Tuesday, June 14, 2011

More Father's Day Art

I had so much fun making the wall hanging for my dad for Father's Day that I decided to do something similar for my husband's step-father.  Rather than using a book cover, for this one I used a piece of the corrugated cardboard from my Etsy shop.  This cardboard is flexible so I glued it to a same-sized piece of chipboard for stability.  I used my finger to smear some gesso up and down it for a whitewashed look and when dry, inked the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink.  I stamped the larger of the two Book Covers stamps with Brushed Corduroy onto kraft CS.  The vintage sales receipt is from Curiosities, stamped in black archival ink onto white copy paper and then ripped and ink distressed with Vintage Photo.  Again, the same for the auto panel, but onto kraft instead of white.  The sentiment had the same treatment as the sales receipt.  I ripped and crumpled up a strip of Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine paper, sort of pleated it and ran a straight stitch across it  The vintage keys came from my stash.  I have pile of old keys and was lucky enough to actually find an automobile key.  The piece of filigree metal is from my Etsy shop as re the small brass flowers.  A couple of scraps of black grosgrain ribbon and a vintage button topped of the piece.  

Thanks for stopping by today and for any comments you leave.  If you have any questions, I'm very happy to answer them.

Challenges Entered:
Creative Inspirations - Card for Dad
Sentimental Sundays - Father's Day/Masculine
Stamptacular Sunday - Dads and Grads
Oh-La-La Creations- Father's Day/Special Man
The Kraft Journal - Father's Day
Papertake Weekly - Dads and Lads
PaperPlay Challenge - Father's Day/Masculine
ABC Challenge - F is for Father's Day
Fussy and Fancy - Card for a Boy or a Man
The Stamp Man - Boys and Men
Craft Your Days Away - Monochrome
Crazy4Challenges - Masculine Card
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - A Male Card
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle - Father's Day Card


Margreet said...

very beautiful, Linda!
xxx Margreet

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card linda love the detail and the keys. thanks for joining Creative this week

Joseline said...

Linda, this is so beautiful! ~Joseline

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Linda,

What a perfectly beautiful and vintage card for Dad! I really love the keys as a cool embellishment :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Once more you have created a wholesome card Linda. The earthy browns you have used and the texture you have added has a woodsy feeling and very masculine. A great card.

Unknown said...

WOW this is so awesome, I love the cardboard and the keys:-) Thanks so much for playing along at Sentimental Sunday's this week

ike said...

This is amazing I just love everything about it. Thank you for playing here at SSDS this week.
Ike xx

paper fun said...

Love your vintage Man card. Very lovely.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


Judi said...

FABULOUS work Linda! Love it!

Judi xx

Unknown said...

This is absolutely stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

Doreen said...

A stunning card.Thanks for sharing this with us at OLL.

Tameko said...

This is such a fabulous vintage card. Love your design and embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!


You're a recycling queen! Love the cardboard and all the distressing, tearing and the keys with the auto image are fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Sentiment Sunday's Challenge and hope to see you again next time.
Tammy Louise

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Male Card" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

FAB! I just love your vintage style creations, you know! :)

Looks very yummie, the kit you're selling in your etsy store!

Happy weekend!!!!
Warm hugs,


Lesley said...

Fabulous vintage card! I love it! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Beautiful stamping and lovely vintage feel... Thank you for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays ;)

Conniecrafter said...

I like the corrugated background and great embellishing once again!

Tenny Kusuma said...

This is just BEAUTIFUL.

Sharon Caudle said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous project! I love it! And I'm sure he did too! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly! Hope you're able to join us again soon! Hugs! Sharon

Audrey Pettit said...

What a gorgeous piece, Linda! really, really love the mixed media and all the texture and detail. Working with corrugated cardboard is one of my favorite things. Gorgeous vintage images and collage look. This is truly magical. :)
Thanks for sharing with us at The Kraft Journal.

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

This is a stunning card - I love the vintage feel and all the elements you have used.

Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Days Away.

Hugs Sarahxx

Shan said...

Just stopping by to say that I think your creations are amazing. Thank you for all your inspiration.


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