Monday, June 1, 2020

Life is Beautiful -- for Dies R Us Challenge Blog

It's the first of the month, so that means a new challenge starts today at Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  Every 1st and 15th, like clockwork, a new challenge begins! The theme for the next 2 weeks is, It's Dad's Day (Father's Day/masculine cards).  I no longer have fathers or grandfathers in my life, so I made a masculine card for this challenge.  It made me reminisce a bit about my brother and my dad when we were growing up:

Much fishing together went on between my brother and my father.  That is what this die from Frantic Stamper made me think of.  It is Fishing on the Dock of the Bay.

I created the background using Distress Oxide inks.  I let them dry for 24 hours to prevent smudging and finger prints (been there, done that!).  The 'Life is Beautiful' sentiment is from Crafter's Companion. 

Every challenge, a $10 gift certificate is given away (random), and 3 designer choice awards.  You must use a die sold in the Dies R Us store on your project to be eligible for the prize.

Dies R Us has a sister store, Didi Crafts that will ship to Canadian.  If you are a Canadian reader, check it out! 

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Cut it Up Challenges -- Boys will Be Boys
DigiChoosday -- ATG
Pattie's Creations -- ATG


  1. Sweet memories and a fabulous card. Such a beautiful scene between a boy and his dad. Love this so much!

  2. WOW ... your background is just PERFECT for this silhouette and how sweet that invoked such fond memories! GREAT card my friend!

  3. I love the sentiment with the fishing die. Your sponging is perfect for the background.

  4. Wonderful card and what a fun memory for you. Your background looks amazing too.

  5. Wow I just love that background...great card!

  6. What a gorgeous scene you've created and your blended background is stunning!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  7. Awesome background shading and colors combined with these fun cuts. Would love to see you sharing these fantastic designs at the new "masculine cards" Facebook group to help inspire creativity. Hope you'll join us! :)

  8. Beautifully created scene with a gorgeous background you have created.

  9. That background created an absolutely perfect sunset for father and son's fishing trip. The dark black silhouette really pops.

    Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Boys Will be Boys challenge!


  10. I love the scene you created and what a great use of dies on this project. Thanks so much for joining us at the Cut It Up! Challenge!
    Rachelle DT : )