Saturday, June 20, 2009

Special Dad and Moments to Remember SFYTT

I decided to make two cards for today's challenge. This card is actually the second one that I made and the following one is the first. I had mentioned that I really wanted to make some more Father's Day cards, but I put all of that away and decided to work on something a little more "me". Once I sat and looked at the large circle, I decided that I wanted to try making a large accordion flower for the circle. I am so glad I did, because this was such a fun card to create. I have literally been stamping all morning! I haven't done that in ages!

I knew which papers I wanted use, which I use quite often. These are from a K & Company slab called "Bailey". They are double sided papers, so I used both the front and back and then pulled in another pattern from another piece. I think I will be giving this card to my daughter's kindergarten teacher with her end of year gift. Her teacher is older and I think she will appreciate this vintage design.



I added a touch of sewing and glitter to all of the distressed edges; something I love to do! A few buttons and ribbon completed the design. I am really excited to put together a fun ensemble to coordinate with the card for her teacher.
Also, I had mentioned that I would share my coach thank you projects, but I was in such a hurry I didn't have a chance to photograph them. The coaches really seemed appreciative, though. I am so glad that we have a break from sports until the end of July when football starts up again.
I am seriously in love with this sketch except for the fact that it gave me fits today! LOL! I am actually going to crank out a few more Father's Day cards later today with it. I ended up liking some other paper better, but had already committed to this paper from SU! It is from the Manchester collection. I will add them as I get them done. I apologize for my tardiness today. I slept in, made the kiddos breakfast and then got started; my computer then gave me fits and I wanted to smash it, but here I am! LOL!

I knew I wanted to use Papertrey Ink's "Father knows Best" set, yet I knew that the tree image wouldn't fit into the circle. I decided that the compass would work just fine. I decided to create a background with it as well to make it have a little more presence. I did cheat a bit and add the "Happy Father's Day" flag sentiment which really shouldn't be there.

I used my compass to trace the large circle since I don't have a punch or nestie large enough for that; yet as I am writing this I am realizing that I own a Coluzzle and I am kicking myself! LOL! Getting the circle trimmed out was one of the reasons I was having fits. GRRRRR.....I guess I have too much stuff and I certainly do forget what I have!

Nonetheless, Jen has come up with another amazing sketch!
You won't want to miss the other SFYTT designers.
Jen Del Muro and Ashley
Amy Rohl
Carole Burrage
Susan Liles and Amy Sheffer




Thanks for fluttering by!

13 comments:

Little GTO said...

I love this card. The color choices are perfect for a nautical theme. Whoever is the lucky recipient will be tickled pink. BTW will you please let us know who manufactures that lovely plaid? Thanks
Sharon L

Debra said...

Love this Father's Day card .. your choice of stamps and colors were perfect! I love the anniversary card you did as well. I hope you don't mind if I case it! I did the same thing you did tho - in the pressure to do up a special card for my cousin (the day of in fact) I forgot about what tools and embellishments I had and realized after the fact that I could have used other things that would have been very effective! Oh well .. next time...

Amy Sheffer said...

Kelly, this is so handsome! Love the wonderful colors and patterns.

Gingerbread Gal said...

Wow! Those colors look so wonderful together. One amazing card!
:) Rachel

Carla said...

This is beautiful! Love the layout, the layers, the sentiment - just everything!

Justine said...

Kelly these are amazing, love all of the different layers, color combos and how original you make your projects

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

WOW kelly, look at you go! i love them both! yay you for getting some stamping time in all to yourself this morning! i had a surprise 50th birthday party to host for a friend of mine, so no stamping for me, only like 40 people at my house! aackkk!

Amy said...

Kelly, both are absolutely stunning, each in its own right! Wowza, girl--I can see your "stamping time" was so enjoyable and so productive in both of these beauties!

Love the mix of paper patterns and background stamping in the FD card, and the vintage piece is over the top--what an awesome idea with the accordian flower. You have perfected that technic from the very beginning!

Paula Barin said...

Great cards... I really love the girlie one. The colours are great together. Love your style:)

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

Love the Father's day card! Masculine can be so hard to do---the blues and compass make it work well! Blessings, Sharon

Dawn Easton said...

Both cards are fabulous Kelly! I LOVE LOVE LOVE when you add glitter like that to your cards...nobody does it better than YOU!!!

Eva said...

Kelly, I so love your work!!! Everything you do is just a little masterpiece!!!

Betty Benton said...

Kelly, I love both of these cards. You are a very talented lady! I look forward to seeing your creations!