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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches # 36

I needed to make a Father's Day card, so I thought I would use this sketch to make my card.  I had been given this stamp set, Masculine Motif, for my birthday and had not inked it up I thought this was the perfect card to use this stamp set for this special day for my Dad.  He will be 91 in October, my mom passed away 5 years ago, my MIL just died last November and my FIL followed 4 months later in March.  I am indeed blessed to have my Dad still with us giving us his bits of wisdom and all his veggie starts!  He always plants way more than he needs, but he is so good about sharing with family and neighbors!  So here is my card:
 I embossed the sentiment on black paper and stamped the world on some 1.75 inchies that I made it really easy and gave it a nice dimension!  The stamps and paper are all from Papertrey Ink.

If you would like to play along, check out the blog Freshly Made Sketches and see all the cards that the DT made with this sketch...they are fabulous!  And here is the sketch:


  1. Thanks Colleen for visiting my blog and leaving such a kind word!
    Love your masculine take on the sketch!

  2. This card is a perfect Fathers Day card ... love the clean styling and black and white works for me everytime .... love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  3. Very nice Father's Day card, Col. Nice job.

  4. I haven't blogged for a few days because of the warm and sunny weather we have here in the Netherlands and see that I missed a lot of your beauties! I really like your style! Your use of the PTI dies and stamps is great.

    Have a nice day!

    1. Hi Marjan! I have missed seeing your creations, but you definitely have a good reason for not being inside...the SUN!! thank you for the sweet comments...looking forward to seeing more of your work!

  5. I love the stamp set and how you used it for this sketch. The black and white makes it even better. Great Man-Card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Wonderful card!! I love how you have used the sketch!


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