Monday, June 11, 2012

FOSTV-Father's Day



Good Morning! Hope you all had a great weekend. I went to a wedding on the Mississippi River this past weekend. It was gorgeous. The groom was a friend of my youngest son. He was 'best man' so I got to see him and my DIL this weekend, too.

I'm celebrating my birthday today, also. Another year older and I feel it as I only slept about an hour last night. That's another story.

For this week's Father's Day challenge at Friends of Speedy TV, I went very CAS. I'm thinking that is all that is needed for a masculine card....no frills. I inked my small acrylic block with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Stormy Sky and stamped. I then added stamped my leaf in Stampin'Up! Night of Navy ink.

The stamp sets I used are Mark's Finest Papers Autumn Glory and Get Reel for the sentiment.

We hope you'll join us this week for the Father's Day challenge#24  and make a Father's Day card. This is the stamp set that a lucky winner will receive.

 I also made a couple other cards for Father's Day and wasn't sure if this one look a little too Fall-ish but l'll show them just the same. I used the Emboss Resist technique and really brought out the sentiment on this one:

You can find this technique here on Splitcoaststampers in Resources.
Recipe:
Stamps--Mark's Finest Papers, A Heinrich Co.-Autumn Glory and for the sentiment, Get Reel, the same as above card
Paper- MFP-Old World Gold
Ink-Tim Holtz Distress Ink/Crushed Olive, Stormy Sky, Wild Honey
Accessories- VersaMark, Zing clear embossing powder, gold metal brads, handmade banners

This is another card I made using the same set.


25 comments:

Angie said...

Really gorgeous cards!!!! I love the simplicity yet elegance on your first one! Gorgeous colors on your second! Great DP and love the popped up leaves on your 3rd one!!

cebelica said...

Your cards are very beautiful. Hugs! xx

Theresa said...

Great cards...love all the designs.

Theresa said...

Great cards...love all the designs.

NanaConnie said...

I'd say these are perfect masculine cards, Benzi! I'm especially taken by the first one. I guess I just love the blue. Hugs

Davi said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you Brenda!! All your card are amazing!! I love the simplicity of the first in blue. The emboss resist are so very cool! What a beautiful technique :)

Marisa said...

Be still my heart....maple leaves!!! Great work on all of them, Benzi! Think the last one is my favorite.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous cards, Brenda! Love the colors and techniques you used! Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day! Glad you got to see you son and DIL and the wedding was nice!

Ellen said...

"Happy birthday to your! Happy birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Benzi! Happy Birthday to you!" Be glad you only have to read that and not listen to me sing, that talent skipped me~LOL Hope you day is Spectacular Brenda!! Sounds like you had a fun weekend!!
Love all the cards, especially love the emboss resist one and it's glorious colors!
Hugs!!!

Lena said...

These are so awesome!!! I love the leaves

Bonnie said...

Wow, Benzi, you found lots of neat ways to use these leaves! I especially like the emboss resist card.

Ravengirl said...

Brenda! These are all so fabulous! I really love what you have done with that leaf. Happy Birthday!

Janine said...

3 great cards. I liked the one on the challenge page but the fall coloured one is right up my street!

Lynne in NI said...

Happy Birthday Brenda! Hope you're having a fabulous day and everyone is spoiling you! (.... did you get any new crafty pressies???)
Mine's on Thursday, but I'm not holding my breath for any nice new crafty goodies (unless I get the Visa out and do it myself Ha!)
Gorgeous cards by the way!

Beebeebabs said...

Love love love all your cards - you did a very nice job on them thanks for sharing!!!

Bernie said...

Hi Bernda, I hope you are having a Spectacular Birthday!!

Your cards are all fabulous. I Love the second one best, love the resist technique and the colors you've used are stunning!
Hugs

Carol L said...

Happy Birthday my sweet friend! I hope your trip went well and you had time to enjoy yourself a do a little celebrating as well :)
Beautiful Father's day cards, all of them! I like those pretty leaves!

Pam~ said...

Happy Birthday to you, Brenda! Hope your day was wonderful!

All your cards are spectacular! My favorite is the first one you posted ... clean, simple and a classic look!

nwilliams6 said...

Both are absolutely beautiful creations - I need to try to use images in some yummy ways like this. Wonderful cards!!! Happy Birthday again - your card and little present (the one I got last year and forgot to send you for a whole year - unbelievable!) are sitting on my counter waiting for Kenny's weekly trip to the PO! Hugz!

nwilliams6 said...

Both are absolutely beautiful creations - I need to try to use images in some yummy ways like this. Wonderful cards!!! Happy Birthday again - your card and little present (the one I got last year and forgot to send you for a whole year - unbelievable!) are sitting on my counter waiting for Kenny's weekly trip to the PO! Hugz!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Happy Birthday, a day late, BEnzi! Glad you enjoyed yourself at that beautiful wedding. I've never been to the Mississippi River before. Bet it's a sight to behold.

LOVE these cards with the maple leaves...aren't they so versatile! You've got three different looks, each one fantastic.

Grace said...

Beautiful cards! Loving the top one but all are great! Love the idea of stamping with your block as a bg for the leaf! Great dads day cards!!!

Kathy Bradley said...

I've been gone - so I am catching up on my commenting on our teams! Benz, what beautiful cards - each one is so lovely - wow!!

Designing with Debbie said...

Gorgeous Fathers Day cards. Love all the different choices.

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautiful work, Brenda...each fabulous...loving those leaves