Friday, June 10, 2011

Vintage Father's Day!

I really had to step out of my comfort zone for this one. For some reason vintage is really hard for me. I'm not sure why though! I love to challenge myself and thrive on challenges that do just that. So I decided to participate in the following:

Getting Cricky Simply Sundays "Vintage Appeal"
More than Favors Wacky Wednesday #40 Manly project
Whimsical Wednesday Happy Father's Day Challenge #10

Here is what I created!

I'm still not sure it's totally 'vintage' but I really like how it turned out. This was another one of those cards where I had no idea what the end product was going to look like. I just took out anything from my stash that looked guyish and vintage, and then just started moving stuff around and gluing it in place. I think it actually looks better in person...for some reason my camera flash just adds to much glare in the picture.

Gypsy Wanderings cartridge - card shape and frame
EK Success - corner punch
Creative Imaginations - 'day' stickers
K&Company - 'happy' rub ons (old school I know!!)
Eyelet Outlet - pearl brad


  1. You did a fabulous job! I really like the touch of burlap, the postage shape of the card & those photo corners really give it a nice detail & refined look. It is a grunge-vintage chic!
    Great job.
    Thanks for joining Whimsical Wednesday.
    Crafty best wishes,

  2. This is so nice, I love the vintage look. Great job! Good Luck!
    Thank you for playing our Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Hugs :),
    Kathy - Getting Cricky DTM

  3. What a great card! I love all the different textures on this card! Great job and thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

  4. Great card. It was a hard challenge for me too. But it is all up to your own intrepurtation. Great job
    Getting Cricky DTM

  5. Great job with this card!I love the shape and colors,Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

  6. I love the marriage of color and texture on the card--you really did a great job with this. REally unique and handsome.
    Thank you for playing along in my Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew of Getting Cricky!

  7. What a great card. I love the shape you used. Love the burlap. Such great colors too. Thank you for joining us over at Whimsical Wednesdays. :)

  8. I love it when you start and you don't know what you are going to come out with. I really like the way your colors highlight each other.

    Getting Cricky DTM

  9. Wow -- You did an amazing job of combining masculine and vintage!! :) I love that you used burlap!! I have none of that in my stash, but I might have to find some!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your talent at Getting Cricky with K Andrew last week!! Hope you'll join us again this week for the 'Anything Goes' Challenge!! :)

    Amy :) at
    Getting Cricky DTM

  10. Great card! I love the vintage look. You did a super job with it.
    Thank you for the sweet comment on my Peachy Keen card. I am glad you liked it.

  11. OOHHHH My!!!! THIS IS MY FAVORITE father's day card....I just love it...

  12. Awesome card! Thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday :)

    Roberta, Whimsical Designer

  13. Jessica,
    Okay first I LOVE the burlap! The shape is incredible too! All the details and extra touches look fantastic! Great job... you may have stepped out of your comfort zone but it truly is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays!