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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Woodsy Father's Day card...

I have one remaining uncle, and I wanted to send him a Father's Day card. He's pretty special and was always so kind to his rowdy nieces and nephews. I wasn't one of the rowdy ones, of course [cough, cough].

I wanted his card to be a simple design, so this is what I came up with. I used a Darice wood grain embossing folder on my top layer, which I then lightly inked with some Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

Using some green cardstock, I cut out the Memory Box Fresh Foliage die. In looking at my photo, I think I probably should have inked the edges of my leaves--but it's too late now!  Anyway, I dismembered the Fresh Foliage, turning it into three different sprigs. I used two of them on the front and one on the inside.

My tag is an unbranded die with a little coarse twine through the hole, and I'm sorry but I don't recall the manufacturer of my stamped sentiment.

Here's the inside of my card with another stamped sentiment (unbranded) and that third little sprig in the corner. And that finished off my card, which I popped in the mail today.

Our guests from Germany left this morning to fly back across the big pond. I hope they have a safe trip.

I think I'm going to go on strike and not cook any more for a while. I feel like I cooked enough while our guests were here to last through the summer. That's not really true, but it sure feels like it!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Lynette said...

Great combination of elements on this wonderful card for you uncle - how nice of you! Enjoy your strike! :)

designbydonna said...

That wood background is always great for masculine card. Love the stitched tag. Adding an extra element inside makes the card special. I often forget to do that. Enjoy your strike! You deserve it.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

How nice of you to make this card for your uncle! It's a wonderful masculine card with that designer paper!

Glittered Paws said...

Nice simple but very pretty Fathers Day card. Love anything wood grain,and it is in style now.
Had the kids n for Memorial Day weekend and I felt like all I did was cook too, making everyone that something special that they really enjoyed as kids. I swore I wasn't going to cook for a week but....I did.

Lynne in NI said...

What a fab card for your Uncle. I love how you made your panel look so woody!!