Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Father's Day :: Flower Soft

The time is almost here!  Yes, we're getting ever closer to Father's Day.  That wonderful day of the year that we set aside to honor the amazing men in our lives.   I'm blessed to be surrounded by some pretty phenomenal men, and admittedly, SOMETIMES... ummmmm...MANY times they drive me a little more than nuts, but at the same time, I know how truly lucky I am to have them all!  At nearly 50 years old, both of my grandpas are still with us, and even though sometimes when  visiting them they may not remember my name, when I see that spark of recognition (or confusion because I look so much like mom), or when I hear one of them say when they hear my name, "That's my girl.", it makes me smile, because you know that somewhere in there... they know... they remember, and that's such a wonderful thing.  It may be fleeting, but it's there.  From both grandpas, to my dad, husband, and sons, I am SO very blessed to be surrounded by their strength, love, support, and craziness from each and every one of them.  Sunday is the day we set aside to honor them, but I am so very grateful for them ALL of the time, and yes, that includes when they're driving me nuts!  Without them, life would be forever changed, and I pray with all of my heart that somewhere in there... I'll know... I'll always remember, and know how truly blessed they make and have made my life.   HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to the phenomenal, crazy, amazing, and wonderful men in my life!  I LOVE YOU ALL!!!

I combined several different stamp sets to create this card.  The image is from Stampin' Up! Harvest Blessing stamp set.  The background panel is the burlap background stamp from Market Street Stamps, and the sentiment is from The Angel Company.  I colored the image with Copic markers R22, R24, R27, R29, C1, C3, C5, and C7, and added some highlights with a white gel pen.  For the grass under the tractor, I used some of my Flower Soft Products.  I used a combination of Tree Textures Clam Shell, and  Flower Soft Meadow.   The burlap ribbon is from Stampin' Up!, and the metal gears are from Tim Holt's Idea-ology line of products.  The edges of all the panels were sponged with Tim Holtz distress ink in Walnut Stain.

A  little closer look at the details.

Thanks for dropping by today.  I hope that YOU have a wonderful and blessed day, and I wish you lots of Happy Stampin'!!!!


Kate said...

This is a Gorgeous Card My Friend, Love the Details and of Course your coloring is just WOW!

Cindy Beland said...

Such an AWESOME Father's day card Lorie, Hope you have a GREAT day with them all!!!BIG HUGS my friend :)

Mary Ann said...

WOW!Such a great card!!!!Beautiful!!!!

Judy McMullen said...

Oh, Lorie, what a beautiful card and wonderful tribute to the men in your life! Miss you!!

marsha said...

This is such a fantastic card! Love all the embellishments and your colors rock!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

What a lovely, lovely card, Lorie! :)