Well I have told you all previously that I have the best mother in the world (sorry to disappoint all those out there who thought they had her). I am here to add to that by telling you that I also have the world''s greatest father. My cup runneth over and I am truly blessed.
I could wax poetic about my parents - but that's not why you came here :)
Instead I will show you the card I made for my father - an avid fisherman - and hope that the pictures do it even just a little bit of justice!
I have an old retired Stampin' Up! set called Fishin' that came out in 1996. This set was just itching to be used for my Dad's card so I stamped the bullrushes and weeds and water splash and fish all using Stazon Black ink, onto Naturals White cardstock.
On the inside of the card I stamped a few more fish, a fishing pole and a tackle box and traditional fishing hat (think Tilley hat).
I really hope my father likes this card. I tried to get the fish to resemble a rainbow trout (thank you Google Images!). I am not certain how well I succeeded. But I know my father will appreciate the attempt!
This is a wonderful stamp set and perfect for my fisherman father. I know it is retired and I really should sell it at my Open House in June but I am undecided so far. I don't use if often enough to justify keeping it. But will anyone else love it the way I do?!?!? Certainly no one loves my father the way I do. Well...maybe my 8 brothers and sisters (yes - you read that correctly. I am one of 9 children. Told you I had the world's greatest mother and father, didn't I?!).
At any rate, to that wonderful father (married to a wonderful woman), I say, "Happy Birthday and lots of love".
And to the rest of you - enjoy your day. The weekend is almost here! God Bless, ~Cynthia <><