Sunday, August 19, 2018

Back to School, but Wishing I were Fishing....

Hi, Friends.....

I am here with a back to school card. I think with this humorous vintage image, however, it could also be used as a September birthday card for an older gentleman who might get a kick out of it.  

I am entering this in the Winnie & Walter August Color Combo Challenge - Any Palette Goes. This is the palette I chose for my card:

Again, I pulled out one of my Graphic 45 collections.....this time it's their "A Place in Time". Isn't the bored expression on the young would-be scholar's face priceless?!!  I can just imagine this lad wishing he were anywhere besides back in school again. lol....

I sanded my embossed wood-grain background.  Love this look!! 

Products used include:
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Graphic 45 "A Place in Time" collection
Darice Core'dinations - Vintage Collection
Darice - Wood Grain embossing folder
Core'dinations Sand-it Gadget
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain
Buttons and DMC embroidery floss from stash
Core'dinations Vanilla cardstock for card base

Hope you enjoyed my card. Thank you so much for stopping by today!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. UnstampaBelles Challenge #84 - Emboss with optional twist of Make it Masculine
2. Winnie & Walter August Color Challenge - Any Palette Goes
HIMCR Challenge #366 - Use Die Cuts 
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper August Challenge - Use Patterned Paper
5. All Sorts Week 480/1 - From Boys to Men
6. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Back to School
7. Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge #17 - Blast from the Past (play any of their 2018 challenges) (I chose Challenge #16 - Embossing.)
8. Crop Stop August Linky Party #42 - Anything Goes (I used Distress Ink, Darice embossing folder, and Core'dinations cardstock, and Core'dinations Sand-it Gadget)
9. Mod Squad Challenge Blog - Back to School
10. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #61


  1. Another super card for the boys, many thanks for sharing a second entry to our 'Boys to Men' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. Fab card for our challenge at Allsorts and at Craftyhazelnuts PP Challenge too, xxxx

  3. Wow, I love the sophistication of this card. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

  4. That wood grained embossed background is PERFECT!! Reminds me of an old wooden desk that students carved their names on (on the underside of course). It goes so well with the vintage Graphic 45 too. I really need to pull out my Graphic 45 and take a second look at it...and then use some!

  5. I love this look too. Super card. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. Fabulous masculine card Janis! The vintage image is lovely and your wood grain background looks wonderful.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  7. Great image and I like the sanded background.

  8. What an awesome back to school card - love the wood background! Thanks for linking up to the Cropstop blog.

  9. The background is truly amazing, fits the card perfectly! Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts and good luck in the challenge.

  10. A great use of the embossing folder. Thanks for joining us again at Unstampabelles.

  11. Stunning card. Thank you very much for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge.
    Hugs, Iwona

  12. Love the image you have used - so vintage. Love your embossing too! Thanks for sharing it with us at Unstampabelles for our August challenge!

  13. Great use of that Graphic 45 DP! I just love how you've done that woodgrain background. Thank you for sharing with us at Unstampabelles! Best, CG


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