Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Happy Father's Day... Top Note!

Burr! It's cold baby... :( This morning we woke up to frost in the area. I'm glad I covered my plants!!

I've been working on a couple Father's Day cards and came up with these using my Frames with a Flourish set... this set is on the SU! retired list! Plus you know how much I like my Top Note die!!

I found some DP that worked perfectly with Not Quite Navy, Garden Green and River Rock. Happy Father's day is gold embossed on both cards. I added some VERY LARGE gold brads in the corners... I must have gotten them at a office shop a while back. Then doing some paper pierced around the Top Note. I used my CuttleBug to emboss my Metallic Bronze cardstock with the Tiny Mosaic pattern to give a masculine feel. The photo doesn't show the metallic look very well, try clicking on the photo for a closer look!
Here I stamped my top and bottom designs with Craft Chocolate Chip and clear embossed. Both cards have a sophisticated look... Enjoy!

Now off to hang my curtain panels in our spare bedroom... can't wait to see the results!!

Have a super day my stampin' friends!! Remember to stamp and SMILE today... he! Thanks for poppin' in! :)

Smiles... Michelle :)

Stamps: SU! Frames with a Flourish, All-Year Cheer 2 Paper: SU! Garden Green, Not Quite Navy, River Rock, Metallic Bronze (Michael's), DP (DCWV) Ink: SU! Craft Chocolate Chip, Gold Rush, Classic Chocolate Chip Other: SU! Top Note Die, gold brads (office shop), dimensionals, Gold and Clear Embossing Powders, CB Tiny Mosaic embossing folder, ribbon (Target Club Wed), paper piercing, gold pearls (Michael's), etc.

22 comments:

Ann said...

It's cold here, too! Doesn't seem like June weather at all.

Your cards are so great! I really love argyle for men's cards, and I love how you stamped on the dp on the second one.

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Oooh, nice masculine cards!! Love 'em both! :-)

Jeanette said...

Amazing! How do you think of so many great cards and layouts?

Riet said...

Wowww Michelle,what a beautiful cards,l love the papers and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Michelle, I just LOVE these!! Gorgeous cards and lovely layouts on them both!! You did the top note with an outstanding job!! I'm always looking for masculine style!! ;) Sorry it's so cold over there!! It's chilly here in IL, but not enough for frost! OUCH!

Diane Davis said...

Hi, Michelle! I love your latest creations! The bronze card stock looks great. ( FYI - Did you know that it has a black core and it looks fabulous when you tear it?)
I will see you soon!

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your top note cards, so cool.

Bogner's said...

I am really beginning to love my top note too! Your cards are very 'hansom!' They are very elegant as well. I might have to borrow the split top note idea for a father's day card of my own!

Debbie Pamment said...

Fabulous Father's Day Cards - you've done it again!!! I just love to visit and see what new things you've been up to - you always amaze with your talent!!
xXx and hugs

Paula Barin said...

Love these masculine cards. The embossing and piercing really stand out and the gold sentiment looks very rich.

Steph said...

Michelle, Very nice cards. I love the brown textured paper. They are both very masculine cards. Great job:)

LeAnne said...

Awesome cards, Michelle! Love that chocolate embossing---very elegant & rich! Yum, it's making me hungry! CHOCOLATEEEEEEE!!!!

Emily said...

Wow! Awesome Father's Day cards Michelle! I think houndstooth and plaids are just perfect for masculine cards. I did click to take a closer look and man do they look great! I love the choc chip designs on the top and bottom. Very nice:))

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

FAbulous cards Michelle! You always show me new ways to use stamp sets I tend to avoid. Now I have to dig out Frames with a Flourish...you've inspired me!

laurie said...

WOW these are terrific...perfect masculine cards!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

You definitely rock that Top Notes die!!! I love both cards, but I think the second one is my favorite. I like the way you did the swirl above and below the greeting. Nice touch using gold embossing for the lettering...and those ginormous brads. Very cool!

We had the strangest weather today... thunder storms and lightening and some rain. Crazy! We rarely see that out here. Paul and the kids and I found it rather fascinating, but I guess the lightening started some fires, and killed a woman in a nearby town when the tree she was standing under was struck and fell on her. Sad. It will probably be humid here tomorrow.

My jammies are calling for me, so off I go.

Big hugs and smiles to my very talented and creative friend!
Lisa

Deb Rymer said...

Such classy haberdashery, Michelle. Love it!

mochamama said...

These are perfect Father's Day cards Michelle. Love them both

Dawn Easton said...

Fantastic Father's Day cards Michelle!! Love the top note dies and the dp you used....awesome!

We were close to frost this week too...ack!

Alberta said...

Great cards! Love your color selections. Especially like the one with the added texture. Great job!

Silke said...

WOW - Michelle - these are fabulous Father's Day card!!! Love them both!!! Sooooo elegant and yet very masculine :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Susan (peebsmama) said...

These do have a very "country club" feel to them with the argyle paper, flourishes and brads. Great guy cards.