Sunday, June 15, 2014

Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to the best Fathers I know!

I have to say all three of these cards came together very quickly.  I'm so glad I took a trip out to Country Needleworks.  They had a great selection of stamps and designer paper to use for Father's Day!

This card is for my hubby.  Al loves to fly fish and I snatched up this stamp as soon as I saw it.  I hadn't hear of the stamp company before though.  Woodware Craft Collection "Casting the Bait".  The stamp was manufactured in the UK.  I used watercolor paper and watercolored the sky with Tim Holtz's Distress Inks in "Broken China" and "Faded Jeans".  After the ink and paper dried, I stamped "Casting the Bait" in Momento's "Tuxedo Black" ink.  I attached the image to a piece of black linen card stock.  I stamped "Happy Father's Day" from in Stampin' Up's "Craft White" ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I then attached the black card stock to Bazzill's "Ocean Breeze" card stock.

This one is for my dad.  I was so excited to find a Mustang stamp at RubberNecker Stamps' website!  My dad has loved Mustangs for many years.  We had a 1967 Mustang that 4 of us kids got to drive.  I was the last one to drive it...the frame was rusting out.  It was a two door 3-speed stick!  It was such a fun car to drive.  I stamped the Mustang in Momento "Tuxedo Black" ink on Gina K's "Pure Luxury White" card stock and colored the Mustang as close to the color of ours with a Copic marker BG72.  I popped up the Mustang which is attached to a piece of Stampin' Up's "Baja Breeze" I then used Stampin' Up's "Baja Breeze" card stock as the card base and added Karen Foster Design "Father Pattern" designer paper and Creative Imagination's "Green Stripes" dp. I finished off the card by adding silver cording and silver brads.

This card is for Al's dad.  Al got his love of fishing from his dad.  I wish dad could still get into a boat and go fishing with Al, but since his hip surgery, it's just not possible.  So I brought a fish to him.  The fish stamp is from Northwood Stamps as is the "Happy Father's Day" stamp.  I stamped both in Momento's "Tuxedo Black" ink.  I colored the fish with red, blue, green, yellow and tan pencils.  I loved how the colors came together to look like a rainbow trout.  Of course, after I colored it, Al tells me it's a Bass.  I don't know my fish at all.  I colored the fly with red and yellow pencils and added some "Diamond" stickles.  The blue designer paper is from K & Co. "Happy Trails Clouds" and the wood designer paper is from Kaiser Craft "Weathered Base Coat Collection."    I added some black brads to finish off the card.

I have to admit, I love making masculine cards!


  1. ALL 3 of your cards are great and I love your colored rainbow/bass fish! :0)

  2. Your blog is full of wonderful cards!! I am your newest follower! :)


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