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Monday, June 4, 2012

In The Harbor Father's Day Card

Created this Father's Day Card using a digi, In the Harbor, I won from Stitchy Bear by entering a challenge at One Stitch At A Time.

Did not set out to have 35+ challenges to enter this in but it is what it is and I think it came together nicely with not  too much or too less in any way shape or form.

Daughter helped me choose the color scheme & sailor boat layout which has a Summer vacation look to it also. She is great for that sort of thing as well as her artwork.

I first printed the digi onto Kraft cardstock (brown color). The first time I had used Kraft cardstock to print on with my printer. The cardstock went into printer & came out without no printing on it for 1st attempt. The Kraft cardstock is thicker than ordinary printer paper so I adjusted the margin thingies that hold the paper in place in the printer feeder tray. 2nd attempt printed just fine.

Cut the digi out of the Kraft cardstock. Embossed the cut out digi image using Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder for wood texture look. Used Tim Holtz Distress Ink walnut stain on the edges of the cut out digi image.

Printed the digi on gray cardstock. Used Blog Quick Quotes Powder Puff chalk. Used Blue Hawaiian for the sky. Used Blue Hawaiian & Tahiti on water. Used Green with Envy for greenery/moss.

Used Spellbinders die cut for gray & red layers. Used Tim Holtz Distress Ink walnut stain on edges of red layer. Put the cut out Kraft cardstock digi on top of the gray using foam adhesive to give 3D look. Arranged the pieces on the Base. Before using adhesive on layers I put raffia in place. Used adhesive on pieces. Used foam adhesive for gray layer on red layer.

Used Life is a Beach Cricut cartridge to print the Seagull. Stamped sentiment 'You float my boat' on the Seagull. Used Tim Holtz Distress Ink black soot on edges of Seagull.

Stamped a piece of Kraft cardstock with Father's Day '#1 Dad' sentiment, used corner rounder & attached it to the chipboard tag.

For inside I used a piece of Kraft cardstock to hide the raffia and a piece of Tim Holtz core'dinations blue china cardstock. Embossed the blue china cardstock with Tim Holtz Rays embossing folder. Attached a Seagull to inside on blue china cardstock. Pushed up the wings on Seagull for 3D look.

Inside of card:

buttons: 2 brown

Blog Quick Quotes Powder Puff Chalks -

Amaretto & Maraschino Cherry - on Base embossed Kraft americana red striped & Kraft colored cardstock

Blue Hawaiian - sky
Green with Envy - greenery/moss
Tahiti - over top of Blue Hawaiian for water

chipboard: DCWV the spring - the brown & blue chipboard tag

Cricut: Life is a Beach 5" Seagull - 
only printed 1 of the 3 Seagulls

digi: Stitchy Bear 'In the Harbor'

Tim Holtz 
Rays - inside card
Woodgrain - on boats digi & Base cardstock

Memento Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - 
black soot - on edges of Seagull
lemonade - on sun rays inside card
walnut stain - on boats & red Spellbinders Nest die cut

paper (used scraps for all except the Base):
8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Base Kraft americana cardstock - red striped & Kraft colored
core'dinations Tim Holtz blue china cardstock
gray cardstock
Kraft cardstock 

paper distreser: Tim Holtz

punch: Fiskars corner rounder - on Kraft cardstock that is on chipboard tag

raffia: tan color

sander: Tim Holtz - on Base

Spellbinders: Nestabilities Labels Eight

KAndrew Splash-tasticSummer clear stamp - You float my boat
studio g clear stamp - #1 Dad

Entering this into the following challenge:

2 Sisters Ch94 Inside & Out unlim 2nd 6/2-8
Allsorts Ch Wk157 Oh I do like to be beside the seaside lim3 1st 6/2-8
Aud Sentiments Ch55 Any Sentiment unlim 13th 5/23-6/5
Bitten by the Bug 2 Water Theme 6/4-17
Blog Quick Quotes Fri Ch16 6/1-25
Cards for Men Ch12 Father's Day unlim 1st 6/4-17
Catch the Bug June Anything Goes unlim 3rd Ch 6/2-9 

Chalk N Stock Ch1 Anything Goes lim2 1st 6/1-30
Crafting for All Seasons Ch28 Many Layers unlim 4th 5/30-6/11
Crafty Sentiments Anything Goes unlim 7th 5/29-6/4
Cupcake Insp CH163 Seaside/Beach theme lim3 1st 6/3-9
Cute Card Thurs Ch219 Planes,Trains&Autos unlim 1st transportation are boats 5/31-6/6
Dilly Beans Stripes Ch 6/1-7
DLART Thankful Thurs Scrap Card yes I used scraps for this card 5/31-6/16
Exploring Cricut Father's Day must have at least 2 Cricut cuts my 2 Cricut cuts are the Seagulls one on outside & one on inside of card 6/4-9
Forever Friends One For the Boys unlim 2nd animal is Seagull 5/28-6/8 

Friends of Speedy TV Ch Wk23 Buttons & Bows unlim 1st 6/4-10
Getting Cricky Simply Sun Ch Summertime unlim 1st 6/3-30
Gingerloft GL41 Circles, Circles & More Circles unlim 5th circles are buttons 5/27-6/9
Hiding in My Craft Room HIMCR48 Color Ch: Red, Kraft & White 6/2-8
Hot Shot Ch8 Die Cuts unlim 29th 5/12-6/9
Jaihart Sun Are Lovely 10 unlim 2nd 6/3
Jelly Park Ch Boy Crazy lim2 2nd 6/1-13
Just Keep On Creating Anything Goes unlim 48th 5/5-6/18
Little Red Wagon Wood You? wood or woodgrain 5/30
Made Especially for you Father's Day using chipboard 6/4-10
One Stitch At A Time Use a Digi unlimSBDS 1stSBDS 6/3-9
Paper Play Wk22 "Double Delights" use2ofsomething unlim 4th my2arethe2buttons  5/31-6/6   

Paper Playtime Ch76 Die Cuts Vacation Card unlim 1st 6/4-16
Patties Creation Ch45 Father's Day or Card for a Guy lim2 2nd 6/1-13 

Pause Dream Enjoy Ch22 Fav Quote unlim 3rd my quote is You float my boat 6/1-30
Perfect Sentiments PSC34 Anything Goes unlim 6th 5/30-6/5
Pile It On 23 Put a Button on Father's Day 6/3-9 
Raise the Bar Ch107 Hello Summer lim3 2nd 6/1-7/5
Shelly's Images It's a YOU PICK TWO pick at least 2 lim5 4th I used: color blue, digi 5/31-6/6 
Simon Says Stamp & Show Some Texture unlim 1st 6/4-10
Simon Says Stamps Ch Anything Goes unlim 7th 5/30-6/5
Speedy Fox & Friends Ch110 Use Buttons unlim 2nd 6/2-8
Stampin Sisters in Christ Ch142 Any element of Heaven unlim 1st  blue&sky 6/3-9
Stamping With Dragon Ch Heroes unlim 4th Heroes are Dads 5/27-6/7
Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Ch - I Love Summer unlim 2nd 6/1-14
Sugar Creek Hollow Ch14 Father's Day 6/2
Sweet Stampin Ch Fav Stamp lim2 2nd KAndrew Splash-tasicstamp is a fav 6/2-7
The Stamp Man Make It For A Man Ch unlim 2nd 6/1-13
Tuesday Throwdown Ch100 Masculine unlim 3rd 5/29-6/4
Victorine Stamps Ch35 Texture unlim 5th my texture is embossed Woodgrain on boats & Base  5/31 


  1. This is awesome! I love the wide red stripes and all the elements... and of course I love that you've entered it into all these challenges. That is so cool! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime & Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. You ROCK!! :) Janis

  2. Love the outside of the card...really, really nice! If there were an award for most challenges entered you would be the winner hands down! :)

  3. You have been busy! I love the embossing on the inside, and the stamp is beautiful :) Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime and Pause Dream Enjoy this week. Hope to see you back again soon :)


  4. Gorgeous image. Love the sentiment in the gull. THanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  5. Great job coloring the image super cool pops day card. Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge. You really entered into a lot of challenges this time.
    DIANA L.

  6. This is so nice! I love your coloring and all of your added touches. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Pattie ♥

  7. Love the use of the stripes and the sentiment works really well with the image.. Thank you for joining in the fun at Aud Sentiments, good luck, Pauline x

  8. Nicely done! Thanks for playing at SOUS!

  9. very nice...thanks for entering our water challenge at BBTB2.

  10. Great card Melissa! Thanks for entering at Exploring Cricut

  11. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Speedy Fox & Friends.

  12. beautifully done and I especially enjoy the inside of your creation! Thanks for playing along with Perfect Sentiments!

  13. Love the boat scene and the sentiment made me smile. Thanks for joining us at FOSTV again this week.

  14. great card, love those boats, thanks so much for joining us at BBTB2 Challenge, hugs

  15. Oh My Goodness Melissa,this card is absolutely fabulous. Its amazing. TFS

  16. What a wonderful masculine card!

  17. Beautiful inside and out
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week
    Lisa x

  18. This is just awesome! Thanks for joining us this week again at FOSTV.

  19. Fabulous card. Love this image.
    Thanks for joining Gingerloft Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

  20. Great Father's Day card. thanks for joining us at BBTB2. xxD

  21. Great "beachy" Father's Day card. Love the colors. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2. Stephanie

  22. Outstanding card!! Love all the attention to details. Just beautiful. Thanks for playing along with Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
    Belinda, PDECDT

  23. Your card looks great! I love the boats, you did a wonderful job on coloring them. Thanks for joining us at MEFY. Good luck on the challenge.

  24. Great card & image! Love the look of this card and the paper and elements are perfect! :)Amy

  25. Absolutely fabulous father's day card/Love the boats and the added sea gull. Totally love it! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Gingerloft Challenge!

  26. Wow, Melissa, I absolutely LOVE this!! The entire design is fabulous!! The image is beautiful and stamping on the sea gull is so creative!! You did an amazing job!! Thank you so much for linking up at Getting Cricky and Paper Playtime!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Getting Cricky DT
    Paper Playtime DT

  27. Great card, love that digi! Thanks for joining us on the water challenge at BBTB2 ;-)

  28. What a great Father's Day Card! The pop of red is very eye catching! Thanks for joining us at FOSTV this week!!!

  29. I guess your inbox is full from all the comments! LOL
    You did a fantastic job coloring the image. The work done with the chalks is amazing-haven't ever seen chalk used.
    Do you have to spray something overtop of the chalk to keep it from rubbing off?

    Thanks for playing with us @ The Perfect Sentiments.

  30. great card, so fun you were able to enter is so many challenges. thanks for joining us at MRFY!

  31. What a great card. Beautiful digi. The colors are amazing. Thanks for playing along in the Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky.
    Getting Cricky DT Member

  32. What a neat card! Gorgeous work!
    Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “June Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again for our Stella Says Sketch challenge and the chance to WIN!!
    Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  33. This is lovely! I love all the antiquing and distressing. Thanks for sharing your creativity at BBTB2!

  34. WOW! This is fabulous!!! Thank you so very much for joining our challenge at Exploring Cricut and for playing with us at Paper Playtime1!!! :)

  35. Fabulous card Melissa!! I love the image and the how clever to print on the seagull!! So glad you shared with us at FOSTV :)

  36. hi
    love your image
    it makes a really nice masculine card.
    love it totally
    thanx for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges

  37. Great seaside card for Fathers Day. Thank you for joining us at FOREVER FRIENDS 'One For The Boys' Challenge. Good Luck and hope to see you again for our next challenge.
    Diane x

  38. I love the stripes and the image is perfect for a father's day card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  39. This is such a lovely male card. The image is really lovely. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Hugs, Tracey x

  40. Great scene for Father's Day! Thanks for playing with us at Speedy Fox and Friends.

  41. And thanks also for playing at FOSTV.

  42. What a great masculine card! Very well done. So glad you could play along with us at SOUS!

  43. I have to say Melissa this is one of my favorite things that I have seen you do! Wow, I really love the front of that card!

  44. Fabulous card - and so beautifully coloured!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  45. Now that's a manly card, very nice! Thanks for playing in our 'Father's Day or card for a Guy' Challenge #45, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

  46. I love the natical feel of this card..Looks fab..Thanks for playing along at BBTB2...

  47. You did a great job on this card. The boat digital stamp is perfect for the natical look. Your daughter did a great job helping you with the colors. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

  48. Great card Melissa.Fab idea to print outbonto kraft card.Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.
    Jayne x

  49. What an amazing card and perfect for Father's Day. Thanks for playing along with us on Cute Card Thursday this week.

  50. WOW girl ... you are certainly on a roll! Thanks so much for joining our "PICK 2" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  51. this is amazinnggggg! Thanks for joining us at FOSTV

  52. Beautiful card. Great technique. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Be sure to submit your card for the Friends of SpeedyTV challenge this week to make a card using buttons and bows and get another chance to win a free stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers. If you are not a member of SpeedyTV no worries sigh up today it is FREE!!!!!!!!

  53. Wow what an amazing card. Just gorgeous. Love all the techniques you used. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2 for the water challenge.

  54. I love the colours and those boats are just so awesome! Thanks for sharing with us at Made Especially For You!

  55. This is a great card! Thanks for joining in the ME4Y challenge this week! : )


  56. What a handsome masculine card! I love how you used the Quick Quotes PowderPuff Chalk Inks on here!!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Quick Quotes!!!

  57. Lovely! I think the inside is just as nice as the front!

    Thank you so much for sharing your fabulous project with us at Crafting For All Seasons.

    xoxoxo Carly

  58. Melissa--what a great card!!! Just love the boats! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox and Friends Blog Challenge!

  59. Love the scene you have set. Thanks for joining us for 2 Sisters insde and out challenge.

  60. Awesome card! So glad you joined us at Quick Quotes for our latest challenge.

  61. Wow, both cards are fabulous. Thanks for joining the challenge at Chalk N Stock!

  62. What a great card and fabulous colour choice - suits it perfectly. Thanks so much for joining in our 'Favourite Stamp' challenge at Sweet Stampin. x

  63. What a beautiful and well crafted card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Cupcake Inspirations.

  64. Very nice looking card. Thanks for sharing at Exploring Cricut.

    Carson's Creations

  65. beautiful card, thanks for sharing at cupake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  66. What a wonderful male card. The image is just so nice and the inside with the embossing and the seagull is just so nice:)

    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Love Mickaela

  67. Great card Melissa. Beautiful Coloring. Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans this week.

  68. One of my most favorite images, love your coloring and layout, gorgeous creation, thanks so much for sharing with us at our One Stitch at a Time challenge this week

  69. Excellent matching and coloring
    Glad to see you at Sugar Creek Hollow

  70. Love your color choices and the nautical theme! Well done! Thanks for joining our challenge this week at SSiC!

  71. Oh, yippee...four entries for Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week. Thank you so much for your wonderful participation. This is a beautiful card and we appreciate it landing on our blog this week to further inspire us all! Diane Noble (SSIC-DT)

  72. Great card I love the colour combo!

    Thanks for plying beside the seaside this week at Allsorts...

    Emma xxx

  73. Ooh this is truly magnificent.Thanks for joining us over at the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.

    Getting Cricky DT

  74. Very nice card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! :)

  75. What a fab male card - would be great for Father's Day or a Birthday. Thanks for joining us at the Forever Friends Challenge, Lisa DT x

  76. Very pretty card. I like how the sky looks on the inside. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge.

  77. Wow great card and embossing. Thanks for joining us at HIMCR DT AJ!

  78. WOW! That is a lot of challenges. Great job. I love the sentiment on the bird.

    Thanks for joining us in the Getting Cricky Simply Sunday Challenge.

    Getting Cricky DTM

  79. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Exploring Cricut!

  80. Very cool card! Love the techniques used!
    Thank you for joining us at Made Especially for You!
    ♥ Cyndy

  81. This is great thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

  82. Lovely boat card, thanks for joining in with our challenge over at OSAAT and good luck Julie

  83. love that striped effect background! Looks great. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Sarah.

  84. Very nice! Thanks for playing along with the QQ challege.

  85. Fabulous card love your image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxxxxx

  86. I love this...all of the details really add to the design! Thanks so much for joining us over at SOUS! :)

  87. Great card! Love the image! Thanks for joining us for the Simply Sunday Challenge at Getting Cricky with K Andrew!
    Miranda :)
    Getting Cricky DT

  88. Wow!! Way to put your PowderPuff chalking inks to good use!! I love the way you used them to create your backgrounds! Thanks for joining us for our Quick Quotes challenge this month!

    Barb ~ QQDT

  89. What a beautiful Father's Day card and love the layering and design. Thanks for playing along with the QQ challenge :)

  90. this is a fantastic father's day card, definitely one of my favourites of your creations, love it.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creation at Anything goes, Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along. Sorry about the the delay in leaving my comment I have been overseas and then got sick, I will be announcing the winners and will have the next challenge by 01/09 :)