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Father's Day Card with Sentimental Sundays

Our new challenge on the Sentimental Sunday's blog is "New or Neglected Stash". I have a little bit of both on this card that I made for my dad for Father's Day.

The paper is from my "new stash". I bought most of it from Hobby Lobby a couple of weeks ago. The "Father" stamp is from my "neglected stash". Believe it or not, it is an actual stamp not a digi. Shocking isn't it? I bought this stamp a couple of years ago for Father's Day but then never used it. I also used a sadly neglected background stamp on the heart to give it a little texture.

Since the sentiment is a little hard to read in the photo, I will save your eyes and tell you what it says. "A father is someone who listens with his heart, speaks with his hugs, and teaches not by words but by example."

To make the white frame around the main panel, I used painters tape around the edges, sponged with the blue ink, and then removed the tape. (I'll let you in on a secret.....painters tape is one of my favorite items in my tool bag. I use it to make sure thick stuff doesn't slide on my Cricut mat, to hold my nesties in place, making frames, all kinds of stuff.)

Please stop by the Sentimental Sunday's blog to download your free sentiment and see the inspiration pieces by the rest of the DT. I hope you will join our "New or Neglected Stash" challenge.

Before I go, I'll share a picture of my dad with you. He used to be a line-man for the power company before he retired. (I used to think "Wichita Lineman" was about him when I was really little. I would also watch the "Electric Company" every day waiting to see him and never did. Hmmm...some people might think I wasn't too smart....) Anyhow, my brother took this photo last summer. He is about 12 feet in the air. Not bad for 67.

Thank you for looking!

Challenges for this card:

**edit - top pick for the Annabelle Stamps sketch challenge.


  • Images: Father Calligraphy by Paper Inspirations, Distressed Background by Stampabilities
  • Papers & CS: PaperTrey kraft CS, Georgia Pacific white CS, red is out of my scrap bin, Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip, All the followin DP is My Mind's Eye - Anrea Victoria Tan Polka Dot, Breaking Free Righteous Dots, Blue Texture, & Four Miles Stripe, Bella Bella Dark Brown polka dots
  • Inks: Close to My Heart Chocolate & Twilight, Distressed Ink Tea Dye
  • Tools & Embellishments: Close To My Heart edge distressing tool & sanding block, CTMH twine, misc. brads (the heart was cut free hand)
  • Techniques: Distressing


Melissa said…
I love your father's day card! Wow! The tearing and squares together are so awesome!! The wording works perfect. Great Job.
Wendy said…
What an awesome card! I love the distressing. Outstanding job!
Great paper! Great Sentiment! Great distressing! This is a beautiful Father's Day Card!! Your dad will defintely love it! I love the picture of him on the pole too! :)
Karin said…
Love the twine and distressing! I have this same stamp, except it says "Christmas"...I love that the sentiment is vertical!
Kimberly S said…
Wonderful Father's day card Cheryl, and it really is wonderfully masculine with all of the distressing. Thanks for sharing the photo! It always amazed me how quickly they climb those poles and then hang out like it's no big deal that they're higher than the roof line. lol
Ann English said…
What a handsome card! I love this! Your tip-terrific! I am off to buy some painter's tape-just never thought of it! Thank you!
Your Dad is pretty amazing-hope this card is for him. He'll love it!
wow! fabulous card and wonderful picture!
CraftinGranny said…
Awesome and beautiful card. I love the serenity of it and the thought you've put into making it.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at For Fun Challenges this week. Sure hope to see you back next week.
"Hugs" Carol
Anesha said…
Great card, love the design and the papers you used. Great photo of your Dad. Anesha
Becky said…
Gorgeous card and lovely dp. Great photo of your Dad.
Fantastic masculine card and nice picture and story about your dad.
Mandy said…
Beautiful card and such a lovely sentiment
hugs Mandy xx
Nordicblogger said…
You've done what I always struggle with--making a card for a man. It's wonderful and so perfect for father's day. He'll love it!
Annika said…
Your father lookslike real mans man!! Cool picture!
Love your card, one of those days I will take a plunge and use a sentiment only as focal point, it looks stunning on YOUR cards!!!
Shelly Schmidt said…
I love your great card- Thanks for posting the sentiment! I really like the neglected stamps and pretty DSp you used. TFS
Joanna K said…
I love this card, it's excellent! You don't need any of my creative spells, you've got plenty of your own my friend! lol ;-)

I really admire men like your dad, this is such a dangerous job that only few can really appreciate!

hugs xxx
Jean McKenzie said…
Wow that is a wonderful Father's Day card!! I love that wording too. Bit hard to find some nice "father" sentiments.
This is simply perfect! The paper, the sentiment, everything...I love it!
Thanks for playing along with our sketch this week :)
Becky said…
Wow Cheryl! I adore the design of your card, absolutely gorgeous!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage! Love Becky xx
Spyder said…
We have competitions at The New Forest Show (England) Men battle to saw down the tree in the quickest time, pretty amazing!! Great card, love the distressing, thank you for joining OSAAT's 'boys to men' challenge this week! Good Luck!

Marlene said…
Your father looks GREAT!!!!!! WOW!

Your Father's Day card is beautiful. Love it!
tracy said…
WOW this is awesome i love the sentiment and the gorgeous design, stunning work. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage Challenge. Tracy x
Kathy said…
Great Father's day card. Love that sentiment, thanks for sharing the photo of your dad, too.
Liz said…

Joanne (jojot) said…
fab masc. the ditressing....thanks so much for playing with the Stampin B's
stitchy said…
Cheryl, your father looks like he belongs up there, so natural..your card is fabulous, he's gonna love it..thank you so much for sharing your talent and your family with us at OSAAT - good luck hun!!

stitchy xoxox
Nancy said…
I have a heck of a time making cards for men.... but you obviously don't! This is great!
Micki said…
OMG, absolutely LOVE your card!!!!! Love that stamp!!!!! I know your dad will LOVE it. Awesome.... and in case I haven't said it enough.... thank you :-)

Mary Ski said…
WOW! Awesome card! One of the best I've seen in awhile. I love the rustic look of it. Thanks for sharing it with us at For Fun Challenges.
Lisa said…
Beautiful card! Love everything about it! Thanks for playing along at FFC!
Tracey said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl, perfect for Father's Day :)

Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week & don't forget there is a new challenge tomorrow.

Very beautiful and masculine card! Superb job!
Kylie said…
AWESOME card Cheryl!
LOVE your saying, the papers, colours everything!
Loving the distressed look too!Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Kylie X
Benzi said…
Awesome, masculine card. Great sentiment and goes perfectly with the StampinB challenge this week. Thanks for joining us.
Alex said…
Wonderful card! Like the paper you used!
Hugs, Alex
Rose said…
fantastic card i bet he will love it! love all the distressing. thanks for playing on SD :)
Oooo I love this one too!!
Joanne Gilch said…
Cheryl, thanks for sharing the pic and story about your Dad. The card is amazing, just {heart} it.
Trish Hughes said…
wow, what a great male card, love it!!! thanks so much for playing along with SD.
Ida said…
Wow your card is beautiful. So glad you played with us on the Annabelle Sketch Challenge. Congrats on winning for this past challenge. I hope you'll join us again.
Jerusha said…
Wow - what a stunning father's day card. This is so masculine yet it has so many wonderful little touches along the way. How beautiful! You have done a wonderful job with this sketch. I hope you will play along with us at AnnaBelle again!
Wow, so glad linkwithin pulled this up for me to view. This is one fabulous masculine card.

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