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.

 

GatefoldFathersDayTree 

 

 

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.

GatefoldFathersDayTree.inside