Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Happy Tuesday! It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC121)!  Silke is the challenge host this week.  Silke is challenging us to create a Father's Day card.   We would love to see what you create!  

For my card I am using Flourishes Antique Map, Beach Life, and A Guiding Light stamp sets.   I am using Flourishes Classic ivory cardstock.  My bottom layer is expresso and I textured it with a sizzix plate.  I paper pierced the edges with the sewing machine without thread, and I distressed the edges with a ranger distressing tool.   I stamped the antique map and sponged the sides with Ranger vintage photo ink. I distressed the edges.   I wrapped the mapped panel with the expresso textured section behind the map several times with ivory twine and topped with sentiment tag and button.  The palm tree image was inked with Memento cocoa and ripe avocado inks.  I sponged the edges of this panel with vintage photo ink as well.  I backed it with expresso cardstock and foam dots to make it pop a bit.  I added a few gold pearls to mimic some coconuts and to add some detailing in the corners.  I lightly stamped a script font over the main image with some Ranger antique linen and touches of the map panel.  For the most part, I kept my Father's Day card pretty simple. 

Check out the other blog team designers to see what they created!
Cindy    Silke    Maki   
 June's  Guest Designer is Pat Adam

We are introducing Heather Jenson to the Flourishes FTTC Team.  Welcome, Heather!  We are so thrilled to have you join the team! 

 Iwona Palamountin  is also sampling with us today! 

As always thanks so much for stopping by!

Playing along with a few other blog challenges! 
One Stop Craft #134  Texture
Spoonful of Sugar  here comes Summer
Everybody Art  Distress
EPC For Dad
CYDA Father's Day 
Crafting for all Seasons Father's Day
Lexi's Creation Father's Day
Pattie's Creation Father's Day
Delightful Inspiration  Masculine/ no flowers
The Kraft Journal A Guy thing!
The Crazy Challenge  Father's Day
Paper Sundaes  Let's get sentimental!

Here Come The Boys Father's Day 
Freshly Brewed   A guy thing!
Simon Says Stamp Father's Day/Male card
Fussy and Fancy Card for Man/Boy

Stamps:  Flourishes Beach Life, Antique Map, and A Guiding Light, SU en francaise bg
Paper:  Expresso, Flourishes Classic Ivory
Ink:  Memento cocoa, ranger antique linen and vintage photo,  and pumice stone, PTI ripe avocado, versamark
Accessories: Sewing machine for piercing, ranger distressing tool,  gold pearls, PTI linen button, May Arts ivory twine, sponges, foam dimensionals, foam circles, SU key tag punch, sizzix texture plate


  1. I love the map background stamps and the swing in the palm trees look sooo relaxing. Does that come with a margarita? ;)

  2. Perfect Father's Day card!!!
    This is gorgeous!!!

  3. Loving your gold coconuts, twine and touch of distressing. Great card!

  4. whow great card!! beautiful image!
    xx petra

  5. I have no doubt my DH would love this!!! Fantastic ideas on this and the vintage look is so fabulous.

  6. Uhooi,,
    Waw,, This card is very good, interesting and creative,,


  7. Great card....love the image and all the details and that map background.

  8. Gorgeous card, Betty. LOVE the sponged and distressed edges. Perfect masculine card.
    Hugs and smiles

  9. Pure fabulous Betty! Love the *coconuts* in the center....totally awesome! Hugs ~S~

  10. Love how warm the colors make the card look ..gorgeous!!

  11. Betty, this is AWESOME! What a great image to use for a Father's Day card! LOVE the coconuts in the trees, too! :)

  12. Super card for the masculine man named Dad. love the curled part as it looks like it's been aged with some water. Awesome. Pat

  13. What a great Father's day card. Thanks for sharing.

  14. What a great Father's Day card.
    Rubber hugs,
    Jackie Smith

  15. Oh Betty!! This is super fabulous!! It is just perfect for Dad who loves beaches and Jimmy B :):) I love the distress look and how you designed the sentiment with the twine & button!
    Fantastic use of those images too!

  16. Gorgeous masculine card! LOVE all the stamps you combined and the twine, distressing, sponging...all make this a fabulous creation!

  17. It would be so easy to color this image in and have a beach scene, but you have gone very vintage and masculine and have come away with a stunnig card. I love your take on this - very cool.

  18. Wow Betty! Awesome card! Thank you for joining us @ Designed2Delight!

  19. What a fun card Betty! Love the map patterned paper and the palm trees! I'm enjoying a cool breeze under one right now :)

  20. this is a great fathers day card betty-love all the images you used-the distressing is so right for a masculine card

  21. WOW !!! I love this card Betty !! the hammock and palm trees are a fab image and perfect with the map background ,,, a deseted island ! this is fantastic ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  22. Lovely card Betty thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT

  23. This is a gorgeous card...reminds of holidays...!!

  24. Yeah, Betty! I am SO thrilled to see you sharing one of your fabulous cards with us at The Kraft Journal! This is gorgeous! Such perfect images for a masculine design. I love the jute wrap with the hanging sentiment tag and LOVE those pearl coconuts. :)
    thanks so much for sharing this with us.

  25. Love the image you used on this gorgeous Father's Day card...thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal for our It's A Guy Thing Challenge!

  26. Love your card. awesome stamp

  27. betty your card is wonderful!
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy this week
    céline F&F DT

  28. Such a great Summer fun creation Betty!! LOVE your design and image!! ;)

  29. Oh Wow, how your fab card makes me wish I was in that hammock somewhere on a caribbean island! I love everything about it! Thank you for joining in at Here Come The Boys! Woo x

  30. Well, dang, I never thought to use this awesome map background with the palm trees. It looks fabulous! Really love all the distressing. Great card, Betty!

  31. Oh my, your card is stunning and a breathtaking view of our glorious world's beauty! Wonderfully done! Thanks for joining us at the Fresh Brewed Challenge Blog June 'Card for the Guys' Challenge - hope to see you play along again! x0x0

  32. Awesome card. I love the twine.

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.


  33. Love your card, I love the Tropical feel of it. TFS

  34. Betty - Lovely Father's Day card!
    Thanks for playing in our 'Wedding OR Father's Day' Challenge #23!
    ♥ Sandi
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  35. This is one of my favorite Flourishes sets! You have given me ideas for a fathers day card I need to get done! Gorgeous card Betty!

  36. Wow, this is beatiful!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Easy Craft Projects!!
    Lots of kisses,

  37. This is fabulous, love the image. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time and I hope we see you again soon. Carol DT x
    PS don't forget to check out the DT posts as we have blog candy on offer.

  38. This is just a gorgeous card! Thanks for playing at Designed 2 Delight!

  39. Love the muted colors of this card and the relaxed feel of it. Perfect for a Father's Day card.

  40. What a great Father’s Day Card! Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Hugs ♥

  41. More than amazing !!! Lovely image and color combination.
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge this week!

  42. Ooooh! This is so perfect, just wonderful!

  43. What a fab card! Thank you so much for joining us at OSCC this week, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT xxx p.s I have candy!

  44. A gorgeous card - love all the elements you have used.

    Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Craft Your Days Away - Father's Day/Special Man theme. Hugs Sarahx

  45. Just beautiful!! gorgeous vintage feel - just love it!!
    thanks so much for joining us at Here Come The Boys :)
    Lynne xx

  46. I absolutely love the look and feel of this. Gorgeous!

  47. Oh I really love this!! An old world bombay kinda look! Fabulous elements!

  48. WOW now this is stunning, what a warm and tropical card for DAD!

  49. Wow! this is just the Perfect father's day card! Love the Tropical Vibe.. and your fabulous stamping and distressing! Love the whole thing. 8-)


  50. That looks so refreshing! Wish i could jump on to that hammock!

  51. Beautiful card! So elegant! I love those palm trees and the background stamp. Lovely xx

  52. wonderful! Love how you distressed the bottom layer and the little "fruit" in the palm tree!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

    Alica ;)

  53. This is really gorgeous Betty. I love the colors here. The embellishments on the trees give it just the right texture. Great job.

  54. So beautiful! It is cool and rainy here today so the thought of lying in a hammock on a warm beach somewhere is wonderful! Excellent work, as always, Betty!

  55. this is beautiful.. i love the simplicity and the tropical worldly feel..

  56. This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the stamped image, the string, the distressing and the paper piercing. Oh man, I love it all. This has to be the PERFECT guy card.

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges month long challenge for June: For the Guys

    Have a wonderful day
    Heather Dennis


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