It may seem odd that I am posting Father’s Day cards so soon, but the OWH deadline for them is the end of April. I had a personal goal to make an entire box of Father’s Day/Dad cards this year and can honestly say that I enjoyed focusing on less-frilly, manly cards. I tried to cover an array of themes so a serviceperson could pick out just the right one to suit his or her father.
The tool stamps are from Technique Tuesday and the Embossing Folder is from Tim Holtz. I used the three brads at the bottom of the image to look like nail heads. The word stamps are from Hero Arts.
The baseball-themed card was appropriately created on Opening Day. The stamps are from a retired set from Stampin Up called Good Sport. Again, the word stamps are by Hero Arts.
This card and the next are simply matched papers with the bowties cut from rounded triangles and another little image from my Cricut George cartridge. I am not sure of the manufacturer of the stamp because I bought it at a used stamp sale many years ago. I sure have gotten a lot of use out of it over the years.
The theme of this card, if you can call it a theme, is strong and bold. All of these papers came in one set and were meant to coordinate and contrast with each other.
I like the monochromatic feel of this card. Even though few colors are used, there is interest in the zigzag embossed paper and vivid blue focal point. I’m not crazy about the lobster stamp but it surely fits in with the theme.
These cards filled up a little over one-half of the box. I’ll share the others with you later this week. Happy Monday!