Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Don't Mess With Dad

Today's Wacky Wednesday challenge on the Rubbernecker Blog was to create a Father's Day card. Of course, being more like Erma Bombeck vs Martha Stewart, I have not even started on ANY of the cards that I need to make for this upcoming holiday. I decided to combine this with the sketch challenge on SCS and get a double bang for my buck.

This is a funky card. Originally, I had the 5x5 piece of creamy caramel as my base. Got everything laid out and something just didn't mesh. By chance, I plopped down the base on a scrap piece of Really Rust! AHHHHH!!! It needed that extra pop. Sooooo, since the DP was already adhered to the base, I just cut a piece of Really Rust 1/4" larger than my base and adhered THAT to the creamy caramel. Makes taking decent photos rather challenging...but IRL it's ok! hehe...(that would be Erma being too cheap to cut another piece of DP to do the card "correctly").

The center panel (the brown with the silver brads) is actually grunge paper that I painted with Vintage Photo crackle paint. I then sponged some chocolate chip ink and vintage photo ink over it to highlight the cracks more. In real life, it looks like old, cracked leather (and smells like it too!! The grunge paper has a "leather" scent!! PERFECT!! hehe). It is adhered with dimensionals so that the brads lie flat.

The image is from Stamp Oasis and is stamped with chocolate chip craft ink and clear embossed. Thank goodness for SU paper snips to cut around it. I did direct to paper with my ink pad in really rust on the rust panels. Added the brads from the SU silver hardware kit.

This is going to be my FIL's card for father's day. He loves things western (do you think that has anything to do with being born/raised in Nebraska? Running a feed lot?!! LOL!).

Thanks for stopping by again today!!


LeAnne said...

Wow, awesome card....if I opened my mail and saw this fella looking out at me, I'd be a-runnin! He's very realistic! Love all you've done with the Western theme!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

this is fabulous! and different. i love it. and i'm soooo with you on erma & martha. i'm definitely erma.


Carolyn King said...

love this perfect masculine card! Great job!

Sherry Cheever said...

FABULOUS Starla! Really Love this one!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, how cool!!! I love western cards and this is a beauty!!! I love how you cut out the image and the colors and papers are perfect!!! Thanks for playing along in the WW challenge!!!

Sherry Cheever said...

email me please