Sunday, May 27, 2012

A card for this weeks Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #99...

Hello all,
Tonight I had some time to sit down and play with the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #99. 

 I decided to make a masculine card for Father's Day which is just around the corner.  It will be Tim and my first Father's Day without our beloved Stuart, Tim's "Papa Stu".  I thought I would be best served by getting my Dad's and Father-in-law's cards done early as doing them closer to the day may be a time when my mojo is sadly lacking. 

Here are some pictures of the card I came up with.  I was inspired by ALL of the wonderful cards by the mischief makers and loved the medallion on Lenet's card.  I hadn't made a medallion in a long time so I decided it would be a nice jump off point for a Father's Day card :

The sentiment stamps are from Waltzing Mouse's "Say it Loud" set.  The heart bling is from prima, and all of the papers are scraps from my stash.  The cardstock is papertrey ink's vintage cream.  The medallion is made with a die from MFT stamps and paper from a CD from Crafty Secrets - although I just received the chicken wire background set from Waltzing Mouse so I can now make my own chicken wire background paper in any color under the rainbow - so excited about that!!!!

 The letters I used are from a Studio Calico kit and are by Basic Grey.  I thought they looked very masculine!
The border is from a Martha Stewart punch around the page set.  I don't remember the name of it though - wish they were on the punches for me!  I used a piece of felt cut from a "sun" die for the center of my medallion and inked it up with some pumice stone distress ink to help it show up a little bit better and give it some dimension. It is topped with a button and twine from my stash. The black ink for the sentiments is archival ink - jet black.

Thanks for taking a look at my card.  I so appreciate reading everyone's comments and going to look at how everyone interprets the sketch.  It makes me realize how unique and special each one of us is in God's eyes when I see how much beauty we can create out of a single sketch idea!
Happy Crafting!
: )  Jill


  1. Jill, this is so perfect for a Father's Day card. Love the colors and the sentiment is so sweet.

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  3. Yeah!! A guy card! I really like that fancy rosette you made - not too fru fru and the sentiment is perfect!

  4. Wow...this is pretty amazing. I just adore how wonderful the chicken wire image looks all done up in your medallion. Amazing job.

  5. Jill this is a fabulous masculine card! Just love how you used the sentiments and your medallion is spectacular! The distressed look is so coooool!

  6. Superb masculine card! Love the rosette. Thanks for playing along!!

  7. Jill this is a great guy card. It was so nice to hear from you. Love the chicken wire.


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Crafty Hugs,
: ) Jill