!!! All the elements are just perfect together! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!