Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers 59 - Father's Day

Don't forget about my Blog Candy Giveaway!  You have until 11:59 PM EST June 11, 2011 to leave me a comment HERE to be entered.  :)

Can't believe it's already Father's Day next weekend!  Good thing I was forced to do a Father's Day card for the new Mark's Finest Papers challenge.  I do not do the masculine thing well, and always drag my feet on it!


I spied this layout somewhere on Splitcoaststampers, and knew I had what I needed to do this challenge.  I love this because it is adaptable, with a change of papers, to any occasion, any person.  I used papers that came with blog candy I won some time back, so I don't know who makes them.

This card measures 5 1/4" square, and as I was cutting my pieces, I noted the sizes so I could share with you.  :)

Card base:  5 1/4" square
Gray mat:  5" square
Argyle rectangle, upper left corner:  2 5/8" x 2 1/4"
Green leaves, Mustard herringbone, top right corners:  2 3/5" x 1 1/4"
Bottom widest panel:  4 3/4" x 2 1/8"

NOTE:  Each piece was sponged with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink before attaching to card.

I hope that helps.  This was an easy card to assemble, but the part that took longest was figuring out my sizes.

Thanks for such a great turnout last week at Mark's Finest Papers.  We had 100 players - woo hoo! 
Come out and show us your Father's Day card and you might win a stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers. Just link up your creation here by June 17, 2011 - 3 PM, EST. 

So glad you joined me today!  I have exciting news to share with you soon about something that happened to me, as well as a Blog Candy Giveaway winner.  The Blog Candy winner will be announced on Monday, June 13th, and the other news has to wait until I have further info to share.  :)

Colleen

Stamps:  sentiment - Big Boy Toys - MFP
Paper:  True Thyme, Whisper White, Basic Gray - SU; patterned paper - unknown
Ink:  Always Artichoke - SU; Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Other:  jute string, bronze brads - SU; dimensionals; sponge

23 comments:

Marisa said...

Great mix of DPs! Love the layout too. Wonderful touch with the twine. Great card.

Ann Schach said...

Clean and masculine, Colleen! Fabulous card!

Andrea Ewen said...

What a fabulous masculine card, Col...you're gonna have to teach me this style when we get together~

Emily Keaton said...

Ooooo!! That layout is an awesome one. I may have to try it sometime! I really like the masculine papers you used, and your treatment of the sentiment panel looks fab. You sure know how to build suspense!!! Can't wait for your NEWS!!

Winnie and Patty said...

Colleen--I love this paper pieced Father's Day card!!! Great idea and paper choices! TFS

LeAnne said...

What a quick, easy, AWESOME Father's Day card!!! I love this layout---I favorited it so that I can use it too! Great job!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Colleen you could fool me about not doing Masculine well. Your combination of fabulous papers is perfect for a masculine card. I have not seen "Frayed Burlap" distress ink before....oh no, I might have to add that to my ever growing collection of distress inks. They are an addiction...lol This is just fabulous. Love that layout too.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Shirley said...

Ditto on the fooling me about the masculine issue! This is just outstanding and I love love the different DP's you used too!

Harriet Skelly said...

Colleen this is awesome - I love the mix of papers and that layout - you do masculine really well my friend!!

Janeen said...

Colleen,
I would NEVER believe that you would be stumped for any creation. Beautiful work with the mixed papers and thank you so much for giving us the dimensions. Such a help.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

The colors are so nice Colleen! This is a perfect guys card! I get stumped too! I love lace and girly things, but this card does not need any of that! Great layout too! May have to "borrow"that!

redwasher1 said...

Colleen, wow this is a perfect masculine card!! Fabulous design!!!!

Linda B said...

This is a winning combination of color and style. I love the papers you chose.
Thank you for becoming a follower at my blog... please stop over anytime.

~Tammy~ said...

Great use of DP. Perfect layout for a masculine card.

Linda Callahan said...

Wonderful mix of DSP and color! Great for Father's Day!

Anonymous said...

Oh, love the card! I love the argyle paper and then all the others with it! Just so full of texture looking papers and that twine, or whatever is, the perfect touch! My husband loves argyle socks but I never think to use argyle on his cards! Gotta check into that distressed ink stuff. I think I have one or two but have not used them yet.

Chris R. from Iowa

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

I loooooooove this, Col! This is so so so amazing--love the papers and the twine with the brads....LOVE LOVE LOVE!! <3 to you and your fam!!!

Maria said...

Great masculine card for Father's Day, Colleen! Love the choice of paper, brads, and twine! Take care and hugs!

Stella said...

Colleen I think you underestimated yourself a bit...this card turned out great. It's a gorgeous masculine card and you picked the perfect colors. I have a place in my heart for Argyle patterns and this one is jaw dropping colors...
You did a fabulous job!

Benzi said...

Great layout and desiger papers. Awesome for a Father's Day card. Thanks for sharing the measurements.

Bonnie said...

I love this combination of papers and colors! What a great Father's Day card!

Lori said...

I love this layout too, I'm going to have to remember it too!! Love all the different papers you used!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Fantastic guy card, girl! Lovin' the grid design!

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