Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Simon Says.......Masculine or Father's Day!

It's June, and that's our month to honor our Dads and the important men in our lives, so our challenge this week at the Simon Says Stamp blog is "Masculine or Father's Day!



I decided to use this Tim Holtz Birthday Blueprint stamp, and after that decision was made, everything just fell together......thinking of my husband the former engineer, I chose papers that he would like to piece this gift  (the burgundy dot for the gift looks like a tie he'd wear), and putting the whole design on graph paper went along with the blueprint theme.  Both of those papers are from Studio Calico and the others are My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey.  I also used some Core-dinations solids in burgundy and dark teal to carry the colors out to the edges of the card.  My letters are Die-Namics By the Letters dies, and my little "with love" sentiment is from Hero Arts Friend, You're the Best.

Generous Heidi has given us another $50.00 gift voucher for the random winner of our challenge.


to spend in the Simon Says Stamp store!

22 comments:

Jingle said...

This is very pretty!

CinnamonSally said...

Great card Lin!

judkajudi said...

Perfect card for an engineer!! Love that stamp!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card Lin :-) I love the paper pieced gift and the graph paper backing is perfect ! :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Lisa Elton said...

Oh this is perfect for your hubby! I really like the polka dot package, great design too. Thanks for your congrats visit today ~ hugs ;)

Barb said...

I love that you chose to paper piece that fun image, Lin! Wonderful Father's Day card!

Paula S. said...

Great card Lin! I think these blueprint images would appeal to so many categories of designers and you did a fabulous job with choosing just the right papers too.

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Lin, a fabulous colour combo and such great paper piecing!!!

hugs
Heather xx

Melissa Bove said...

Super fabulous card Lin!! I love those blueprint stamps!! And you rocked it! :)

hugs...

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous card, Lin! I love the idea of using this birthday stamp set for DAD!


*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Maureen Morton said...

What a fun guy card and so different for you, Lin. I, too, love this series of stamps, since my background is architecture. Love that graph paper - perfect choice!Thanks for sharing.

Cindy C. said...

Gorgeous manly card Lin! Still got the blues in there, but it's perfect for this design!!

Arlene said...

Love your card. Perfect patterns for that man in your life for Father's Day!

Thank you for jooining us at Die Cut Divas http://die-cut-divas.blogspot.com/2013/06/guys-and-boysjune-challenge.html

Miriam Prantner said...

Great card! I love the image and piecing!

Bridie @ Simply-Crafting.co.uk said...

Fantastic card, I was wondering how those stamps would look in use. The paper piecing really makes the image pop, and it's just perfect for a guys birthday, not girly but not hobby related either - well done!

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog



Happy Crafting!



Bridie

Dawn T said...

This is fabulous Lin. So happy that you've entered this into our challenge at Die Cut Divas

jintyoo7 said...

This is tremendous, Lin! Perfect idea for a Father's Day card!

Unknown said...

love this card

Unknown said...

I love this card and stamp set

Unknown said...

Lol I Love the blueprint gift
especially because I could see a guy analyzing and measuring it!

Thanks for playing with us on the DCD blog

Jo Nevill said...

Love your card Lin. Super stamp you have used. Great male card.

Hugs

Jo x

Pajalu said...

What a perfect card for that special guy in your life. It's wonderful & thank you for playing along with us at Die Cut Divas