Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop


I'm so excited to be playing along in the Taylored Expressions Blast from the Past Blog Hop with an AMAZING group of talented papercrafters!! You can find the list of participants at the end of this post - be sure to visit them all, you definitely won't be disappointed!!

For my Blast from the Past project, I actually decided to purchase one of my favorite TE sets that has been on my Wish List for quite awhile but that I just never got around to adding to my cart. Well, it's that time of year and this Blog Hop seemed like a good excuse, so I am FINALLY the proud owner of Boys Will Be Boys! YAY! I used the trio of ties image and the #1 Dad sentiment to create this fun card for my Father-in-Law for Father's Day:


Are you tired of that sketch yet? It's one of Jen del Muro's Sketch For You to Try sketches from last month and I'm telling you, it just may be the most perfect sketch ever created! I can't stop using it!! I stamped the tie image once on cream cardstock, then masked off one of the ties and stamped it again so I'd have a nice odd number of ties in a row (I wanted an oblong panel of ties and I have this weird aversion to even numbers). I then stamped the ties on various colors of cardstock to match the Thrift Shop DP (October Afternoon) I used on the rest of the card, cut them out with a hobby blade and popped them up on dimensionals on the original cream panel. I added a scalloped border and some pleated chocolate grosgrain to finish it up.



26 comments:

raduse said...

Awesome card and great details too.

Taylor said...

This is fabulous, Jen! I love the pleated ribbon... the perfect touch of ribbon for this manly card! Love your paper pieced ties too!

Thanks for playing in our Blast from the Past blog hop!

the whimsical butterfly said...

AWESOME Card, Jen! I love the different colored ties and that ribbon. I'm horrible at making anything non-girlie so this is truly an inspiration to me! Love it!

Karen Motz said...

love love LOVE this Jen!!! That row of ties is spectacular!!

TannyP said...

Love those ties! I never make any great guy cards like this....you've really inspired me!

Jen A said...

Oh what a wonderful father's day card! Love all the ties in a row...nicely done!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a fabulous card Jen! Love the masculin colors and those paper-pieced ties. :o)

Jackie Pedro said...

This is freakin' fabulous, Jen!! I LOVE the layout and those ties all lined up! Great card!!

Wendy said...

I didn't know about this hop!! But I can tell you girlfriend that I LOVE YOURS!!!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy guacamole!! This is OUT of this world Jen! FAB papers and layout and I LOVE all the ties!!! PERFECTION!!

Tangii said...

LOVE this card! I'm thinking I need that set now too. Your paper piecing is perfect for this card/set! THanks for the inspiration!

Karen Giron said...

That's it, I'm flying to HI and you're gonna show me how to make such FAB boy cards!!! This is AMAZING! Love the ties and that ribbon!!!

Lori said...

This card is so AWESOME! Love all the details! Glad to visit you on the hop!

Donna said...

FABULOUS card! So glad you played in the hop with us!

Alex Maldonado said...

oh so elegant!!! love this Jen, its so clean and just perfect looking!!! beautiful!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Oh wow, I LOVE this! What a great idea for a Father's Day card!

Stacey Schafer said...

love this, Jen! the row of ties is so clever:)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Love this, Jen! The row of ties is fabulous.. great card for your FIL!!

Lisa T said...

Your card is great! I love that dp and the tie image.

Carolina said...

What a fab card Jen! Beautifully colored and the ribbon is the perfect touch! I'm so glad you were able to join the hop today!

Clarissa said...

I love the layering, yet simple lines you have used. I too, love the set you have used.

Kathy Martin said...

Wow, that's an awesome tie card! :)

Rosie said...

What a gorgeous card! Perfect!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh I love all those paper pieced ties! FANTASTIC!

Michelle /Eliotstamps said...

Great card! I love the mix of patterns and that cute pink tie!

FibreJunky said...

Oh, that is so super cute!! What a great father's day card! Another set I need...