My husband loves this photo of Alex. Alex had been hanging out with Dyeda in the basement (also referred to as the treasure cave where one man's treasure is .. well, I wasn't entirely fond of the 30 year old rabbit's foot that had to come home with us - rabbit's feet start to shed when they reach a certain age) and found these great headphones.
I linked the 70s-style headphones to music, handlebar moustaches and a time stamp to reflect an era of yesteryear. I really like the way the theme of this card came together and that it maintained its meaningfulness and purpose - Father's Day.
To create the backdrop of the card I used Tim Holtz Distressing Inks (broken china, tea dye) and Prima Donna Downey Studios Perforated Dot Flower stencil. The results gave me goose bumps. I never had so much fun using a stencil before. I very much liked the way the distressing turned out, however, I wanted a bit of pop and began doodling using a metallic marker.
I used stamps from 7 gypsies and Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Collection Stampers Anonymous. My trusty musical stamp made an appearance on the photo.
If you notice off to the side there is a dotted strip of paper with cross-stitching and again a strip at the top of the card which functions nicely as a disconnected frame. This is my first attempt at stitching on a paper craft. I've been meaning to dig my sewing machine out of the basement for a while (I really want to re-cover my cushions in the sunroom). However, I have so many new paper craft goodies I'm not sure it'll happen this summer. Maybe a few more stitching pieces and I'll get the itch for a bigger accomplishment.
The image behind Alex was embossed with a Sizzix moustache embossing folder I found at the Inked Stamper. I distressed it with Distressing Paint (picket fence) and Distressing Ink (vintage photo). Recollections is responsible for the moustache and screw brads. I decided to add a little ribbon for colour. The back of the ribbon was stark white and to not have it become so incredibly prominent, I distressed it with vintage photo.
In order to really make the photo part of the card I added the stamp and some metallic doodling.
Happy Father's Day to all the great dads out there. And a very very special Father's Day to my guy, Alex's dad. We love you to bits and pieces xx