Friday, June 3, 2011

Smash, burn and tear {?!} with Just Us Girls and OTWC

Hey blog friends!  I can't wait to share a card I got a little rough and tumble with in honor of the daddies and inspired by the Just Us Girls sketch87 and the OTWC54 colors!

As the title of this post indicates, I did in fact challenge my inner tough guy + mister fix-it with a little sentimental mixed in (the clocks and the passage of time as a daddy of two girls makes my hubs a wee bit sentimental at times *sniff*).  Starting with a distressed piece of scrap cardboard as my base was
just the ticket on this card.

A couple of whacks with a screw driver toughens up these once shiny silver brads and a piece of stained vintage measuring tape reminds us to stand up and be counted. And this card may even have a bit of a BBQ smell to it since I *might* have taken a flame to the cardboard.....  kind of a scratch and sniff sticker effect!  ;)

Oh my!  All that texture makes me swoon-y! ...just like my guy still makes my heart go pitty pat when I see him in the role of "dad" with our girls and the opportunities we've had to share a glance over their heads as we hold onto this parenthood world by it's wild, crazy and wonderful tail!

Speaking of wonderful, be sure and check out all the fabulous sketch challenge cards from the Just Us Girls team.  PLUS, we are excited to welcome Rosemary to our team as out featured designer for the month of June.  You can catch her wonderful designs at her blog Hey there...Rosigrl!.  Welcome Rosemary!  We are excited to have you as our JUG-sister this month!!

Thanks for coming by my blog today.  Have a great one!
Paper: Stampin Up! and scrap cardboard
Stamps: Stampin Up!
Ink: Stampin Up!
Other craft supplies:  tape measure, brads, sewing machine



Samantha said...

Amazing, my friend!

cbuswell said...

Oh WOW, I LOVE the amazing texture in this!! Brilliant!!

LeAnne said...

LOVE it, Dana!!!

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Dana,
I love your Father’s Day card; I took a sneak peak at the card on Elise’s blog. I am sure that I owe that set of stamps but the questions is where I put them among all of my scrapbooking and card making supplies. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful and creative day!
Smiles, Paula

Rosemary said...

only you could make torn cardboard look so incredibly good, dana!! (if it was me it would look like... well torn cardboard and that wouldn't be torn in a good way!! hee hee!) what an amazingly gorgeous and detailed card!!

Elise said...

MeOOOOWWW! {You're GUD!} SERIOUSLY! Heart - RACING! Crafty fingers - wiggling! Mind - racing! THIS CARD is the stuff my wildest crafty dreams are made of! Honey, baby, sweetheart! TEXTURE and beautifully stamped goodies: Acccck! It's ALMOST too rich for my blood - but I mean that in the BEST way! The peek-a-boo sentiment - sewn in, just SO! Oh, BABY!!! You've OUTDONE yourself - amazing, talented, inspiring goddess! Way to SHOW the rain what we do when a few unexpected drops show up: GET CRAFTY! I love it! I love YOU! Thanks for the terrific, sensational ju-ju: you're the CRAFTIEST!

Carma said...

The texture on this is AMAZING!! Just love it!!!

~Tammy~ said...

This is one cool fabulous card and awesome use of texture and the OTWC colors. Wow, if I tried to take a flame to my project, and I am almost positive I would have caught the place on fire! Again, beautiful detailed card! Thanks for joining us at OTWC and Good Luck!

Andrea M said...

AMAZING Dana!!! You are FEARLESS! And I LOVE it!!! You tore, burned and smashed this card into a GORGEOUS creation!!! Seriously masculine (go inner tough guy!!!); in fact, those AWESOMELY altered brads make it HYPERmasculine!!! Have to remember that fantastic trick! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jaclyn Miller said...

What an amazing card - love your smash, burn and tear technique! So clever and cute. Thanks so much for playing along at OTWC.

Stampin' Pam said...

Goodness gracious girl- where you come up with the ideas you do is beyond me! What a great combo of techniques, textures, ideas, images and even things like a little smoke and fire!!! Totally rocked this for dad's day! ROck on.

Kathryn B said...

You've really smashed burnt and torn up this weeks sketch rather nicely Dana!!! This is such a fab masculine card for any lucky Dad out there! Love the kraft and blue combo! Thanks for making the sketch rock this week!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC!!!!!