Thursday, June 25, 2020

A Masculine Card For Father's Day

Happy belated Father's Day everyone!  I hope everyone had a great Father's Day, we certainly did.  We were childless but we had a nice time together as a couple and of course the kids called to wish their Father a Happy Father's Day.

I decided to wait to show the card I made for my husband till after Father's Day because I never know who is snooping on my blog and I don't want him to see it beforehand.  I think it's such a generic masculine card it could be used for any event for a guy and not just Father's Day.

The stamp set is an old retired set from Stampin' Up! called "Thoughts of Father".  I just love this set.  They just don't make stamps like they use to and I'm very grateful I still own a lot of these old sets.  


Because the image is so intricate I used pencils to color it in.  I used designer paper for the background and then matted the main image base onto a dark blue paper.   I chose all the colors and papers to keep the card as masculine as possible.  

The inside of the card is stamped with a Father's Day message, but this card could easily be turned into a birthday card with a different message stamped inside.


And now for some Father's Day pictures.  We first went to church.  Yes, our church is open.  Some people seemed surprised by that when I posted these pictures to Facebook.  Our church reopened at 40% capacity about four weeks ago.  Our democrat governor illegally extended our lockdown so the republican legislature took him to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the judges ruled the lockdown illegal because the governor did not consult with the state legislature.  Our church then reopened two weeks later following CDC guidelines.  It is wonderful being back with the church body again and experiencing corporate worship.  I will never take going to church for granted again!

After church we took advantage of all the "freebies" the local restaurants had to offer for Father's Day.  First we went to Arby's where all father's got a free sandwich of their choice.  The dining room of the Arby's was still closed so we had to use the drive thru.  At first we were bummed, but it ended up being a a good thing because we found a sweet local park we didn't know about.  I googled local parks on my phone and found a park only about a mile from the Arby's where we could eat our lunch. It was such a cute park with a little bridge and creek.  There was a nice trail to that we hope to hike in the fall.



After our picnic lunch we went to Culvers for a free Father's Day ice cream.  Their dining room was open, (at a smaller capacity) so we took advantage of it.  It was the first time we sat down inside a restaurant since this nightmare began.  It's still weird with half the tables and chairs gone, the workers wearing masks, and all the "stand here" signs, cones, and tape, but it's better than the dining room being closed.
 

So there you have it, how we celebrated another holiday in our Covid world.  How was your Father's Day?  I'd love to hear from you!

Have A Great Day!  Amy

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26 comments:

  1. That does sound like a great Father's day and your card turned out great. We went kayaking so my husband could spend time fishing; I brought a book along in my kayak and read whenever he wanted to cast.

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    1. Thank you. Your Father's Day sounds so peaceful. We are planning on taking a kayaking trip next week. I'm a little nervous as I can't swim, but I will wear a life preserver.

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  2. That is a very nice card and looks like a wonderful Father's Day was had.

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  3. What a perfect card for Father's Day! And it sounds like you both had a perfect day! We took advantage of several picnic lunches during the lockdown, it's just so nice to eat out at a park. We did go to an Olive Garden in Iowa a couple of weeks ago which was a treat, but somehow I enjoy eating outside more and not because of covid.

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    1. Thank you! I know what you mean. I prefer doing anything outside! When your winters are as long as ours are, you take all the outside time you can get in the summer.

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  4. What a detailed stamp! You are right, they don't make things like they used to. Your card turned out beautifully...a keepsake for sure.

    Love seeing you and the hubs together. Our church just reopened...this will be the 3rd Sunday. We want to go but you have to RSVP and our cases are steadily on the rise, so we are waiting a bit longer. Listened online again last Sunday but it just isn't the same!!

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    1. Thank you. So far, you don't have to rsvp at our church though every week it seems more and more people are coming so they might have to do something. And yes, listening on line is just not the same.

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  5. I think it's wonderful that you make your own cards! We had our family over for Father's Day and had a lovely time as things are slowly getting back to normal. In stores about half of the shoppers wear masks and half don't. I'm in the half don't group and it's fine for those who want to wear them. My daughter sells them in her store, made in USA. Our churches have not opened yet, but I'm looking forward to going when they do!

    Blessings!
    ❤️carmen

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    1. Thank you. I'm in the half don't mask group too, unless it's required by a store. I hope you get to go to church soon!

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  6. The blues and greens in your card are so nice! I'm glad you had a good Father's Day :) I've been doing online church for years so it's not been a big change for me, although we had just started gathering together as a small group of a few families in Brisbane to watch the service online and we haven't been able to do that for a while which is sad. But in July a lot of restrictions lift and I'm sure churches are open then again so we will be able to gather :)

    Hope you had a great weekend! :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Thanks Mica. Yes, it seems like the rest of the world is re-opening but politics is holding America back.

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  7. Such a beautiful card.

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  8. Your card is lovely, Amy! Look for it to be featured in this week’s Creative Compulsions.

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  9. Happy belated Father's Day to your hubby! It sounds like you guys had a great outing. My dad went to Arby's too and he was a happy man! I am glad things are starting to reopen but we are still ways away from normal. Stay safe and wishing you a beautiful 4th of July weekend!

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. Thank you! Yes, that Arby's Father's Day special was a great deal! Things are far from normal here too. Happy 4th!

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  10. seguro que lo pasasteis estupendamente, bonito cuadro.

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  14. What a beautiful card I love the flowers although it has a masculine approach So happy you had a great day with your husband and things are reopening Have a wonderful weekend Lovely post xoxo Cris
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