Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Father's Day (and C4C92)


Hello! This was my Father's Day card for my dad this year, and I'm also entering it in Crazy 4 Challenges #92 challenge, which is to use twine, floss, string, etc. on your project.

A little bitty story behind this card . . . when I was a kid, we had a black and white houndstooth couch (imagine it on red & black indoor/outdoor carpeting--it was the '70s!) that I *loved.* I've been wanting to make chairs & couches with a houndstooth pattern ever since I bought Papertrey Ink's On the Couch, and recently I found houndstooth stamps in two different sizes of patterns--none as small as I wanted, but not too bad. ( BTW, this will pretty much insure that PTI will come out with a houndstooth set in the next few months, LOL!) I wanted to see if my dad would "get it" and he did--he understood the houndstooth reference right away! :-D

Please click on the picture to see the card bigger--I used a background stamp on both the card base and the creamy white panel, and an impression plate on the brown area--PTI's Vineyard Impression Plate made the perfect textured carpet--and they are hard to see. :-)

I just want to add a big thank you for all the recent love regarding my freakish good luck streak of late. Consider each and every one of you hugged!!!

Supplies
Stamps: PTI--On My Couch, Chair-ished, Background Basics: Geometrics; Technique Tuesday--Houndstooth
Paper: PTI--Fine Linen, Enchanted Evening, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream; stash
Ink: Versafine--Onyx Black; Watermark; E.P.--Filigree Clear
Misc.: Impression Plate--PTI Vineyard; Twine--The Twinery; Button--Button Lady; Copics--W-1, E19, E43; Corner Chomper

15 comments:

Kim O'Connell said...

The houndstooth couch looks awesome with that baker's twine and big 'ol button!

Michelle Philippi said...

The twine and the chair are just fantastic, Jillie May! I just love. Trying to think of what I remember of our furniture from the 70s...and all I can see are those big grapes made out of giant marbles....hmmm....not gonna make a card to represent that - LOL!

I'm Renee said...

That chair is awesome!!
Love the houndstooth!
An absolutely adorable card!

Lindsay said...

This is one fantastic man card Jill! Wow I just love it!

Stephanie said...

Jill....This is just adorable!!! Love the couch and the twine!

Lisa said...

Awesome Jill! Ah yes the wild patterns & colors of the 70s. We had a silver tree with pink bulb ornaments! And my brother and I made hanging light covers out of egg cartons & yarn. Yikes!!!

Karen C. said...

Thanks for sharing your sweet story and inspiration, Jill. Isn't it fun when you can make such a unique card that really "speaks" to the recipient!? Your houndstooth couch looks fab!!

Kristin said...

FABULOUS card!! And lovin' the houndstooth :)... and you HAVE had the best streak of awesomeness lately (no good luck- you worked too hard for it!). Keep it up!

Kelly said...

That is so awesome that he got the reference! I love the color combo and all of the texture!

Lorraine said...

Ooh, love this! Love the manly colors and design. And that houndstooth couch - wish I could jump in that card and relax...

Jen said...

Golly gosh! I love the triple twine and the houndstooth. What a magnificent card! Take a bow Miss Jill.

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