Monday, June 11, 2012

Vintage Masculine Card

Here is  a card for my dad.  It has a vintage masculine look,  just like him.

I decided a couple of weeks ago to not buy any new paper all summer long.  I made this card with paper from my scrap drawer.  The background paper is a diagonal stripe from an Oriental Trading Christmas stack.
The phonograph is a cut from the Cricut cartridge BILLIONAIRE.
The shirt and tie are cut using white card stock from the Cricut cartridge SIMPLY CHARMED.

 I inked around the edges of the shirt with charcoal Color Box ink.  I created the pattern on the tie with the Just Rite Vintage Wallpaper Stamp.  I then cut the stripes for the tie from the a piece of the background paper used on this card.  I then layered the shirt and tie on two Spellbinders Labels  # Seventeen.  The labels were inked with bronze.
The word DAD is cut from the Just Rite Stamps Myriad Pro 95 Pt  and layered on Spellbinders Labels #3.  The letters were stamped with brown ink and then the edges of the labels were inked in bronze. 

 This is a wonderful Alphabet stamp set, and can be used in so many different ways.
I stamped the sentiment on a Spellbinders circle cut.  I used brown ink to stamp the sentiment and bronze and brown to ink the label.
The sentiment is from the Just Rite Birthday Sentiment Stamp Set.
This was such a fun card to make.  I had no plan in place when I began this project.  I guess it would be described as a "Fly by the seat of your pants project".  But, by the time I finished it, I loved it.  

Just Rite Stamps  Vintage Masculine
My Craft Spot   For that Special Dad
The Cuttlebug Spot   Shades of Blue for Dad
Die Cuttin Divas   Happy Father's Day
More Than Favors   Father's Day
Celebrate The Occasion   Father's Day
Amusing Challenges   Father's Day no digi


  1. I LOVE it too, Charlotte, and you used several JR stamps -- WOW!!! Very clever to use the wallpaper BG for your tie pattern and I especially like the addition of the phonograph too!

  2. Great job! I really like the antique look your card has from the inking. Hope you will stop by when you get a chance.

    Stay Creative,
    Carson's Creations

  3. Fabulous masculine card! I love it! Love how you incorporated all the different elements and details!

  4. Fabulous card! I love all the fancy mats and inking! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

  5. Oh - this is just WONDERFUL! LOVE the colors and inking! So glad you joined us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

  6. What a Fun and Fabulous card!!Great job on the inking!

  7. What an adorable opps masculine card! I love it. And I love that Billionare cart and have been searching for it ever since you started using it! TFS

  8. Very pretty love the detail.


  9. Oh, I just Love your Father's Day Card! Awesome Job! :0)

  10. Great card Charlotte! Great details and wow! You used a LOT of Just Rite stuff!

  11. Amazing masculine! Love the die cuts and your inking is the perfect touch!
    Thanks for playing along with the Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  12. GREAT man card!!! Love the inking and the details are fabulous!
    Sherrie K

  13. This is one of my favorites!!! I love the unique ways you used so many different stamp sets! Thanks for sharing with us at JustRite Inspiration ;-)

  14. What a great Man Card. Love the music instrument. Thanks for joining us over at DCD.

    Die Cuttin Divas DTM

  15. Very nice! Thanks for joining CTO's Father Day Challenge!

  16. Lovely fathers day card. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week! Hope to see you back soon!

  17. Oh I love the vintage look. This is just an awesome card. TFS

  18. Love the distressing and the wonderful combination of elements, great masculine card! Thanks for joining us @ CTO this week for our "Father's Day" Challenge :o)

  19. This is a brilliant card and I love that you made due with what you had...great results! Thank you so much for playing along with my Amusing Challenges this week! Come back again!

  20. Great vintage card. I love how you've done the tie. Thanks for joining in at the Cuttlebug Spot this week.