Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tie One On!

 Some Dad's may tie one on this Father's Day...but many will not be wearing a tie that day.  Did you think I meant something else?!  

Hambo Stamps sent me the digi 'Three Ties' as a reward for playing in their challenge at the Hambo Hoedown last week.  They send out a freebie every week!
Its almost too good to be true.

Their challenge this week was to use one of the of ties and the sketch they provided.
 I paper pieced the tie. You'd be hard pressed to find an easier image to cut out and paper piece!

The background paper is plain cardstock with a technique called Acrylic Emboss applied to it.  I got that technique from the Technique Junkies Newsletter.

It basically involves acrylic paint, embossing and distress inks.  I like the rugged look to this piece and thought it would be excellent for a man's card.

I used Distress inks on all of the edges to distress them.  I stamped a wood grain stamp to the circle the sentiment is backed with to give it some 'texture'.

So, at this point I will enter it in a bunch of challenges:
Hambo Hoedown - use digi provided and sketch
Wags n Whiskers - one for the boys
Bearly-Mine - anything goes
Clear it Out - let the paper piecing begin
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Sat . - Father's Day
Mark's Finest Papers - Father's Day
Clearly iStamp  - distressing
Stamp Something - something punched
Paper Play -  Father's Day
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - no backing papers
Crafts and Me - stamp something
Whimsie Doodles - Father's Day
Creative Inspirations - card for Dad
The Stamping Boutique - Men only
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - a special reason
Craft your Passion - anything goes
Paper Sundaes - let's get sentimental
Disclaimer - I make all attempts to adhere to the rules of your challenge.  If I have accidentally broken one of your rules, I apologize, as it was not intentional.

Thanks for popping in!


Tenny Kusuma said...

OOohhh... I love this card. So masculine and just lovely. TFS.

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine ……..

Michele said...

this is wonderful! you have great style. thank you for joining the "a special reason" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Debs M said...

great card, perfect for Father's Day! Thanks for joining the ‘No Backing Paper’ Challenge’ at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges
Debbie Dt x
(Visit my blog, I have candy!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Peggysue your card is so creative. I love this beautifully created masculine card. The distress inks add so much interest and flavor to this exquisite creation. Beautiful work! Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends! I love coming to view and enjoy your work.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

alicaz said...

so cool! Looks like a very special card for a very special dad!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Alica ;)

Cassie said...

Wow, that background is amazing, PeggySue! Thanks for playing the CIC again :D

Judy Rozema said...

Wow! Is this elegant and GQ or what? I love the direction you went with this -- it looks so spiffy! So glad you played in the Hoedown this week!

Winnie and Patty said...

Peggysue--what a cute Father's Day card!!!! Love the tie tack you used! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Vicki Romaine said...

I really like your man's shirt. I'm esprecislly glad you used the acrylic embossing technique. Thanks for joining "A Special Reason" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Janeen said...

What a great card and very nice sketch to follow. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends. Good luck in the random drawing.

Marie said...

A lovely card for a male. It looks fabby. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this week.
Love n hugs

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Wonderful Father's Day card!! Love the tie!! Thank you so much for playing along with this weeks Whimsie Wednesday Challenge!!
Sheri-WD DT

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! Love this gorgeous Father's Day card!!!!
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous artwork with us at Speedy's Friends.

Collette said...

This is great! Especially like your tie tack. Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique.

ahlers5 said...

Beautiful card. Love the papers you chose. they add so much. thanks for joining us at Wags 'n whiskers.

sara said...

what a fab fathers day card love the tie thanks for joining us at paper sundaes and stamp something this week
hugs sara x

Mona Evy said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing this weeks at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge!

shell said...

Fabulous image i love it, Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
Shell xx

Jenn said...

Peggysue, I just love all the texture on your card! What great papers!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown!


Alicia said...

Oooh I love your male card! Thanks you so much for sharing your talent at PaperPlay this week! Please feel free to enter my magnolia candy at my blog.
Alicia xx

Marcie S. said...

This is a FABULOUS masculine card! I just LOVE the background technique you used; thanks for posting the link to it! Thanks for playing along with us at the Hambo Hoedown this week!

Miranda said...

cool men's card PeggySue, awesome
thanks for joining the TSB challenge this week

Kathy D. said...

The background is amazing. The card is right on with distressing manly feel. love the pin/jewel in the tie! Details make the card! Thanks for distressing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #29 at

Hope to see you Friday as challenge #30 comes out!

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