Friday, June 15, 2012

Father's Day 2012 is almost HERE!

Several weeks ago I returned from a loooong visit to California, and I've been trying to get my car full of scrapping tools and materials back into the house and put away.  Of course, not only did the old stuff come home, but lots of new goodies as well!  It is taking a lot of creativity to get it all stored away, but not the kind of creative juices I really wanted to employ!

 In the back of my mind, I've been fermenting an idea for a card for my husband for Father's Day.  Over the last several months, I've seen several cards using maps, and with that idea in mind, I just had to see what I could come up with.  The other day an overwhelming urge drove me to get started (even though my room's still a mess...LOL).  After much "that's good" and "no, not good" attempts, here it is.

Father's Day card...June 17, 2012

I had blues and browns in mind and some sort of vintage car, depicting traveling and a journey.  Internet surfing brought me this little 1930 Austin in just the right color, and I was on my way.  I only had two papers with maps and neither would again to my computer.  I found several maps and passport stamps and downloaded them; tweaking their colors to get just what I wanted, even sponge daubed was too white!  (I really liked the shades of blues on an Antarctica map, but didn't see John traveling there, so had to discard that thought...but, I really like the colors...oh well...another day!) LOL

And here is the finished inside...


  1. Sister Dear-
    I love the colors, and you amaze me how you take such care to find just the right thing to go along with the personality of your recipient! Me-I just go with it, and what I end up creating in the end is what it is! LOL-Love this card, and knowing John, he will too! :)
    Lovingly your sister!

  2. Thanks sis...your praise means a lot to me :-) are my mentor! You taught me everything I know (should I say about cardmaking?)LOL

  3. So cute Carlene!! I love the gears and the car of coarse! You are absolutely wonderful at making cards :-)

  4. Carlene this card is so cute! I love the vintage feel of it. You did an awesome job!

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    1. Spellbinder gears with shimmer cardstock, sponge daubed to make darker and more rustic. Thanks Char & Teresa for kind comments. Hi, Teresa! Thanks for you have a blog?

  6. Ah! so I see how this removing works...doesn't take it out all the way...leaves people wondering why did she remove that. Well, I couldn't spell properly and didn't catch it until published...LOL!


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