The head of our home

I was struggling to think of a Father's Day card for my husband, when I remembered that I did have a skull stamp, in my nevermore set from a•muse studio.  It's a very gothic/Halloweenish set, but my husband rides a Harley and has tons of tshirts with skulls on it, so this is more representative of him than your usual fishing/golf motif.

The metallic background is cut from a sheet of newspaper that was under a project my husband was spray-painting - I'm sure he will recognize it.  The nevermore stamp set doesn't have wings, but it does have a raven, so I stamped the raven twice, once using a mirror image stamp, and cut the wings off the raven.  The orange accents are a Harley Davidson color .  This is the inside of the card:
It is very much my husband's style.


Juliet Arrighi


~ginny said...

LOL! Love it! I had to take a peek at the story behind this one - saw you at Craft Your Passion.
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Myrna said...

How cool !!
My soon to be son-in-law LOVES skulls.
My daughter says she respects his love of skulls but he can have no skulls at the wedding. I have been trying to find a tiny skull that I can incorporate into his boutanierre. (spelling?)
I was thinking of a snap dragon in amongst the other flowers with a tiny skull drawn on it. Snapdragons sort of look like skulls anyway, don't they? LOL

SusanK said...

Love the first one...very clever!

Flutterby Trina said...

wicked creations! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative creations Challenges with our fathers day/masculine challenge - good luck and hope to see you again soon :) x

Lin said...

Love the story behind this. I was so amused at the 'metallic' paper. Waste not want not, and it makes it so personal to your hubby. Great image. Great card

Thanks for sharing with us

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

Niki said...

Love it!

Leanne said...

Thanks for joining the Rubber Challenge at Love To Scrap!

Leanne DT LTS!

Julie Reed said...

Great card and I love that it is suited to your Hubby.
Can he make me some of that metallic paper, it looks great - lol
Thanks for joining us at CCM
Jules :)

Feebsy said...

Wow what a wonderful personal card, thank you for sharing the inspiration behind your creation. I'm sure your husband will truly appreaciate such a gift.

Thanks for joining in with my challenge and sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- and a very creative way to make the wings! As an ICU nurse for many years, I am not fond of skull images.... Love your metallic recycle bg and the touch of orange on your card. I always love cards that are truly personalized : )

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is an awesome card. I love how you tailored it to fit your husband's interests and taste. The skull with the wings is a cool idea and your sentiment made me laugh. I hope he loves it! Thanks for joining our Father's Day/Masculine card challenge at Craft Your Passion. Hopefully we'll see you again soon.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card inside and out.Love how you've personalised it perfectly for your husband.Great recycling too.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x