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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Father's Day Blog Hop


Welcome to the Stampin' Sisterhood's  Father's Day blog hop!  I'm glad you are able to join us because the design team has some pretty cool Father's Day cards to show you.  

Please note that Blogger has been causing problems for some of our designers all week long so you may come across a few blogs that do not appear updated with today's blog hop post. If that happens, please refer to the hop order at the end of my post or on The Stampin' Sisterhood Blog to continue.  However, make sure you plan to check back on the other blogs because you'll need to leave a comment on each blog in order to win our BIG PRIZE!

Also, before I move onto my card, I would like to remind you that the Stampin' Sisterhood  has a very active blog with daily postings by the design team members, Sisterhood Sunday challenges that we'd love to have you participate in, as well as a monthly blog hop!  Also, watch out for something NEW coming your way next month!  




For my card, I used the Grandpa with fishing pole image.  I stamped him with Versafine Onyx Black ink and water colored with various inks (see my supply list at the end of my post).  After I water colored his shirt, I rubbed a little Tea Dye Distress Ink into parts of his shirt to grunge it up a bit.  I used a deckled rectangle Nestability to die cut the image and then I distressed the edges with Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  For the designer paper behind the image, I  distressed the edges of the paper with the same inks.  I then crumpled and pressed open the paper for more of a distressed look.  My hubby generously donated one of his fishing flies that I added to the hemp cord (yes, this card will be very carefully handed to my father!)

Now, here's some important blog hop information:

If you complete the entire blog hop route, leaving a comment at every blog, as well as the Stampin' Sisterhood blog where you let us know that you have hopped the entire route, you will be eligible to win a Rubbernecker stamp set of your choice!!!  The winner will be announced on our Stampin' Sisterhood blog on April 28!!

Oh, and another thing....as a BONUS ENTRY, we will draw an EXTRA winner for a stamp set of your choice just for sharing our hop on your Facebook page or blog!!  Just be sure to include that in your comment on the Stampin' Sisterhood blog.

Here's your hop route.


Supplies I used:
Stamps:  Grandpa with Fishing Pole by Rubbernecker
Paper:  Very Vanilla and unknown designer paper
Ink:  Versafine Onxy Black; Ranger Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Rusty Hinge, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Blushing Bride
Accessories:  deckled rectangle Nestability, chocolate brown brads, hemp cord, fishing fly, blender tool, dimensionals

34 comments:

Ellen said...

I really have to get that stamp! Thought I ordered it but I didn't. Love the way you colored him! You background and hook are over the top FABULOUS!

Judy Rozema said...

Absolutely amazing coloring -- wow!! This is really spot on fabulous, Charlene!! Love coming to your blog and seeing my M&M card and your bear! I have the card on a shelf in my stamp room and see it every day!

Julia Aston said...

I love how you have colored and distressed up this wonderful image Charlene! A super Father's Day card!

Charlene said...

Amazing coloring, Charlene!!! Stunning card.

Karen said...

Charlene, this is really fabulous. I love your design and the coloring is great. It should be framed and hung on a wall. The lure is such a wonderful touch.

Kittie said...

What a perfect masculine card this is,Charlene. Your coloring is wonderful and I love the background pape you used.

Debbie said...

Wonderful masculine card and great coloring!

Francie G. said...

Charlene, this is fabulous! Wow! Your coloring is amazing! Beautifully done masculine creation!

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Pam D said...

Great FD card, love Grampa and the flyhook, TFS!
pdela-torre@wavecable.com

seamom said...

Fabulous! I love the burlap backgroundm and the old tile look of the main panel. "Grampa" actually looks a good bit like my Dad did! And, yes. He loved to fish!

Basslady said...

a fabulous card with a wonderful colouring!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Amy said...

Great coloring! Love the image!

Brenda said...

What an awesome coloring job!!!

Di said...

Rubbernecker has some wonderful nostalgic stamps including this ol' Grandpa. Love its distressed look and the fly screams "GUY CARD!"

Jo4Him said...

Cute card; love the details. Thanks for sharing

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

love your great design and this fabulous image, so great.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

that is a wonderful man card! They are sooo hard to make and yours is amazing.

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Great card! Love the image!!

Joan Ervin said...

Your coloring is fabulous on Gramps, Charlene...you did an awesome job on this!!!! I can't believe I don't have that stamp...gotta fix that!!!

Marilyn M said...

Love your card. Reminds me of my grandfather.

E. Marie said...

Great card. Wonderful coloring and love the little fish hook!!

Kecia said...

This is a gorgeous card, Charlene! I love the warm colors, and your watercoloring is spot on!

Perfect in every way, I say!

Deb H. said...

What a great masculine card. I love how you distressed the paper to go with the stamped image.

Suzanne said...

I like how you painted the image.

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I just adore this, Charlene! The painting is wonderful and the background is perfect! Super job!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I just adore this, Charlene! The painting is wonderful and the background is perfect! Super job!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Your card is fantastic! I love everything about it especially your amazing coloring of the image and how you crumpled and distressed the background. WOW!

Sue D said...

Great image--I like your coloring and distressing and the fishing fly is the perfect embellishment.

Barbi said...

Love the image on this card.

Lynn McAuley said...

Absolutely awesome, Charlene!! I love this remarkable Father's Day design!

Karen L said...

Oh my...this image is awesome! It just reminds me of the old Norman Rockwell prints!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow...wow...wow.....totally distressed, masculine, and AWESOME

Traci M said...

Wow, Charlene...you did a wonderful job with your watercolor and distressing...I love the shadowing you created!!