Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Go Retro Wednesday

Hi there! I’m back again today with some cards using one of the retiring Flourishes sets: Menswear. What a FABULOUS set for Father’s Day cards! I had so much fun I made three cards!

First up, I made one using the traditional Father’s Day gift, the neck tie! I stamped the tie image three times on patterned paper (Basic Grey’s Boxer is PERFECT for this!), cut them out and popped them up on foam. The sentiment was stamped on Classic Ivory card stock and cut out with flags from my Spellbinders’s Nested Lacey Pennant set and my Grand Calibur. Some baker’s twine and some brads was all it needed to finish it off.


My second card is a little different—a little less “formal” :) I started by making the award ribbon. I cut strips of paper, fan folded, and made a medallion. Then I stamped the “#1 Dad” sentiment and cut it out with my Standard Circle and Petite Scalloped Circle Nestabilities and attached them. Finally, I added the ribbons and I had my award! Happy Father’s Day was stamped on patterned paper, wrapped with twine, and layered on some ribbon tabs. Patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket’s The Boyfriend.


My last card is different from the first two. This one uses the shirt image and I decided to make it look like a comfy chambray shirt. I stamped the image on patterned paper and cut it out. The only other thing I did was to add just a little shading with a Copic marker. then I layered up some patterned paper to match, stamped the sentiment, tied on some twill, twine, and a button, and added a couple of brad in the corner for balance.


And, there you have it! I love how they all turned out and neither one took a ton of time! Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ll be back on Friday with a Flourishes Friday card!

~Supplies, Tie Card~
Stamps: Menswear (Flourishes)
Paper: Classic Ivory (Flourishes); Night Of Navy (SU!); Boxer (Basic Grey)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Really Rust (SU!)
Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur, Nested Lacey Pennants (Spellbinders); brads, baker’s twine, foam tape

~Supplies, Award Card~
Stamps: Menswear (Flourishes)
Paper: Kraft, Daffodil Delight (SU!); The Boyfriend 6 x 6 pad (Cosmo Cricket)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Grand Calibur, Classic Circle and Petite Scalloped Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders); ribbon, twine (PTI); foam tape

~Supplies, Shirt Card~
Stamps: Menswear (Flourishes)
Paper: Kraft, Early Espresso (SU!)l patterned paper from stash
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories/tools: twill, twine. button, brads




  1. Nice Father's Day cards, Barbara! The tie one is my fav--I love the patterned papers you used for the ties! I can't believe it's time to think about Father's Day already, whew! :-)

  2. good morning barbara what a stunnings men,s cards!! the first one is my favorite!
    xx petra

  3. I LOVE the card with the 3 ties! How simple but CUTE at the same time... Love that one!

  4. All are great guy cards but I love the ties!!

  5. Wow! These are awesome, Barbara! Every one of them! I especially love the ties card, but the #1 Dad is fantastic, too. Such a simple idea, but so effective. And the shirt -- love the blue paper you used for it, and the layout is great. I'm inspired!

  6. These are great cards Bar! Love what you did with the ties-the Boxer paper is perfect!

  7. Love all three cards! I love the paper piecing which works great with the masculine stamps and papers.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. These are all fabulous, Bar! I especially love the paper pieced shirt on the last card!


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