Friday, May 20, 2011

Enjoy The Journey

Hi Friends!
Happy Happy Friday!
I'm soooo excited for the weekend! How about you? :)

My card for you today is a card that I'm contemplating using for my swap group this month. The theme is MAN cards and I think I really like how this one turned out. I'm also going to enter it in the Cards for Men Challenge #10, for Someone Special.

As soon as I saw this image pop up at Wax Fruit Company, I knew I had to snatch it up! My dad is kind of a hard person to make cards for, but he LOVES GOLF, so this image is PERFECT!!

I really wanted to create an earthy background to go with the scenery of this image. So I decided to use Basic Grey Origins and combine a bunch of those background papers to make my own background. Then I took one of the patterned papers and placed it behind the immie, with some stitching, just to make it stand out a bit from the background. I also asked my DH if I could snag one (or a few!) of his golf tees to make my card complete!

I chose this sentiment from SU, so that my card would be more of a generic MAN card for the swap, but I think when I make the one for my dad I will replace the sentiment with a PTI Happy Father's Day. :) Or perhaps I'll still keep "Enjoy The Journey" on the outside and put the second sentiment on the inside. LOL, it takes me forever to make decisions!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thank you so much for stopping by today!


martina's kaartjes said...

lovely card ! great idea,
thanks for sharing,
greetings, martina

Jennifer Shults said...

this is awesome Kadie! I love the striped background paper and you did a gorgeous job on coloring that image!

Sparkle said...

Such a fabbie card! My FIL is totally into golf, so will have to add this image to my collection!

Carol W said...

OMG.....Kadie this is ABSOLUTELY JAW DROPPING STUNNING....amazing, beautiful, wonderful....I love this card (and I don't even golf). Your coloring is perfect and the image, layout and total card is so well executed...Standing "O" for you my

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Fantastic man card, Kadie! I would love to have one of these. I have so many guys in my family who are golf nuts! I've never heard of Wax Fruit Company. I'll have to check them out. Love it!!!

Mary Giles said...

Kadie this is awesome! You are a detail girl and this card is the bomb! Fabulous coloring and paper choices...I think it is funny that we both picked sentiments that had "journey" in them. I tell you we are melding.

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

Kadie, your card is gorgeous! Love the way you did the paper and that image is perfect for a manly card! I especially like the way you used a real golf tee!

WencheP said...

Very cool! Thank you for joining us over at Cards for Men.


April said...

I have been on a mission to find jimmies for men - this one is great! Thanks for the inspiration!

Alison said...

Great image and I love the tee embellishment! Thanks for playing along with our 'Someone Special' challenge at Cards for Men and good luck!
Hugs, Alison x

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Adorable card!!! I just love those background papers.. I love the way you colored those images and the layouts are looking nice.
Thanks for this great post.

djones said...

Love this card. What a great idea to use a real golf tee!! Your coloring of the image is FABULOUS!!! You are incredibly talented.

Kim Y. said...

Wonderful card!