Sunday, August 26, 2012

More eyelets #2

Greetings - and thank you for calling back. I had hoped to be back sooner, but spring is making  real headway here, and not only has spring 'sprung', but so have the grass and the weeds, and several shrubs have needed clipping back before they turned the place into a jungle, albeit a civilised one.



I have another Fathers Day card to share today, and I have again used eyelets for third card in the SCS group challenge, and because they 'fitted' on the card, being masculine. Well that is my theory and I am sticking to it. 



I started with a dark brown base and added a layer of Tim Holtz 'idea-ology' kraft paper that I have had for nearly 12 months....


The image is a retro one from the ever generous Karen over at the  Graphics Fairy  blog, coloured with chalks. The corrugated card has also been in my stash 'forever' :-).


I printed off the sentiment from my computer and cut it into a banner shape - it had to be placed there as a smudge had mysteriously appeared on the image panel. 

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Card Recipe:
Card Stock - Dark Brown, Green corrugated
Ink: Tea stain distress ink
Stamp - digi from Graphics Fairy
Accessories - eyelets, chalks

27 comments:

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this is so cute and a perfect masculine card! LOVIN' those eyelets on here and that crimped paper! Great card.
Lynn

Marilyn said...

This is a great guy card Maxine and I love the image so am going to have to go check those out. How did we manage before Kraft paper? I love that stuff! I like that banner and the eyelets too.

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Maxine,
this a super man's card. I love the clean lines of it and the background paper. nice colouring with the chalks.
hugs maz

Lovely Linda said...

Great card Maxine - I love that image and the eyelets - you have brought them back into fashion my friend! A great father's Day card! {{{hugs}}}

Kristie Maynard said...

Thanks for joining the QKR Stamede challenge! Your card takes me back to my childhood, great image and great job on the card!

Dawn said...

Love the image and your design is wonderful Maxine. The eyelets are perfect for the card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

A perfect image for Father's Day- let the gents relax....ahhhhhh! I love your use of the eyelets, the background Kraft and love the green corrugated paper too. Looks like you are having fun my friend!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Love this retro feel card. Thank you for sharing it with us a Craft Your Day's Away and good luck.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Dana said...

Great Image...Thanks for playing at Digi Haven.
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Ruza Rebel said...

Cool card ... very retro!
Thank you for joining the QKR Stampede Challenge. Good luck on the draw!
Ruza ~ QKR DT

Crea-Sandra said...

Great card, I love all the eyelets!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven!
Hugs xx Sandra

Paige said...

Perfect use of eyelets! This is a wonderful masculine card with a great image and fun texture!

Jeannie said...

What a perfect Father's Day card and I really like the colors too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Haven.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Gale said...

Great Father's Day card. Love the eyelets and the retro image. Thanks for joining us at PCJ and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale

Sandy Trefger said...

What a unique card! I love the eyelets and the background! Thanks for joining us at Digi Haven this week!
~Sandy
sandy's crafty creations

MiamiKel said...

Maxine this is simply delish!! What a happy card and you've done a wonderful job on the eyelets!! Blessings!!

Darlene said...

Maxine, what a great retro card, I just love it! And you get a prize for sure for the eyelet work! Love the corrugated CS and the shades of greens you used.

Alicia said...

This card is fantastic Maxine! Perfect for Fathers Day and I love the eyelets. Nicholas is a real "talker" and a grunter!! I cant wait to hear what he really wants to say! I dont think I will ever be lonely or bored when he starts talking!!
Alicia xx

Margaret said...

Fabulous card, Maxine. Love the retro look. Great use of the eyelets!

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, love the corrugated cardm fabulous use of eylets too. Thank you for joining us at Fat Pages and ATC's this fortnight. Abbie (Owner) xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Maxine, this card is AWESOME! Love that relaxing guy.... and your use of eyelets is inspiring.

Berit Synnøve said...

Fabulous male card. Love your image and all the eyelets.
Thanks for joining our last challenge at Craft Your Days Away.
Hugs Berit

Sarah said...

Great card-- love this image! I might have to pull out some eyelets I feel so inspired! Thanks for creating with us at QKR Stampede!

Cathy A said...

I think we have enough rain to create a jungle of weeds, great card, has a 60s feel to it!

Maria Matter said...

love this design!!!
I'll be featuring you this week @ Inspire Me Fridays, thanks so much for linking up!

cardcreationsnz said...

Great Father's Day card. I like your use of eyelets. It has been a while since I have used them, but great to use, especially on masculine cards.

Amy said...

This is such a cool Father's Day card!