Saturday, June 7, 2014

Father's Day Journey

So after a great morning taking a class with Tim Holtz today and lunch with good friends, I realized I needed a card for the best man in the world -- my husband.  So I decide to put some of my new purchases to use :)

The stamps are from Tim Holtz (I've had these a while, but they are NBUS).  The flames are a stencil from The Crafter's Workshop.  The dot fade stencil is Tim Holtz.  And I used the new marker spritz tool on the bottom portion of the card.  I think you will be seeing more from this too!  It it sooooo easy to use!

CAS Colours and Sketches 

Iron Craft Challenge - Inspiration #1 - which is the sketch and I used the color selection in the top left corner

Father's day is next Sunday.  I am glad to get this done today.  Starting tomorrow we will be dog-sitting for my son and girlfriend's dog for a week.  So between work and dog-walking, there will be no time for crafting.  Guiness is a terrific and such a cuddle-loving dog.  It should be a fun week.

I am entering this card in these other challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Father's Day

Splendiferous Challenge-for-Boys

Moving Along with the Times - Father's Day

The Crafter's Cafe  - create a masculine card

Cards for Guyz - Father's Day

Edited to add this to Words to Live By - Oh the Places You'll Go - challenge.
A great cardmaker and blogger, Darnell is the guest designer here.  And after checking this out, I think this card fits the requirements of the challenge. Here is a (poor quality - sorry) photo of the inside sentiment.   I hope you can read it.  It is appropriate for many things.

Thanks for stopping by to look.  I hope you'll join and become a follower!


  1. Lovely card for your husband and I love the spritzer look and dot fades. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Hazel L. x

  2. I love how you brought all the elements together - a perfect card for a guy!!

  3. Hi, Lucky you at a TH class, I'm green with envy. I love your background effects, a great card. Thansk for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Hope to see you again. Caz

  4. Awesome card - great masculine card. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colous & Sketches!

  5. Oh, what a fabulous father's day card! I love it! Great take on the sketch!

  6. Another perfect card for your Mister, Carol! And for all the challenges! Have fun dog-sitting! We get the boys and the granddog on Thursday. We'll have the boys for five days and the dog for twelve. Can't wait!! Hugs, Darnell (Can you believe I have one of those marker spritz tools and have never used it! You've inspired me. In fact, I'll bet the boys would be all over that thing! No, no, what am I saying!)

  7. Hi, Carol.

    I love this card! Not only is it perfect for our challenge, it is perfect for your hubby. I'm sure he will love it. And, it would definitely get the Tim seal of approval!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Words 2 Scrap By. We're so glad you did!

  8. Great response to the challenge! Both literal and symbolic places to go... The inside sentiment is perfect!! Thanks for playing along with us!!

  9. This is a fabulous guy card! I like the background stencils and the it a kind of wild look. Love it! Thanks for playing along at Words 2 Scrap By :-)

  10. This is awesome - those flames coming out the back are so uber cool!! Great take on the sketch and awesome for a Father's Day card!!

  11. P.S. Thank you, Carol, for linking up with the W2SB challenge! Mwah! Darnell

  12. What a fabulous card, love all the stamps you've used.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  13. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge for our "Masculine" challenge.

  14. What a lovely card - a great use of our colours this week at CC&S - thanks for joining in - Jacqueline xx

  15. I do love this Carol...terrific Father's Day card!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS-Colours & Sketches this week :)
    Lizy xx

  16. I love this card. I think a see a little spritzing going on, great accent,

  17. The added flames are perfect, what a fabulous masculine design! And a class with the big TH, I'm so jealous lol.