Saturday, 23 April 2011

Less is More - Father's Day card


Hello everyone, not so sunny here today but still nice.  I've been busy today working on my entry to this weeks challenge at  less is more which is to follow a recipe - off centre.  I can't believe that's the time already it seems to have disappeared today.

I've used one of the stamps from Lovely As A Tree. A bit different to my norm I decided to make a 6" by 6" card.  I chose the textured card stock in Sahara Sand as I felt it reminded me of the bark of a tree.  I stamped the tree in soft suede on whisper white.  I masked the tree and lightly sponged around it in crumb cake  and some pear pizzazz at the bottom.  Then added a little sponging to the foliage in pear pizzazz and again crumb cake to the trunk.  I was aiming at a soft effect.

I mounted two corners with old olive and wrapped chocolate chip ribbon around the bottom.  I then used two stamps for my greeting.  Both are in Occasional Greetings. Firstly the fathers day stamp was masked so that only Father's would show and this was stamped in soft suede.  Then I used the Happy Birthday stamp but again only inked Happy and Day.  These were positioned using my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  The greeting was trimmed and placed onto the ribbon.

Phew can't believe I've only got one card to show for almost all day.  I'll never receive the speedy limette badge that's for sure. Lol!!

Have a great weekend. x

56 comments:

The Anscombe Four said...

This is a gorgeous card - very smart and elegant.
kx

Chrissie said...

Oooh this is a really lovely card Aileen, just perfect!
This will be very well received I'm sure!
Very clever use of stamps for your sentiment... super job.
Chrissie
Lady LIM!

Linby said...

Great card for Father's day. Love your positioning.
Linbyx

Sharon said...

Lovely card.
hugs
Sharon x

Stamps and Paper said...

A beautiful Fathers Day card Aileen and I am sure it will be greatly admired.

Anne

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Lynne said...

Fabulous card Aileen. Love the colours.
Lynne xxx

craftattack said...

Great card, very elegant! I'm still thinking.... Valerie

Gibmiss said...

HI Aileen
Super card ...trees always look good ...very nice
hugs
sylvie
xx

Kathyk said...

Sorry to tell you that it's lovely and sunny here (Florida). I LOVE your fathers day card - it's such a great guy card

Kathyk

Dolly Daydreams said...

A perfect card with lovely image.

Marie

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Aileen :-) perfect card for Father's day ,, the image is lovely and I love the textured card :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Mandi said...

Beautiful card Aileen
That's a lovely set, lives up to it's name
love the sentiment tab
Thanks so much
mandi
Diva LIM!

Carol said...

Lovely card Aileen. Carol x

Faith A said...

A fabulous card, love how you have placed the layers, just perfect

Katina said...

This is just lovely Aileen; so elegant! xx

Kathyk said...

So, you're going to be in Florida in October? Shame - we leave on September 27th! Where are you staying?

Kathyk

Sue said...

Hi ya
fabulous card, great image, very classy card, sue,x

Princess4Wiz said...

Just gorgeous, Aileen! I love everything about it. Beth. xxx

kelly said...

this is beautiful,
thanks for commenting on my card.
kelly xx

Kasey said...

Aileen, This is such a lovely male card. Nice work! Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous card - love the effect you achieved with the sponging.

Carol x

JeNjOy said...

Beautiful card, lovely image.
jenjoy x

Loli said...

Hello Aileen, thank you for to visit my blog, i'm happy to see you.
Aileen...sooo elegant, i love the colours and this stamp is fabulous, i love it.
A hug from Palma de Mallorca

Bea said...

how elegant - such a calming colour scheme

Vineyardstamper said...

I love your card, such a great Fathers day card.
Fiona x

Dori said...

such a classy card, love the quiet colours used, and love the tree stamp, hmm tree stamps, something else to add to my wishlist :)

Diane said...

Beautful card...great image!

Emzie said...

Great card Aileen, I love the way you have added the ribbon.

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful masculin card! Love that treestamp

mustavcoffee said...

Hi Aileen, this is a beautiful Fathers day card, very classy colour and classic style, love it:0) xxx

Suze Bain said...

A great layout and great colour combo, Aileen. Fab! x

Susan said...

Aileen, I love that tree...and it's so perfect for a Father's Day card! I have that stamp..but rarely use it....maybe I need to get it out and dust it off!

joanne wardle said...

fabulous, brilliant use of space

Ciara said...

Genius use of the two sentiment stamps! The colour combo is great too, well done :-)

Jo said...

This is a lovely card Aileen, perfect for fathers day. Jo x

MonicaB said...

Wonderful father's day card. Love the colors.

massofhair said...

Hi Aileen i have to say i really like your card this week. Great textures, beautiful colours and just perfect for Fathers Day. One of my favourites from this weeks entries:-)

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

A great card, especially for the occasion you've chosen it for.

Hugs, Sandra

Jenny said...

I love your Fathers day card Aileen, just perfect for the recipe this week. The green corner mats are a fab idea :)
Jenny x

Lizy said...

Very lovely Aileen and a fab Fathers Day card!
Lizy x

GoonerGirl said...

A FAB Card and I love the tree stamp.. Chris x

Kathleen said...

Great card and I like the way you have only mounted the card at 2 edges.

Kath x

Anna-Karin said...

Really nice card! I really like the tree!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

This is fab love everything about it

Ali x

Jose said...

Beautiful card Aileen, and a stamp from my favourite stampin up set, love the layout
Jose

sasa said...

Very elegant and love the muted tones with the tree - great card design.

Thanks for sharing your work.

Sarah at 182

Sandra said...

Great design, just right for the men in our lives.

Michelle said...

Lovely, "man" card, so hard to not do the norm for a man card, sports, cards etc. This is lovely:)
love
michelle x

Debbie said...

Fabulous father's day card!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A fabulous tree image, and a perfect "male" card. Love the gentle, natural colours and the off-set layers. Beautiful! Sylvia x

Sasha said...

Love your card, the image and placement are perfect!

Maureen said...

Lovely card - love stamped trees.

Valerie said...

Stunning card, great placement and I love the corner mats!
Val x

The Crafty Elf said...

Wonderful card. I seem to struggle a bit with masculine cards, I don't know why. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sally H said...

Stunning card. Aileen! You have used my favourite set of tree stamps too.

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