Friday, May 29, 2015

My Dad

Last week the Taylored Expressions newsletter did a feature on fathers and this is the card I made for the project. What a great time to honor our fathers...Memorial Day was a time to focus on our heros (my dad for sure!!) and Father's Day is right around the corner. Let me tell you a little about my dad:

My dad, Duane, at 92 years young has had a long and very blessed life. He grew up on a farm in Southern Iowa during the Depression. He lost both his parents before he was fourteen so he lived with his sister until he graduated from high school. He then joined the navy and was stationed at Pearl Harbor during WWII. He married my mother, Betty, in January of 1945 and today they have been married over 70 years. He owned his own business until he retired and then he began to enjoy life with travel and grandchildren. The things I will always remember about him are his kindness, fairness, crazy since of humor, and his love for his family.   I love him dearly and am sooo proud to call him my DAD !!!  

The reason I used the car image from the Taylored Expressions Real Classic Stamp Set is because Dad owned a 1956 red and gray Chevy that looks just like the car image!! 

The image was colored with Copics and the grill was stamped again on silver metallic paper, colored with Copics, and popped up on the front of the car....Silver Stickles was added to the lights for a little glam. The car was cutout and adhered to the Shimmer White banner diecut that was cutout  with the TE Bottled Up Die...Dad was added to the license plate. The Argyle Cutting Plate was used on silver metallic cardstock to create the background and twine was added to finish it off. 

This is my Dad at his 90th birthday party...he is such a handsome guy!!!!

Thanks for stopping by....have a great day!!!

Supply List:
Taylored Expresins Stamps: Real Classic
Paper: Shimmer White, Metallic Neutrals, Red Pepper, Cherry Pop, Oreo, Sugar Cube (TE)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Black Twine (TE), Markers (Copics), Silver Stickles (Ranger)
Taylored Expressions Dies: Argyle Cutting Plate, Bottled Up


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so fun

Doreen said...

This is just fabulous,love the image and fab

Shawna said...

Love it!

Mary Marsh said...

this is a great Father's Day card Joan-and what a blessing to still have your Dad