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Serene Father’s Day Card

I’m back from my meetings for work and it is good to be home.   Things went well but I always hate doing presentations in front of people.   The worse part was that I ended up being the last presentation of the day so I was the only thing standing between them and dinner/cocktails.  I’m sure they were all listening to me…

I was able to get this card finished up before I left.  Since my dad is a big duck and goose hunter, I had to use the new stamp set that I bought from Sweet N Sassy, Serene Silhouettes, to make him a Father’s day card.  Check it out! Real stamps, no digis were used on this card.   (Don’t get me wrong; I LOVE digis but it is fun to use stamps and inks sometimes.)


2012-06-   SnS Serene card WM


I also had some fun with a little bit of paint.  Unfortunately it is a bit hard to see in this photo but I did stamp a polka dot background using paint on the blue panel.  I also did a bit of multi-generational stamping with the cattails stamp although most of it was cut off when I trimmed my image. 

Well, enough babbling from me.  I’m going to go cuddle with my daughter to watch So You Think You Can Dance.  (I LOVE this show!)

Have a great day!   (Don’t forget the Fresh Brewed Designs blog hop starts this Saturday and I am thrilled to be participating!)


Thank you for stopping by!



  • Stamps:  Serene Silhouettes by Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps, Tiny Tags by Papertrey
  • Ink, Bountiful Backgrounds by Verve Stamps
  • Inks:  Memento Rich Cocoa ink, Papertrey Kraft ink, Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy ink
  • Papers:  Papertrey Ink Kraft CS, Bazzill Basics Pinecone CS, My Mind’s Eye Stella & Rose Hattie paper pad,
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Cutter Bee perforating tool, EK Success edge punch, Big Shot, Papertrey Tiny Tags die, Cutter Bee perforating tool
  • Embellishments:  Starbucks coffee sleeve, misc. bakers twine & buttons  (the twine was darkened with Copic markers & Distress ink), Jenni Bowlin Malted Milk paint dauber



Melissa said…
This is stunning. I do like digi stamps, but nothing beats inky fingers!
Carla S. said…
Gorgeous masculine card, Cheryl!
Rene said…
I LOVE this...the image, the colors, the twine and button...absolutely fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry for a second at our second prize!
Good luck,
Rene :D
Adrian said…
Great job! Thanks for joining us @ CTO!
Lisa M said…
I'm so glad you pointed out the painted dots in the background. I would have thought it was part of the design, but knowing you went the extra mile to give it more depth...even MORE impressive!! The stamping techniques and the layout are sensational and yes, I agree...digis can be fun, but there's just something about holding a stamp and dipping it in ink!
I'm sure your presentation was fabulous and I had a good laugh at you being the only thing holding them back from dinner. LOL!
Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Hugs to you,
Lisa xx
Sandra H said…
Cheryl, This is so beautiful:)x
jimlynn said…
WOW!! This is so gorgeous and I love the way you did the button and tag. Beautiful image and card.
Riet said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
aqualeiga said…
This is a beautiful card, it has a really sophisticated feel. Thank you for joining us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week.
Hugs, Ali x
downrightcrafty said…
What a gorgeous masculine card, just perfect for our Father's Day Challenge this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, thank you for joining us
Hugs Kate xx
WencheP said…
Ah - love the kind of rustic look... Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

Heather said…
Stunning as always! I LOVE your style. Very masculine but detailed and gorgeous! sigh. Perfection.

Thank you for playing along in FBD's 100th challenge celebration! Winners will be announced the following Wednesday.
See you at the blog hop this weekend :))

Big smiles,
Heather D.
1CardCreator said…
Beautiful card and I can see the background paper, gorgeous too.
Annette said…
wow great father's day card...
mags said…
A lovely Male card. Love the stamping and the design. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty challenges and Dream Valley challenges. Good luck.
Monika/Buzsy said…
Lovely masculine card Cheryl. Perfect colors and images. The button looks great with the tiny tag.
CraftyMomOf2 said…
This is gorgeous Cheryl!! Really pretty stamping!

Thanks so much for joining us at Paper and Such this week!

Crafty Hugs!
Amanda said…
A very, very, very nice Father's Day card!! I loved it from the moment I saw it in the Flourishes Gallery! The shadow stamping looks fabulous and I love all of your masculine details and embellishments :)

Thank you for playing along with is in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

~ Amanda :)
Cheryl: Your entry is wonderful for our Challenge #15 - "Happy Father's Day [or for a Male]" Challenge. A big thank you for joining in at Simply Create Too.

Simply CreateTooDesign Team Member
Great card for your dad!!! Love the generational stamping! And the corrugated paper you used too!
He will love this!!
Kim said…
Awesome card, perfect for a hunter. Great use of stamps. Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.
Jenny said…
Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog Cheryl! I love your work - I will be your newest follower :) I'm from Menomonee Falls WI - where are you located?
Jenny said…
Wow! We are in the Sussex school district and my son plays for the Sussex Hawks baseball team....small world :0
Cheryl, glad your work trip and presentation went well. I love your card, especially how you used the Starbucks sleeve, what a great addition! Thanks so much for playing at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS and DI'S DIGI DESIGNS this time!!
Jinny Newlin said…
What a fabulous, dad card, Cheryl! LOVE those gorgeous, overlapping cattails, and your bit of buttoned twine is the perfect finishing touch! You should enter this in Papercraft Star's Father's Day Challenge.
Tracy said…
Glad to have you back Cheryl. :-) You should have said something totally off the wall to see who was listening. LOL Your card is really wonderful. All your cards are so crisp and clean--classy! Hugs!
Cheryl said…
oh wow Hun this is stunning oh just love the background and the whole design is just fantastic hugs Cherylxxxxx
What a gorgeous card! This is just amazing. I love the colors and the scene is just terrific. Your dad will be so happy!

Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Love Mickaela
Nicole said…
Wow, absolutely stunning. Such an awesome masculine kaart. Hugs, Nicole
Anonymous said…
Totally Fabulous mans card and for Fathers day too!! LOVE your painted background Great idea! love the repeat generation stamping too! and though Bull Rushes are fabulous! hugs Samantha :0)

ps thanks for the lovely comments on my blog too! xx
~ Kendra ~ said…
Stunning manly card!! Love it!
~ Kendra ~ said…
Forgot to say...Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such!
Bea und Doreen said…
gorgeous card. Love the image and the papers are great
Many thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week
Diane said…
Cheryl a real "Dads" card !! Just lovely !! Thanks for playing along this week with us at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx
KraftyKoolKat said…
This is awesome Cheryl. Great card for your Dad. Glad you are home safe and sound and the time away didn't work out too bad.

Audrey Pettit said…
Wow! Gorgeous card, Cheryl! So perfect for dad! Love the layers and stitching and the tiny tag. The bit of twine and corrugated board are perfect touches, and I absolutely adore the stamping!
Karin said…
Awesome stamp-y card! Looks great stamped on the "graph paper" and the cardboard and twine add great texture!
Makiko Jones said…
Beautiful Father's day card!! Love the silhouettes! Thank you for playing along at the FTTC.
Dora said…
This is beautiful, love the style, layout and gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT, Sweet Stampin and Crafty Sentiments this week. Good luck xx
Francesca said…
Great Male card
Thanks for joining us at One stop craft challenge this week and good luck!

Dawn said…
Perfectly Understated card! Thanks for playing in the Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Check back on Thursday to see if you're a lucky winner or one of our top picks!
Good Luck
Dawn xx
Jessica Strider said…
Very nice card. I love the stamp set you used. :)
mixamatoasties said…
Stunning card. There is nothing about it I don't like!

So glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x
Franz♥ said…
What a gorgeous job, thanks so much to share it with all of us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

Hugs, Franz.
Julie said…
What a gorgeous card, so elegant looking! Great color combination! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper and Such!
I love your card Cheryl!! It is so elegant. I love the colors. What a great job!! I saw your card on MIM. Check out mine at 72, 175, 176, 196 and 225. Have a wonderful day!! Gloria

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Kathy said…
Cheryl, this is wonderful. Love how you stamped the image on the graph print paper, great look. Such a fab manly card, too. Your dad will love it.

I LOVE SYTYCD, too. My dh and I dvr it to make sure we don't miss a thing. Wasn't the grasshopper guy strange, but amazing??
Deanna said…
This is a very stylish card love the details and colors:)
Lisa Jane said…
Beautiful card - looks so relaxing
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
Lisa x
Sue from Oregon said…
WOWSER Cheryl...what a great card for your DAD! The colors so rich, the layout perfect! He is sure to treasure it!
Great colour combination and lovely stamping.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
This is an absolutely awesome Father's card. You really made it look manly and I'm sure it will be treasured. You did an amazing job.

I'd like to tell you about Word Art Wednesday. Please check us out at:
We never limit the number of challenges you can combine, and we offer great prizes and free word art files. I really hope you will consider linking up with us - we would LOVE to see more of this beautiful art you create - really!! You can find us here:

On a personal note, I have some sweet blog candy up for grabs on my blog. If you can stop by - I would LOVE to have you visit.

Thanks, and have a great week!
Stephanie said…
Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for joining us for our challenge at Paper and Such!
princesskitten said…
Wonderful effect

kitten - DYSU team
Beate said…
GORGEOUS card, Cheryl!
Thank you so much for participating in the Timeless Tuesday Challenge.
Have a great week!
Lorraine said…
Cheryl, this is a perfect father's/masculine card! Love the colors, textures and stamps! oh and I love "So You Think You Can Dance" too!
MagsB said…
Oh how fabulous is this! The soft browns are so pretty paired with that lovely turquoise paper, and I love the texture of the corrugations! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges.

love Mags B x
:: BlueInks :: said…
I love this card! The colors, layout and how you stamped the image and backgrounds....awesome! Thanks, for sharing.
BethieJ said…
Your card is FABULOUS!!
Thank You for joining us at PIO last week!
Have a GREAT day!
Gemma said…
fabuous Fathers Day card! Thanks for entering our challenge at Crafty Sentiments this week! Gemma :)
Tameko said…
Hi Cheryl,

This card is fabulous. I have that stamp set, and you have inspired me to ink it up. I like digis also, but there is nothing like getting those stamps dirty with ink! Hope that you had a good weekend. Thanks for playing with us at Sentimental Sundays!

Beautiful stamping, I love your warm earth tones, really fabulous! Thanks for joining us @ CTO this week for our "Father's Day" Challenge :o)
Helen said…
Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
Helen x
Ren-Yi said…
Cheryl - you always have amazing designs! This is no exception. Love the corrugated cardboard and the silhouette card
Melanie said…
Such a gorgeous card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "I love you dad" challenge…

(DT Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges)
JOAN said…
Cheryl, this is a wonderful card. Love all the stamping, looks so peaceful. Congratulations on being picket between the top 3 at DYSU!! Hugs, Joan
Absolutely awesome card.I love everything about it. What a lucky recipient the dad is who gets this card. Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Makin' Mamas.
Lisa :)
clare said…
Stunning card. X

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