Fathers Day

FathersDayHorsesLate. Not late in making Father’s Day cards. Not late in giving Father’s Day cards. Just late in posting Father’s Day cards.

This year I made two cards, as both my children wanted to give their own card to their father.

This first card uses a combination of stamp sets. Wanted, All Scallops, Oval All and Occasional Greetings.

Team this up with Old Olive, Ridinghood Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla card stock and some retired DSP.

Throw in Photo corner, Oval and Scallop Oval Punch. And lastly don’t forget to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig. That is how all of this has come together. The Stamp-a-ma-jig is the best purchase I have made. I don’t even put it away, it sits on my desk, waiting to be used again.

 

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I have been waiting for over 6 months to use this ‘Lovely as a Tree”set on a Father’s Day card.

The technique used to add colour to the tree was taught to me by the talented Simone Bartrum. Firstly you stamp the image in Sahara Sand ink, then add colour with Pastels and re-stamp the image with Close to Cocoa. You definitely need a Stamp-a-ma-jig for this one. It makes the colour appear to be “within” the image, not just sitting on top.

I also wanted to try a Gatefold card as well, so this is how it looks on the inside.

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Blue Forest

BlueForestBrayerOne of the other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators at the Quilt and craft show was demonstrating how to use the brayer. She made the image in the middle of the card using Versamark and masking and the Brayer and then restamping the image over the top.

I just loved it so much, that I could go past using it for my Dads birthday card last month.

I teamed it with Baja Breeze, Night of Navy and Basic Grey cardstock. The Weathered background stamp comes in very handy for making things very rustic. I couldn’t go past teaming it with one of the new stamp sets from the current mini catalogue – Oval All. And the scallop oval punch is getting a work out as well.

TriShutter 50th

Trishutter50Autumn One of my Uncles turned 50 last month, so to celebrate the monumentous occassion, I decide to try my hand at the TriShutter card. I wanted to make it extra special, as there is only 8 years difference in our ages and he has always been like an older brother to me.

 Once you get the cuts and folds organised, it is just the limits of your imagination that help you decorate it. There is such a variety of techniques that I have used, but they have all bonded well.

There is watercolouring on the front cover, embossing and two step stamping in the middle, punches, glitter, markers and accessories at the back.

 

Card stock: Chocolate chip, Very Vanilla, Watercolour paper, Bella Rose DSP.

Stamps: Autumn Flair, Fifth Avenue Floral, Baroque Motifs, Lovely as a tree, Thoughts and Prayers.

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As you can see, this is a great special from Stampin’ Up!

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