The image is from the Stampin' Up! set A Light Unto My Path (p 103 Spring Summer Collection). It's inked in blue bayou and the edges of the vanilla cardstock are distressed with the distressing tool from the cutter kit (p 184) (it's the piece that looks like a flower). Run the edge of the cardstock in one of the notches & the blade with rough it up without roughing up your fingers! (it also makes a great thread cutter). The word dream is from Everyday Flexible Phrases - but of course, you would want to use the word father for a Father's Day Card! The label frame from Hodgepodge Hardware is held in place with some hemp (and a dimensional!). The image is mounted onto a piece of faux leather-ed Kraft cardstock. Ink the cardstock (direct to paper) with basic brown, sand with a sanding block, spritz with water & then crumple. You can get even more dimension to your piece by doing another direct to paper application of basic brown on top again. (I think this may be June's video tutorial….) I was shown this technique a while back and love it for a masculine card. You can't see it in the image, but the card was also sponged with blue bayou to give subtle dimension (perhaps a little TOO subtle – will have to have a heavier hand with that next time).
My newsletter subscribers will recognize this card from earlier this month…but I liked it so much I thought I'd share it here as well. Don't forget that Stampin' Up is releasing the retired list June 15th – check back here for the news, or sign up for my mailing list to get a copy in your email inbox!