Friday, June 14, 2013

A Father's Day Card Depicts a Favorite Hobby!

Many years ago (before children), my husband trained and received his private pilot's license.  He and his Dad bought an antique plane, a 1939 Funk.  It reminded me of the "Spirit of St. Louis" because it was silver and similar in shape.  I recall many flights to various places in northern California where we lived at that time. After John's dad was killed in a freak boating accident, children came along, job demands became more challenging and time consuming, including moving with different job assignments, we felt the needed to sell the plane (flying it from California to Virginia, from Virginia to Hawaii, and finally from Hawaii to Washington would have been challenging for sure!).  

It is a hobby that remains near and dear to John's heart, probably because flying was something he enjoyed with his father for a lot of his life from boyhood to his middle 30's.  With this in mind, I thought I would make a card that would be full of fun memories, and a bit of nostalgia as well, thus the card below came to be.  I hope he likes it lots!

I finally finished the inside, making a little verse about "flying" and Father's Day.  I think he will like it!

Recipe:  Papers: Darice cardstocks: Kraft, Ivory; Bo Bunny: Double Dot-Chocolate Vintage; Echo Park: This & That-Yardsticks; Graphic 45: Le Romantique-Sweetheart of Mine-2, Fashionista-Debutante-2; Recollections Portobello Road stack-Airplanes (greatly computer-adjusted color); DCWV Shimmer Stack-brown; . Sentiment: computer-generated.  Stampin' Up Distressing/ Sponging Inks: Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, So Saffron. EK Arrow punch. Spellbinder dies: Circles SM, Petite Scallop Circles LG, Petite Ovals LG, Ovals SM, Big Scallop Ovals LG. Vintage online images. Stash: Woven Jute Trim, June twine. Stampin' Up Naturals Designer Button. 

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