Card Recognition

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy Father's Day cards





I've been asked for a Father's Day card and I was waiting for inspiration to hit me, so today I used the CR84FN colors and a loose take on this week's Card Positioning System's sketch.  Hero Arts' new challenge is to use water colors and I've used water color pencils to color in the flowers, although if you're looking for a great video check out the one on water color and distress ink.  Simon Says Stamp Challenge is about Father's Day Cards.





The current Etsy Inspired Challenge has a fun shop, and I found this piece of wood and decided to try my inking up the impression plate with a Tim Holtz embossing folder to see how that would turn out, it's not quite the same look, but fun technique... might keep working on it to see how I go.  And since Wee Memories is also doing an Etsy Inspired challenge this week I'll add this to their challenge too (b/c I love May Arts ribbon and would be siked if I could add some to my stash)..  

Materials: First card: Hero Arts Three Floral Frames, WPlus9 Woodgrain Silhouette sentiment, Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder, Paper Phine twine, Core'dinations yellow card stock, PTI kraft card stock, water color pencils, Bic blue marker, Versafine black ink

Second card: WPlus9 Woodgrain Silhouette sentiment, Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder, Tim Holtz zig zag stitch embossing folder border, PTI kraft, Versacolor brown ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Aged Mahogany, Versafine black ink, vellum, PTI kraft card stock, Spellbinders Nestabilities Label 8, Twinery Cappuccino twine

18 comments:

jen said...

I like them both- but the second is so wood-sy! Very father-ish!!! :D

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are awesome Erin! Love the embossed woodgrain background! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN:)

Sue Lelli said...

Erin, I agree, both are FAB! LOVE how different the woodgrain looks on each card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Karen B. said...

Seriously-how do you take two cards with the same theme and make them so different? Versatility at its finest.

Emily Keaton said...

This is a pair of great Father's Day cards!! The woodgrain looks super on both of them. :)

lynn said...

i'm loving these, erin--esp. the 2nd card with the added zig zag embossing!

Sylvia said...

Love both of the cards, Erin, but I am fascinated by the second one, so creative and right on with the photo! Have a fun day!

Debgem said...

Great cards. The simplicity of your CR84FN card is wonderful. I love the woodgrain texture and the string, with a lovely sentiment. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Trinh said...

These are great father's day cards, Erin! I love the woodgrain background for the frame image on the first one. And the woodgrain on the 2nd one is so cool!

FibreJunky said...

I love how you made the woodgrain look so different - and still made them look awesome! Thanks for playing along with us at EIC!!

Jinny Newlin said...

You're right, Erin! So different, but I love your take, especially that bold, white, embossed background! Yummy!

Jennie said...

Great job on this and thanks for joining us at CPS this week.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

great cards and I love the woodgrain!!!thanks so much for playing along with Wee memories!!!

Andrea M said...

Beautiful cards Erin!!! I love them both!! Your CR84FN card is fantastic! The woodgrain background is stunning. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Ruby said...

Lovely cards, especially the woodgrain background, fab job! Thanks for playing along with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge!

Emily Leiphart said...

These are fantastic masculine cards, Erin! I love all that woodgrain.

paula said...

thanks for posting the photo of my little wood assemblage, fun to see what you came up with

Dawny P said...

What a fabulous card chick - love your wonderful design. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and hugest of apols for being late stopping by - major techie probs - :( Hugs, Dawny x