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Friday, June 5, 2015

Let's Hear It For The Boys!

Hello, Sweet Friends!  Today we are featuring many of the masculine stamp sets at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamp Store with a "Let's Hear It For The Boys" Blog Hop.  With Father's Day being just a couple of weeks away, the Design Divas have decided to pay special tribute to the special men in our lives…both young and old.  Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps has so many fabulous stamp sets that are perfect for creating those challenging masculine cards that we need…and stamp sets that you would not think of as masculine, but can be made so depending on the colors and design used. Get ready to be inspired by these sweet, talented ladies and hop along with us by clicking on the links below.  Be sure to leave a little love behind as you hop from one fabulous blog to the next, and...

Let's Hear It For The Boys!

Here is the card I made in memory of my father: 


Creative Nugget:  My father has been gone for twenty-one years now and I still can't go to the beach without thinking of him.  He loved the ocean, loved catching and eating crabs, and LOVED deep sea fishing…so this one is in memory of my dad!  I enjoy creating scenes on cards so the Wish You Were Here and Happy Ocean Friends stamp sets were perfect for making my beach side-step card.  The background for the card was sponged and the elements of the scene were colored with Copic Markers.  The "DAD" sentiment is from the Super Dad stamp set and the Beach Dies, the Clouds & Raindrops Dies, and the Banner Dies were also used to complete this card.

Here are the stamps and dies currently available at the Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Store that were used to create my tribute to Dad:

This card will also be entered in the following challenges:


Thanks so much for stopping by…have fun hopping along for the Let's Hear It For The Boys Blog Hop!

Hugs,
Cathymac

13 comments:

Angie said...

Cathy this makes me smile all over!!!!! This is exquisite! Everything about it is top notch and super cute! The fish are adorable and I just love the way you used the DAD sentiment from "super dad"!!! Awesome card!

Jenny said...

Awww....I'm sure your dad would have loved this card Cathy! Makes me want to go on vaction to the beach - beautiful!

Judy Rozema said...

This is just amazing, Cathy! I am so in awe of your coloring! Your dad is truly honored by your talents!

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a lovely tribute card in your Dad's memory, Cathy! The folds are perfect for your fabulous beach scene!! Hugs, Darnell

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous male card, thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin', hope you can join our Something New, Something Old challenge too.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Eemeli said...

Oh, I like this a lot! Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafting From The Heart. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you also next time.

Hugs from Finland,
Eemeli {DT}

mgpm said...

My dad's been gone for two years now and I never would have thought of making a card for him anyway! :) It's hard when they go, they are missed so much. I love your design, and I'm sure your father sees it and is so proud of you.

Nana Griffin said...

This is just so cute!

Conniecrafter said...

Such a cute and fun scene, I love these step cards for scenes like this, love your coloring!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Amazing card Cathy. Love the images, the whole scene... the side-step gives a nice dimension to this beauty.

JD/ Jill said...

What a wonderful tribute to your DAD! Beautifully colored card.
It's been 21 years next month since I lost my father!

Cynthia said...

Love this ocean themed stair step card, Cathy. Lovely tribute to your Dad!

Wedgie said...

Awesome card, love the theme and design. Thanks for joining us last week at Sweet Stampin - we hope to see you again this week for the new challenge! Congratulations on being our spotlight card! Wedgie xxx