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Happy Friday and greetings from a warm and sunny Minnesota.

It's another INSPO challenge across at Festive Friday and this week celebrates all of those wonderful Dad's in our life.  As my Dad has been gone since 1985, I decided to make a masculine card using elements of the INSPO list instead.  This is another card that will be donated to one of our local medical facilities for use by the residents.

I used the Rock Star set from Stampin' Up! that I ordered just before I went on my trip and this was the first time I had inked it up.  When I created this card I had a fantastic guitar player in mind.  His name was Frank White and he played the local circuits in and around my home town way back when.  Not only was Frank a tremendous guitar player he had a great voice, too.  His guitar fascinated me as I had never seen one like it.  It was a white twin-neck Gibson guitar  - the first to be shipped from the United States in 1964.  Man.... he could play those 12 strings better than most could play 6.  It's reported that Frank was admired by Clapton and Elvis and was head hunted by the Rolling Stones and the great Joe Cocker.   However, faith and family were as important to Frank as his music and he chose not to pursue a career outside of England.  Seeing Frank in action was a great night out and I was sad to hear of his passing back in 2020.

Anyway, I couldn't find a stamp for a 12 string double-neck guitar, so I went with the stamp from the Rock Star set!  Here's a sneak peek:

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So, if Frank's guitar was white, why did I use red and black on my card?  Well, I think these colors qualify as masculine as required by our INSPO list BUT, they were also the colors I was wearing the first night I went to see Frank.  I was wearing red velvet Mr Freedom pedal pusher trousers, a black lurex halter neck backless top and heels that had 3" platforms!  Oh... and of course, black glitter nail polish and matching lipstick - hey.... no judging, this was the 70s and I know what you 80's gals did with your big hair, wide shoulder pads, spandex and leg warmers :-)

OK... so here's the INSPO list:

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I used some of the fabulous DSP from Stampin' Up!, too.  I don't often get the opportunity to use black and white paper, but it seemed ideal for this challenge.

Here's my card:


INSPO list elements:  Masculine colors, alcohol markers and thanks sentiment

I hope you will join us and play along with our challenge.  We would love to see your take on our INSPO list.  As always, the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you.

Before I go, I wanted to share another photo of the super sweet 16 week old Chilli.  Oh... he is certainly coming into his own and is just delightful.  He's so cuddly and curious and confident and loves to snuggle.  He's dying to snuggle with the other cats, but they just aren't quite there yet!

He loves hanging around on the back of my recliner chair and I managed to catch this cute shot of him.  It's hard to believe he only weighs 5 pounds.... but he will certainly get MUCH bigger than that.   As for those ear tassels - they are everything!

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I'll be back tomorrow with another card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

Stamps, DSP - Stampin' Up!


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