It's Not All Black and White

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Father Figure

Verve Visual is releasing two new stamp sets tomorrow. The one featured below, Father Figure, and another set called Great Expectations.

This card is not only for my husband, but also inspired by my husband. How? I was working with this Father Figure set on another card and wanted to make sure I had the right "manly" feel. So I ask Josh, "Do you think this is a good guy card?" His answer was basically that guys really don't care unless it's shaped like something, like a beer mug or a golf ball. While I don't believe that his opinion speaks for all "man"kind, it sounded like a good start. I figured I could do a golf ball.

Emboss one sheet (about 4.25 inches square) of thick white card stock with the Cuttlebug spots & dots folder. Cut that sheet and a second sheet with the largest Nestabilities circle die. It will flatten your embossing only a little bit. Now sponge lightly with Sahara Sand ink. For the grass, use about a 2 x 8.5 inch piece of certainly celery card stock, scored at 4.25 inches. Use scissors to randomly cut out little triangles, making grass. Sponge with Old Olive. Stamp sentiment in brown and add three little dots. Stamp plain white circle with your choice of sentiment and dotted line. Glue both white circles to the insides of the grass. For tee holder, glue thin strip of chocolate chip card stock into a circle around the tee. Now, glue to card front. This way the tee can be slid right out of the loop. Because I figure Josh is going to want his tee back. LOL.



By the way, those two circles really are the same size. The picture just makes them look different.

Now you can head on over to the Verve Visual blog for more samples from the entire design team. You'll see both Father Figure (today) and Great Expectations (yesterday). There's also a chance to win each set.

26 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness Bethany! This is awesome! FANTASTIC idea...very creative!!

Juliana said...

What a brilliant card!!!
And I am in LOVE with that sentiment!! I need it!

Alyssa said...

This is my favorite of all the sneak peeks! Too fun!

Amy said...

great story Bethany! TFS...I love this card!

Hugs,
Amy

Maria Gurnsey said...

WOW, what a great idea and a great card!!! When are you making a beer mug, LOL!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Bethany, this card is fabulous! SO SO creative! Love it!

beate said...

Bethany,
You are so creative. I love everything about this. Fantastic card!
Hugs and smiles

Alexandra said...

Bethany, this totally ROCKS - my husband would love this...he too, likes the whole shape thing - LOL! Love this, very, very creative!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jenn said...

CLEVER, CLEVER, CLEVER!!!! Love it, Bethany! :)

Alli Miles said...

How cute is this?? SERIOUSLY!!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Wow -- this is terrific, Bethany! Kudos to the dynamic card-making team of you and hubby!!

Julee T. (Shadowcatcher) said...

This one's definitely a hole in one! What a fabulous project - you make it look so effortless. Loved hearing the inspiration for the card. :)

Michelle said...

Super cute...and tremendously creative! Great job! :-)

Libby Hickson said...

So cute & clever Bethany - love it!

Kirsten said...

Super great idea, Bethany! Love this!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is so cool! You did a fantastic job!

Beth said...

Holy cow! Can I say perfection for what I need for my hubby for father's day! You made my day!

Janine said...

What a great card!!! Unique!

Lauren (mytime) said...

I have to say my jaw dropped when I saw this one.

Rose Ann said...

This is soooo creative and cute!! I love it, Bethany!!

KimberlyG said...

Love your card Bethany! What a FABULOUS idea! It all came together brilliantly! :D

abr said...

This couldn't be any more perfect, its just darling...love it

Billie

Joan said...

This is awesome....a great card for a golfer!!!!! Joan

JenMarie said...

O. M. Gosh!!! FABULOUS!

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! No way! How cool is that! Dang, the Cuttlebug embossing is perfect for the golf ball. What a stroke of genius! I'll have to keep your husband's advice in mind. I never would have thought...

Jennifer said...

Love, love, love this! In fact, because my husband loves golf so much, I "cased" your card to create the tag for his birthday present yesterday. Here's the link in case you'd like to check it out: http://cutitoutcreations.blogspot.com/2008/05/birthday-card-for-my-husband.html