June 20, 2015


I'd like to wish all the dads out there 

The classic image of a Canada goose is perfect for a masculine card. Working together with the "watercolor" swaths from Work of  Art in green and blue (Pear Pizzazz and Marina Mist) and black heat embossing, gives this card a simple and elegant look. 

The following image shows off the embossing a bit better than the previous one.

It is sort of funny how this card actually came to be. 

I had set out bound for my Creation Station with the intention of making Father's Day cards for my dad and my husband. Besides intending to make two masculine cards, there was only one other thing that I surely wanted to incorporate into the card. 

I know. I know. I've been on something of a kleenex box kick lately. BUT, I had in my grubby little paws these two beautiful understated boxes in gorgeous shades of green and blue. And, by golly, I was going to use them in these masculine cards!

The two kleenex box colors coordinated beautifully with Stampin' Up!'s Marina Mist and Pear Pizzazz. Hmmm. What to do with Marina Mist and Pear Pizzazz and two strips cut from kleenex boxes. Riffling through my stamp sets, I first came upon one that . . . no. Hmm, how about this one? Uh uh. Aha! A Canada goose! 

And so that's what I did.

I truly love the effective simplicity of this Father's Day card. 

When making Father's Day cards, do you tend to lean towards the more serious, as I did, or something a tad more humorous? 



  1. So simple, yet so cute! Love it!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  2. That's pretty! A great idea for non-coloring. A belated Happy Father's Day to the men in your family!

  3. That's a lovely card for the occasion! Hope both the recipients liked them! Good to meet up: hope to see you around sometime

  4. This looks so amazing! Pinned and tweeted! Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you, Monday at 7 pm. Lou Lou Girls

  5. That's so beautiful! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again on Friday!

  6. Very Good!! Love!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!