What better month for card making for and by men but june and just in time to commemorate and celebrate Father's Day? This is what I have been looking for since I started this blog earlier this year. For the occassion I wanted to create two types of cards, one that was more generic in feel and could be given to any father and one that was more personal and rellied on a little more personal knowledge of the recipient father. I will post the these in two sessions starting today with the generic card. The card is one that has strong masculine overtones but no direct personal touches, although it has what I believe to be a regal touch and feel to it. The background paper (source unknown) is the perfect starting point with it's masculine monochromatic color scheme and strong graffics. The scroll is a rubber stamp from Third Coast Rubber Stamp, which I stamped three times in walnut on tan marbled paper, cut out and then re-assembled using thin raised adhesive dots to create a 3D effect. Before I re-assembled the image I added the text and fleur-de-lys, as well as edging all the pieces, in walnut ink. This added depth and emphasized the 3D effect.