Thursday, May 14, 2009

FIL's Father's Day Card

Hi everyone, here's a card I made for my father-in-law.



It's a 4.25” square card. I used one of the large buttons from my Father’s Day Key Ingredients as a mat to the #1 Dad sentiment. See the “threading” in the small button at the top?....that’s a tiny sliver of the DP. I’ve learned from visiting Jody’s (texasjodylynn) blog that buttons should ALWAYS be threaded with something….and she's absolutely right, buttons do look better when there’s something threaded through the holes.

Here’s a close-up. The sentiment inside the button is up on foam tape, so is the large Buttercream panel on the card base:



Here’s the inside:



SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: Taylored Expressions Boys Will Be Boys
Paper: Father’s Day Key Ingredients (Prism Blush Red Dark, Cosmo Cricked Lil’ Man DP, Choice Buttercream CS)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics: G99, YG95, 0
Accessories: Ribbon and Buttons from Father’s Day Key Ingredients, Circle Nestabilities, 1/16” Foam Tape


Have a good one!

38 comments:

broni (waterchild12) said...

Perfect Father's Day card! Love that image and paper and I love how you added the ribbon to make the smaller circle a "badge" of honor! Smart girl!!!

Paula Barin said...

Great card! Love that DP.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Awesome!!! Love those papers, and I agree, holy buttons look funny! :)

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic Denise! So clean and crisp! I do like to thread my buttons too...since Jody said we shouldn't leave them naked...lol
Great sentiment embellishment...love the pennant look!

Karen Motz said...

What a handsome card! Love how you made the sentiment look like a medallion with the ribbon tails.

Carol said...

Oh... Cuuute! I LOVE those big buttons... great color and layout too! Is the "badge" removable so he can wear it? :o)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So cool, great colors with the dp and the button looks great!

Terri said...

Great card, Denise. This is an awesome layout...may have to give it a try myself. Your FIL is going to love it!

Janice M said...

Great card Denise!! I LOVE the sentiment inside the button like that!! I have to always add thread to my buttons, the empty holes don't look right to me. Might have to try DP in one sometime.

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Great Father's Day card! Love the buttons and DP!

Renée said...

This is FABULOUS! All your details are great. Love the buttons, love the sentiment in the button and your paper thread. Great idea, it's something I've not had patience to try yet!

P.S. Would you ever think of changing your comments to a pop-up box? That way I can still see your card while typing :) !!

Silke said...

Awesome Father's Day card!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Adorable Father's Day card Denise!! Love the layout design and the ribbons with your circle...cute idea!! :) TFS!

dpkennedy said...

I like these colors blocked! Very striking! Great card!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Denise,l love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Jessica said...

Awesome job Denise! I love the clean look of the layout and images :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

my dad has passed (25 years ago), but you gave me such warm fuzzies with this card.....it would be so perfect for him.....that was certainly something he enjoyed each and every day.....thanks for refreshing the memories.....he is missed

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hi Denise! This is awesome. I love that twill ribbon, the papers and the perfect layout! Great Father's Day card! Hugs,

Wendy said...

This card is so nice. I love the clean lines.

Jeanette - said...

Great card Denise - I love the dp.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally masculine and fabulous!! That Jody, here rules are ones to live by!!

LeAnne said...

Love it! That red twill is fabulous!

mudmaven said...

Fantastic card! Just perfect for that special guy - masculine yet very elegant too! ~chris

Our Little Inspirations said...

If you're looking for brownie points from your FIL, you'll earn them with this great card :) What a fabulous way to use a button! I've never seen that done before, but it's a cool look! Love these colors and patterns! Great card:)

Michelle said...

Wow, very striking!! Love the colors, a stupendous Father's Day card!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Denise, this is just gorgeous! I LOVE the badge!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love your colors and layout!! Totally awesome masculine card!

Alberta said...

Great card! I love the design and colors, especially the DP.

Joan Ervin said...

This is one fabulous Father's Day card, Denise!!! Love the new TE images and such an awesome layout!!! You do such beautiful work!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

This is just charming Denise!! Love your paper and color combos with that sweet and simple image!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is fabulous Denise!!! Fantastic colours, love the layout and the cool #1 Dad button!!! The inside is really cool too!!! :)

Amy Johnson said...

Fabulous Father's Day Card! I love the colors/papers!

Rose Ann said...

I love the darling image, patterned papers, and cute tag!! Wonderful design, Denise!!

Elaine said...

Great layout and color scheme.

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous card! :) Your coloring, the layout and everything else is just perfect! :) I love your threaded button. heehee

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love it Denise! You come over and tie my buttons...and I'll hop on board Jodi's train LOL! Otherwise, I think I'll have bare buttons too often, cus it's just so finicky! Love the design and the way you used the ribbon...very cool touch to the #1 Dad!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Love it Denise! You come over and tie my buttons...and I'll hop on board Jodi's train LOL! Otherwise, I think I'll have bare buttons too often, cus it's just so finicky! Love the design and the way you used the ribbon...very cool touch to the #1 Dad!

Lynda Benden said...

Too cute Denise! Love the layout and your papers are fantastic!!! The button and ribbon are perfect! Great job girl!