Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

In honor of my wonderful, wonderful father, I made this card for him for Father's Day. The weekend before Father's Day, my dad and his father and brothers all meet up for a fishing trip. It's a tradition that's been going on for years. Since they're scattered far and wide throughout the rest of the year, it gives them a chance to come together and bond in the way that males typically do, over beer (not for my dad -- he doesn't drink), fishing rods, and wild stories made wilder by the aforementioned drink. He always comes home the Saturday evening before Father's Day, so I thought this would be the perfect card to give.

I started with some cream Bazzill cardstock for my card base, and covered it completely with this fish paper from Carolyn Holt. I chose one dapper looking fish and cut him out to mount onto the "wood block" as my focal piece. The "wood block" is in fact the B side of some shark paper -- I wish I could remember who it was by. I've used it all up, so I'll have to check at work tonight if I remember.

Anyway, it's thin (side note: is there a difference between "patterned paper" and "designer paper" and is it called differently if it's thin like regular paper or thick like cardstock?) so I attached it to some chocolate Bazzill cardstock for extra strength and punched some brads through to give it a more masculine touch. I popped Mr. Fish off with dimentional adhesive, and did the same with the "wood block" so it was an extra thick card. I still got it into the envelope with no problems, but it's probably not something I would have tried to send in the mail.

I stamped the "Happy Father's Day" sentiment from Studio G with Colorbox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan. Then I tied on a little hemp for added texture. Then I poured out my heart to my father on the inside. He must have enjoyed it, because he was moved to tears when he read it. But all the credit goes to him. He's a great man. One of the greatest.

I hope that you all had a wonderful Father's Day and were able to spend it with the specil men in your lives. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. What a fabulous card, love the design and love this fish.

  2. I have this paper, and I love this card!! What beautiful work!!!

  3. It is exactly the kind of card a father would like to receive after a fishing trip. Beautiful work, Christy.

  4. This is a perfect card, you did such a great job and paid attention to the detail which made it perfect, I can see why your dad loved it, of course what was on the inside I am sure helped as well.


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