Friday, May 20, 2011

In It for the Long Haul!

My dad restored an antique GMC pickup truck. It was my great-grandfather's truck (on my mom's side of the family). It is gorgeous! It is restored to its original blue color and the truck bed is made from wood that my uncle cut on his farm and smoothed to perfection. It is truly a family heirloom into which my dad lovingly invested countless hours.

When I saw the Cornish Heritage Farms GMC Series stamp set, I quickly purchased it, thinking of making a card for my dad; perhaps even scrapbook pages to include pictures of the restored pickup. Well, let me tell you... that did NOT go as planned. LOL! When I showed the stamp set to my dad, he proceeded to tell me that the truck stamp was not the same as the restored truck, pointing out all of the differences. (Have I mentioned, my dad is a bit of a perfectionist?) Soooooooo... the stamp set sat unused on my stamp shelf.

Until now!

Fay is the May hostess for the monthly Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards swap that I am a member of. Her theme? Men's cards. What a perfect excuse to use my GMC Series stamp set!

Here are some pictures of my card:

I used the blue ribbon look for my card (because my dad has won several blue ribbons for his restored GMC pickup - which you will remember looks NOTHING like this pickup stamp.)

I hope Fay will like my card. (Gee, I wish my dad would like my card... I might just send him one and see what he says. I made a few extras.)

Image & Sentiments: Cornish Heritage Farms GMC Series

Ink: Versamark

Embossing Powders: JudiKins Metallic Silver and Tsukinek Black

Cardstock: Stampin' UP! Black, Brilliant Blue, and Brushed Silver

Designer Paper: vendor unknown

Embellishments: Stampin' UP! Silver Ribbon and Brads (vendor unknown)


kadie said...

Jeanette, this is AWESOME!!

Carol W said...

Whoowhee....this is a beauty...just love it....great job Jeanette...(hope I get one in my returns...)

Mary Giles said...

Jeanette this is sooo cool! I love the blue ribbon behind the truck because we all know that cars are prized possessions for some men. I think your dad would looooove one of these. Great masculine patterns and colors.

MiamiKel said...

Oh such a wonderful, rich and vibrant card! I am sure your dad would love this, too - the truck is perfect with your descrption :) MUAH! x0x0

Judy McMullen said...

Terrific man card, Jeanette! Love the old pickup with the GMC image. The style of the truck reminds me of my Dad's 1953 Ford pickup which I learned to drive a stick shift on. Great colors and layout!!

Lauren said...

Lovely card Jeanette, great men's card. I love the pickup truck and I am sure your Dad would love to receive this card. Fantastic layout and colours!!

April said...

Great "manly man" card! I am sure your father would appreciate a card from you, no matter if it is true GMC or nor!