Sunday, June 19, 2011

A Father's Day Card

Happy Father's Day to all of your husbands, dads, brothers, sons (and maybe to you?!) as we celebrate a beautiful day honoring all dads!

My husband has a passion for flying -- he's a pilot as a hobby, but would give his eye-teeth (maybe even more! LOL) to be a pilot for his career! He started out getting his pilot's license very young -- if he didn't get his pilot's license before his driver's license, it was within a month or two! Since then we've made a few trips to visit family, a jaunt here and there to Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard, up to Maine or New Hampshire for lunch, etc. Unfortunately, flying is very expensive! You rent a plane by the hour (at $200 or more!), which sometimes prohibits those little jaunts nowadays. Still, I thought he'd appreciate this card to celebrate his day!

I used the Color Spritzer tool to add a little pizzazz to the card. Not sure if it had the desired effect or not. I used a vintage brad in the center of my compass. The paper is from the new Nautical Expedition DSP pack in the summer mini. Love the rich colors in this!

Here's closeup photo. The Night of Navy layer is embossed using the Big Shot and my lattice folder. I handcut out the compass and my "banner". That could have been an idea too I suppose -- to use it as a banner that the plane was towing! Anyways ... I hope your weather is as gorgeous as ours today! After church, we're headed up to a quaint little outdoor restaurant in Rockport for seafood and an afternoon skipping over the large rocks that "dot" the shore!


1 comment:

Ann Schach said...

Perfect masculine card! I love the vintage touches and the distressing you have done!