Saturday, June 18, 2011

Father's Day 2011

I was very bad and made my DH open his card early so I can post it!  After his exciting fishing adventure 2 weeks ago, this is what I came up with!

I had the cap template in my stash for years.  I never used it, and it gives no clue as to who created it.  I folded an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of white in half, placed the top of the template on the fold, and cut my shape.  There was a printed line on the template to divide the brim and top, so I cut on that line to make 2 tracing pieces.  My tan and striped papers are from the scrap bin.

Next I had to figure how I was going to accent and decorate this.  I added stitching and a small oval for the button top.  I decided to use Tea Dye Distress Ink for shading inside and out.  My caps have a logo or sentiment, so I computer generated one, cut it out with a Classic Oval Spellbinder die, and added some mini hardware. The edge was outlined with a Sharpie gold pen.  It still looked a Little plain, so I used a shadow stamp of a school of fish over my sentiment.  To finish the front, I added a couple fishing lures that I colored with Copics, cut out, glazed and Stickled.  My inside sentiment is from Inkadinkadoo.

I would like to enter this card in a few challenges I saw on a friends blog.

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #115 - Dad's or Grad's
Party Time Tuesdays PTT#20 - Father's Day
Little Red Wagon #85 - For Dad

Thanks for stopping by, and to all of the great Dad's out there, have a wonderful day!


Payne Holler Cards said...

kid-oh this is THE most original card for Father's Day EVER! I know he loved it!!!! see it pays for us "hoarders" to hoard (-:

Patti P. said...

Oh how great is that??? I am sure he was thrilled. I love that template...Rick has a ton of caps and wouldn't know how to do without one, so that shape is great for the men that I know. Love all of your elements, just perfect.
So creative Mary Anne, have a great weekend.

Carol L said...

Oh My Gosh, this is FABULOUS! I bet your DH loved it! I love how you added the fishing theme since his big catch recently! Nice job on this!!

Becky said...

wow..what a fabulously creative card. I love it!!

Betty Benton said...

What a fun card -- I'm sure he didn't mind getting an early treat!

Kerrie said...

What a super fun fathers day card, so original!..

JD said...

This is adorable! Made a great Father's day card

redwasher1 said...

Now this is the greatest!!!!!!!!! The most adorable cap ever!!! I bet he loved it!!!!!!!

Jenn said...

OMG I LOVE your card!!! I would love to know where you got your template. I specialize in shaped cards! TOO CUTE!

Thanks for Partying with us at Party Time Tuesdays. Hope to see you back next week!


ps if you remember...please email me at I would so appreciate it!!!!

Tinemor said...

Great shape on your card! Very cool!
I think I have to make one my self ;)

Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge..


Olga said...

how clever and creative!!!! Absoutley awesome!!!

Theresa said...

Aren't you the creative one? This cap and and all the details make one super Father's Day card! I am sure he loved it.

Kathy and Lucky said...

What a fun card, love this and the way you decorated it, bet hubby loved it.

Janice M said...

OMGosh I LOVE this card Mary Anne! If you figure out where it came from LMK!