I needed to get a card made for my step dad for Father's Day. My parents divorced when I was very young, and although I stayed close to my dad, my step dad, Paul, has always been an important part of my life. Even more so now since my father passed away last year.
I chose to use the Grape Dreams image because Paul grows his own grapes and makes several varieties of wine. He always likes cards with grapes or wine images on them. To help make the card more masculine, I chose darker colors, more masculine papers and distressing. I used my Script Cuttlebug folder to emboss the paper on the right side of the card.
For the layout, I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch, which is shown below. I rotated it to make it short and wide rather than tall and thin. I also used a flower instead of the oval where the sentiment is shown in the sketch. I'll put the sentiment on the inside of the card. I usually use poems or quotes about fatherhood for Father's Day cards and that would not have fit in the small space left.
Stamp: House Mouse - Grape Dreams (Stampabilities)
Ink: Black (unknown); Vintage Photo and Antique Linen Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Brown cardstock (Paper Studio); DP (Costco)
Embellishments: Jute rick-rack (unknown); flowers (Prima); square brad (Spare Parts - Paper Studio); script embossing folder (Cuttlebug)
Technique: Prismacolor pencils blended with mineral spirits
Finished card size: 4" x 9"