Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Father's Day Card

Hi everyone!

I've got a card to share tonight. It's the one I created for my hubby who is a wonderful father to our two boys.


I used one of the new Hero Arts stamp sets from their recent, Stamp Your Story release. Love this set! It's called, Brush Strokes. I also used all Hero Arts Shadow Inks. Two were Mid-Tone Inks in Navy and Wet Cement. The third one was Soft Granite.

I then white embossed all the words from another new Hero Arts set called, My Words. The word, "WE" is an important one in our house - so much better than using "I." We've always told our kids we're a team and we work together, so I thought it would be fun to emboss that word many times on the ink splats. I then added several different sentiments that I thought would make the card even more meaningful.

My hubby had a wonderful, relaxing day - he went and played golf this morning then came home to watch the U.S. Open golf tourney on TV. The perfect Father's Day, according to him. :)

I'm missing my own father today. He died almost 37 years ago, when I was in high school, and no matter how many years pass by, I still miss him. He was a big man with a heart to match. He had a laugh that filled the room, a deep faith in God, and he adored being a father to us six kids. I so wish he could have met my two boys!

That's it for me tonight - hope you've all enjoyed your weekend! I'm glad you took the time to stop by - thank you! :)

29 comments:

Virginia L. said...

Wow, beautiful use of stamps! Perfect Father's Day card, Barb! Big hugs to you about your Dad (me, too)!! And I am glad that your hubby had an awesome Father's day!

alexandra s.m. said...

Great card Barb!
Love the edgy feel here ;-)
Thank You~

Greta said...

Absolutely wonderful card for your hubby, Barb--Artistic & beautiful! Missing my dad today, too, but glad for the memories.

maria f. said...

"big... with a heart to match." Must be in the genes.
Have to share this with you... I just did my taxes (in the nick of time)and when I saw the thumbnail of your card I thought "tax form". Wouldn't that be fun for a dad card - stamp on a tax form?!?!?

Dawn Turley said...

what a great card Barb. Even though your Dad isn't around, I can still feel the love you have for him. Glad your hubby had a great Dad's Day

Lynn said...

Sending you hugs my friend. I'm sure your dad smiles down on you and is so proud of the young men you have raised. Your hubbies card is awesome! I love the very cool stamping!

Karen B. said...

What a nice thing to say about your dad great memories and such a cool graphic card too!

Kara Lynne said...

You brought tears to my eyes talking about your wonderful dad. He certainly left a legacy in you. I miss my dad every day. So grateful for the theme of your card and that you (and I) have a wonderful man and your family works as a team.

Martha said...

Hi, Barb! What a DARLING card you created for your husband! I love the artsy-feel to it!

So glad you have such wonderful memories of your dear dad...and at the same time, my heart goes out to you. (A BIG heart must run in the family.) Thanks for sharing from your heart about your dad.
-Sending you BIG HUGS...♥!

Betty said...

what a wonderful father's day card - love everything about it but especially the sentiments and the meaning behind them!!

Jacqueline said...

Perfect masculine card, Barb! Thanks for sharing too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb what a fantastic card you created for your hubby! I love the brush strokes. I am sorry that you lost your own father at such a young age, but you need to feel in your heart that your father does know you boys. :)

Deirdre said...

Just ADORE this card Barb. Love it! Love the colours, stamping, design - pure perfection!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love how you used these new stamps!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Great use of these fun stamps Barb! Glad to hear your DH had a good Father's day. Your Dad sounded like a great guy. :)

joy said...

I'm sure your hubby loved this card, Barb! Very trendy and very well done.

My dad died many years ago at the age of 52 in a car accident. I was the middle child, but I was definitely "Daddy's little girl"! I still miss him and wish he could have known his grands!!

Arlene said...

Great modern card! Terrific guy colors.

Laura B. said...

Love those perfectly stamped brush strokes! Such a great Father's Day card!

Helen F. said...

This is a wonderful Father's Day card, Barb! Happy your DH had his 'perfect' day :)

Maureen Morton said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about your Dad, Barb. I know he had to have been very special, just as your sweet hubby is. You are blessed. I love this artsy card! You are having fun with this new line and are creating some real masterpieces. I have not jumped on board, but I do love what I'm seeing you do.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

FABULOUS design Barb! LOVE your card!

Leni said...

Love how you used the brush strokes! Great card for fathers day. Thank you for sharing your story.

Trinh said...

Awesome card, Barb! Love the color combo you used. Glad your hubby had a great father's day!

Robin K. said...

You are really rockin' the new HA stamps! Love the story behind your card design! Sending hugs to you- missing my dad terribly during this time of year too.

donna mikasa said...

Such a "handsome" card! I love the masculine colors and how you've used the brush strokes and paired them with the sentiments. Perfect!

Nat said...

wonderful card for fathers day Barb! Love your stamp your story designs. Your dad sounds like a very wonderful person, thanks for sharing your beautiful memories.

Michelle said...

Barb, I can't believe I haven't told you how much I like this card yet! The moment I saw it, I was in love!

Brenda said...

This is so beautifully put together Barb, the perfect colours, perfect words, perfect splatters and strokes! I know what you mean about missing your Dad, take care Barb!

bbunch said...

I just bought this HA stamp set. Your card provides a great example of how to use it. Thanks!