Sunday, June 17, 2018
Happy Fathers Day, aka NOT Woman of the Year day!
Hello and for all of you in the US, Happy Fathers Day! Today I will be sharing the two cards I made for this special day, one for my dad and one for DH (from the girls, of course). If you were intrigued by the lovely title of my post, let me enlighten you (if not intrigued...well, you'll just have to scroll down, I guess!).
I feel like I always struggle to make cards for guys. Pretty flowers and cute kiddie papers are naturally more my thing and I can whip things up in a snap when I'm going that route. Masculine is a completely different situation... like embellishing... Most ribbons are quite feminine and then there's flowers, pearls, and rhinestones... Yeah... not very manly... Don't get me wrong, I know there are men who would enjoy a beautiful card (and to be quite honest, my Dad would probably love the card anyway), but I always try to add a bit of a personal touch to my cards to fit the people receiving them. Did I mention both my father and DH are meat and potatoes, truck driving, getting dirty, fixing/making kind of guys? So...no flowers, no pretty ribbon, and no bling! Instead they always end up with a truck or tool type of card.
While my card this year is still in the 'tool' genre, it's not covered with saws and hammers. Instead I pulled out a wonderful background stamp and got to work. I was moving right along, found some great twine in my stash that looked manly enough and was symbolically patting myself on the back and giving myself all kinds of praise when I went to put the sentiments on the cards. You will notice that the card on the right is horizontal...yeah...they were both planned to be that way, but there was one little problem...can you spot it??
In my excitement of having such a great guy card design, I did not pay attention to the numbers on the rulers and they were stamped upside down...Might have been kind of witty to have a Man of the Year badge on a backwards card, but then again, maybe not so much... Woman of the Year, I am not! So now there are two differently oriented cards of the same design! All things considered, I think they turned out OK and I know both guys will feel loved no matter what their cards look like.
I will leave you today of a slightly aged photo of my first favorite guy-the one responsible for my snarky, sarcastic, quick wit and stubborn streak (just ask my mother, she'll tell you it's ALL him!). I hope you have a wonderful day and if you still have your dad nearby, be sure to give him a big ol' hug!
Dad and I, just a few years ago!
Card Recipe: Paper-basic black, kraft, Stamps-Backgrounds Rule (SU), Sentiment stamp by Inkadinkado, Ink-Tuxedo Black (memento), Soft Suede, Accessories-twine from stash