Friday, June 3, 2011

One Father's Day Card Down One to Go :)

I thought I would attempt the recessed window card last night. I realized as I was doing it that I didn't have a ruler, which posed quite a problem for trying to cut out the window. So, I kinda made my own ruler with a piece of paper and it worked out alright. ^^ Cutting the window was a bit of a pain but it was fun trying out this type of card.

I tried to keep it simple so that it would be masculine. I find making cards for men rather difficult. Is it me or are hand made cards just inherently girly? I found this coloring page online of a guy chilling in a hammock and taking a nap, and I thought it would be great for father's day. I used spellbinders to make the cutouts and an embossing folder that I thought made the background piece look like tress (I thought that was kinda cool ^^).

This is the back of the window (have to cover it up because it's an ugly X otherwise)
I'm going to put a photo of me and my dad in there when I find one :)


Challenges:
1) Creative Craft - Blue, Brown, and Cream
2) Simon Says Stamp - Masculine creation
3) KB Cute Monday - Anything Goes
4) Cute Card Thursday - Embellish It
5) Craft-Room - Anything Goes
6) Tuesday Throwdown - DIY Embellishment
7) Crafts & Me - Punch It Out
8) Crafting for all Seasons - Father's Day
9) Crafter’s Companion - Here Comes Summer
10) Craft Your Days Away - Father's Day
11) The Stamp Man - Boys/Men
12) Sweet Stamps - Masculine Card
13) Penny’s Paper-Crafty - Here Comes Summer
14) Sassy Studio Designs - No patterned paper
15) Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
16) Moving Along with the Times - No Designer Papers
17) Delicious Doodles - Texture
18) Simply Create - All About Your Dad
(I used the 3/4 inch circle punch to make the blue circle ^^; haven't used that in awhile)

- Hammy

43 comments:

Marjo said...

Super cute card, thanks for playing with us at Simply Create.

xoxo Marjo

Brenda Brown said...

Thanks for entering your great card in the Stamp Man challenge and good luck.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lisa Jane said...

Fab card - i love that image and the tree bark embossing
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT
Lisa x

Antoinette said...

Hiya hun,

That hammock looks very aluring!! Great Dad's card!!

Thank you for joining in the fun with our 1st Birthday at Anything Goes.

Thank you also for following me, I hope you will enjoy the journey with me and I have ‘put your name in the hat’ for my blog candy…lol! Good Luck!

Hugs Annie xXx
http://nettiegillie-crafts.blogspot.com/2011/05/anything-goes-challenge-blogs-1st.html

Dawn said...

Cool design! Love all the texture and layers! Thank you for joining in at CFAS!

Esther said...

HI - what a fun card I'm sure your dad will love it..and well done with the window, not sure I'd of managed that without a ruler !! Thanks for joining our first Craft-Room Challenge...Esther xx

P.S don't forget if you'd like a chance of winning the CR voucher we are asking folks to add a pic with a link to the Craft-Room shop on their sidebar xx

Christine said...

Wow! I love it all! The window, matting around the window, the color combination & the design! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons. Free free to enter to win blog candy from our design team.

hazel said...

Fabulous card, your dad will love it. Thank you for joining the first Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Kim B said...

What a wonderful card! I am sure any dad would love it and what an ideal image to use. Thanks so much for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge. xx Kim

DesignerDiva said...

Great card love the texture you have created for the wood
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah Great Card, its lovely. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxoxo

Lisa Jane said...

oops - i also forgot to say-Thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month for our In the garden challenge
Lisa x

Zoechaos said...

Fab Dad's card very inventive making your own template for the window worked out great. thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge again XOXO Zoe

Erica said...

Whow. you've managed to cover lots of challenges with this one. Great card for Simply Create. Thanks for playing along.
Erica (SC DT member)

Erica said...

Whow. you've managed to cover lots of challenges with this one. Great card for Simply Create. Thanks for playing along.
Erica (SC DT member)

Cheryl said...

oh this is one great card love that image bless you for playing at creative craft challenge,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Debi said...

Clever- I like the recess, thanks for joining us at CRC for our first challenge Debi x

Gale said...

Very nice. Love the technique, always good to try something out of our safety zone. Turned out really good. Great idea with the photo also.
Thanks for playing with us at FBD this week!
:) Gale

craft-roomjulia said...

A lovely card that any dad would love to own. Thanks for entering Craft Room's first challenge and good luck. Hope to see you again.
Julia xx

Happy Days said...

Fab card hun. Thanks for joining us this week for our Texture challenge over Delicious Doodles. Claire x

Mervi said...

Happy dad-card,
great project.

Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Challenge, welcome again, good luck;-))m

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Thank you for sharing your card with us at Sweet Stamps,
Tamara

Dolly Daydreams said...

Great card for fathers day love the textured background and super image.

Marie

Kitty said...

Stunning, i love this! Such a typical 'lazy' man eh lol!! Such a fun card!

Thanks for joining us at Cards For Men and hope to see you again next time!

Kitty xx

Maria said...

Wow, really good! Love the design. Good luck in the Craft-Room Challenge and thanks for joining us. Maria x

Trish Hughes said...

stunning work, great image and wonderful touch with the embossing. thanks for joining SC!!!

mckinkle said...

Fabulous card! I agree, making cards for fellas isnt easy is it but I do like Digi Stamp Boutique as theyve got such fab images for the oh so awkward men!

Thanks for playing along with us this week in our Texture challenge at Delicious Doodles!

Keryn :)

TaraG said...

Oh this is fabulous!!! Love the embossing and great image! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge!
Hugs,t

Heather said...

LOVE the dimension on this card! WOW!!! it is perfect for a guy :)

Thanks for playing along at the Freshly Brewed Challenges Month Long Prize Challenge.

Heather D.
Fresh Brewed Designs

Jacki Randolph said...

Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Sweet Stamps

nnalorac said...

Fab Father's Day card, great image. Thanks for joining us over on BTC&G. Carolxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fun card, love it. Thanks for playing along at Crafter’s Companion. Hope to see you back next month. Marianne x (I have some candy)

Julie said...

Adorable. Great job getting a jump on Father's Day. Thank you for joining us at Cute Card Thursday!

Julie

Regan said...

Great masculine card! What a cool technique too! Love the embossing! Thanks for playing along @ Sassy Studio Designs for our Dare To Be Sassy Thursday "No Patterned Paper" challenge! :)
Regan ~ SSD Design Team

Teri said...

Love your textures hun.
Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles challenge this week, and good luck with the draw!
Hugs,
Teri x

Lesley said...

Great card, I love the image! Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Amazing creation, thanks for sharing!
hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!
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Mandy said...

Fabulous card,I love the design and the image is fun...
Mandy x

Steph said...

What a fab card! I think most of us find male cards harder for some reason- maybe we just like bling too much??!! Thanks for joining in on the Anything Goes blog hop and my blog candy draw- good luck! x

darling Ho said...

This is a funny card!
Thanks for sharing it. ~~darling Ho~SC-DT,SMC-DT~

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Yours is one of my favorite cards for our "Dad Challenge" at Simply Create. Keep up the wonderful work!

Fiane
Simply Create Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

Kate said...

Was very distracted by the cute hamster, but dragged myself away to look at your great card!
Thanks for joining us at By The Cute and Girly this month.

** Kate **

Steph said...

Hi. Just to let you know you won my blog candy on the Anything Goes Challenge. I've been waiting for you to get in contact but it looks as if you haven't been blogging lately. Do let me know your address asap so I can get your win in the post to you.