Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dapper Golfing Dad

I love how interactive Facebook is!
Last week (or so) I posted a question on
what Sport you'd like to see in a card...
Tanya Sasaki commented 'Golf'...
So, thanks Tanya -
HERE is my card from YOUR Suggestion!!
(What do you think? 
Leave me a comment and let me know!!)
I don't golf and neither does my husband (yet - he keeps threatening to learn - lol).  When I think of Golfing I think funny argyle pants, shoes, polo and bow tie...
a rich man's game....
rich men and women who may dress a little funny (lol).
I also think about all that beautiful Green Grass they play on.
So with our In-color Gumball Green card stock as the card base, the Prints Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack (Spring Mini) and this pretty patterned paper!
Embossing this Dapper Dad stamp set with my Versa Mark stamp pad, Black embossing powder and heat gun (Idea Book & Catalog), it is sharp, retro and cool -
shiny like patent leather!
'Dad' in Argyle from the 'Loved Ones' retired stamp set fit soooo perfectly - I couldn't resist stamping it in Gumball Green ink on the top of this Dapper Dad trio.

Wrapping it up with our Stitched Satin Gumball Green ribbon is sharp and a little metro - kind of like this card! 
Using our Glossy White card stock, punching three 1-3/8" circles and running it through the Big Shot and our Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder so that the dots are De-Bossed (fancy lingo for going in vs. embossing out - lol).  It's shiny with these little divots - just like a little golf ball!
The Trio of three balls to the side of the three manly images is cohesive to the eye and odd numbers are appealing to the subconscious - cool, huh?!?!
The subtle raised 'golf balls' are popped up with our Stampin' Dimensional adhesive - so easy and fun!
My cousins play golf often... maybe my husband will join them, lol.  I love that the manly look can be achieved without tools or fish.. a fun way to change up a masculine card!

What man would YOU give this card too?
Leave me a comment and let me know.
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