Friday, June 19, 2015

Appreciate Dad!!

Hello Friends!
With Father's Day this weekend, I am reflecting back
to my growing up years and all the wonderful things I learned from my dad!!
Unfortunately he passed 20+ years ago 
and I would give anything to have just one more day with him! 

There are so many Father's Day challenges out there in blogland
and even though I have no need for a
Father's Day card myself,  I just had to join in the fun!!

I have always LOVED this 'old' (Seaside Sketches circa 2003) SU stamp and
thought it would be perfect for today's card.
I created the background using a variety of Ranger Tim Holtz distress
inks and large sponge daubers (listed below) prior to stamping my image.
Then die cut and popped up each panel for dimension.
A 'Happy Father's Day' banner and this card was DONE!!!

Challenges to share in:
Mod Squad Challenge - Father's Day
Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge - Father's Day
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Use your favorite Technique and/or product

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Black cs, DCWV design paper
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs 'Horizon Fishtail Banners' #DL278, Memory Box 'Stitched Circle Layers' #30036, Memory Box 'Chesapeake Circle' #98449
Stamp:  Impression Obsession
Inks:  Versafine Onyx
Ranger (Tim Holtz Distress):  Scattered Straw, Spun Sugar, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Brushed Corduroy
Accessories:  SU dimensionals, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers

15 comments: said...

Oh Darlene, I love this! So many wonderful layers and your coloring is spot on!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Dar...a beautiful card....and a great post! I love the soft coloring, so wistful. xo

Jane Willis said...

A lovely card, it's a great tribute to the memory of your Dad. Thanks for showing it to us at Cardz 4 Guyz

CA Scrapper said...

Wow, that is a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


Jacee said...

Great design Darlene, a fabulous 'man' card
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Judy Woodland said...

Love how you have popped up that image, very cool!!! And what a sweet image, such a nostalgic feel. Also love those flourishes you have mixed in with the circles - very clever. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

That is so fabulous. I love the layered up scene. Simple and yet oh, so effective! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Loves Rubberstamps for our ‘Masculine’ challenge. We’re so glad you did. Hugs, Wends x Loves Rubberstamps DT

Sandy Fredrick said...

What an awesome Father's Day card, beautiful coloring and I love the way you used the variety of circles for the layers. Thank you for joining us in our blog challenge at

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wonderful card Darlene!! Such a sweet image and fabulous coloring!!

Hope all is well with you, hubby and the family! :)

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Cazro said...

An utterly fabulous card, so serene, full of love. So pleased you joined us for our challenge at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz

SmilynStef said...

Love the layers ... what an awesome masculine design.

Andrea W said...

Your coloured image looks terrific and I love how you layered it. Very cool! Thanks for making a Father's Day card and sharing it with us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Tina Henderson said...

Love Love Love this! Great image and fantastic coloring! Love the layout and design too! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week.
Tina - DT

Dangina Martinez said...

So happy to have you joining us at Loves Rubber Stamps this week! Love your take on the Masculine Challenge!
Hugs, Dangina

Georgiana said...

Those layers look awesome! Thank you for joining our “Masculine” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •
Die Cuttin’ Diva DT