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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wisdom of a Father

As you are reading this I might just be coming home from a windy day at the zoo with my daughter's preschool. I hope it turns out as nice as I am hoping it will be.

The theme for InStyle's Over the Hump Day Blog Candy Give Away is Father's Day. My card that I'm showing you today just has the most cheerful of men on it. It's Saju from InStyle Stamps (he'll be available shortly). He's on a Father's Day card that only describes the dad with Wisdom. He has quite the smile, doesn't he?.

I like learning new things so I was delighted in the Tie it All Together videos on YouTube that gave me a couple of ideas for knots on this card. I ended up using the Plafond Knot (lanyard knot) a couple of times with leather rope and it was not going to happen, so I switched to Silkessence Microfiber yarn and it was MUCH easier.

There are more OTHDBCGA cards from the design team. If you have a little bit of time, go take a look at their Father's Day inspired creations on the InStyle Stamps blog.

I've entered this card for the Treehouse Stamps Masculine Card Challenge #049.
Card size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches
Stamps: InStyle Stamps Saju, SU! Kanji
Paper: WRF Chocolate, kraft CS, green mulberry paper, Mohawk Smooth White
Ink: Laserjet, Prismacolor markers*, (sponging on background layer) gold metallic ink, Ranger Walnut Stain ink, Graphite Black
Accessories: Moroccan EF, microfiber yarn

Prismacolor Marker Details: Saju Hair - Sienna Brown, Cocoa Bean; Skin - Pale Peach, Brick Beige; Kimono - Mocha Light, Mocha Dark, Cocoa Bean, Cool Grey 40%, 60%, 90%; Wakizashi or Katana???) - Warm Grey 30%, 70%, 90%; Socks and sandal; Mocha Light, Mocha Dark, Cocoa Bean, Warm Black


  1. Hey Janelle! I love what you've done with Saju! Your embellies are perfect!!! Great knot and sentiment, girl!

  2. You out-stand me with your clever ideas Janelle. the knot is just perfect and finishes off your card perfectly.
    Lana xoxo

  3. Awww... I LOVE the knot, how cool is that? Great card, it's AWESOME!

  4. Wow Janelle, you did awesome for Treehouse Stamps Challenge! So totally cool! Love the tying technique you did for this card! Totally masculine card you created!
    Happy to see you played along with us at The Treehouse. Hope to see you again next Thursday for another fun Treehouse Challenge!
    Yaneri -DT Member


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