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Dadbday_2 A River Runs Through It:

Image:  Thomas Kinkade for Cornish Heritage Farms; Ink:  Adirondack Espresso; Paper:  Mocha (?) by Cardenon StarDreams; Ribbon: Dashes, Dots n’ Checks (Michael’s); Other:  Antique Copper Mini Brads (Making Memories)

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I can’t believe it.  I actually got a card made for my Dad!  ………………it’s a New Year miracle, I do declare!!! *snarf* This is *so* him.  It perfectly depicts his love of fly fishing, and his fly tying artistry–yes, it is artistry, as far as I’m concerned.  This image is so spectacular that it stands alone, so handsomely, and makes for one of the fastest cards I’ve ever created!  Since I didn’t have time to color it, I decided to accent it with color by using the plaid ribbon, that happened to match the caramel/mocha hues in the pearlescent paper I used for the base.

The inside reads:  "If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles."

I just think that is *so* my Dad–simple and easy going, yet still refined and classic . . . I hope he likes it.  And, knows how much I love him, too!

17 Comments
  1. Julie, very nice. I love the TK images, they are so pretty!
    Great job, as always..
    Hugs,
    Joani

  2. A perfect Dad-card, Julie!

  3. This is so beautiful, Julie!! I love your ribbon choice!!

  4. What a spectacular card! The ribbon is such a great accent! Here’s to a happy day for your Dad! :D

  5. Julie – this is gorgeous!! stunning. I must have that stamp – it would ber perfect for dh and my fil! thanks for the inspiration.

  6. Beautiful, Julie! I love the saying on the inside. Sounds perfect for your Dad!

  7. Well…THUD! It is absolutely gorgeous…And, Ms. Julie, do I spy a little pearlized paper from our shopping trip in Portland? Good times…good times…

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