Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

Happy Father's Day to all those Dad's out there.  Here is the card I made for my Dad this year. 

The card stock is SU's Island Indigo and Night of Navy, as is are the inks used.  The feather stamp is from the Nature's Nest set.  The label is a new die from SU.  TFL


Many thank yous!

Sorry it's been so long since I last posted.  I've been very busy making some "Thank You" cards for a friend.  He asked me to design a (1) masculine card for him.  Well, I didn't know what he would like, so I designed 3 cards.  Now it's up to him to decide if he wants 1 or all of them. LOL

This first one I used the wheat stamp from Stampin' Up's Autumn Days set.  The inks were also SU.  I masked the sun and used Barely Banana, then I stamped several times with the wheat stamp using More Mustard.  I also used More Mustard in the sky with a little bit of Apricot Appeal and Basic Gray.  The papers used were also SU (Basic Gray, Whisper White and the stripes are from the Neutrals Collection of the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack of the 2011-2012 catalog).  The label is Spellbinder's Fancy Tags.  The words are an old SU stamp, but I'm not sure what year.  Square copper brads finish off the label. 

This card I cased from
I think she did a wonderful job on this card, so I used the same layout and stamp, but changed the papers and ribbon.

The stamped image is SU Inspired by Nature stamped in black embossing powder.  The backgrounds are Night of Navy, More Mustard, Apricot Appeal and Really Rust.  The card stock is Not Quite Navy with pieces from the Well Worn paper pack.  The label is the Modern Label and Window Punches popped up to give it dimension. 

This is my last card.  I've been told it's a little too "pretty", but I hope he likes it anyway.  Everything on this card I borrowed from a wonderful friend.  I used an extremely old SU stamp set for the ferns.  I'm not sure what year it's from.  First I stamped it in full strength with Old Olive, then didn't re-ink it, but stamped it a second time off to the left.  It's a little difficult to see in the picture, but IRL it's a nice shadow.  Then I cut it out using a Spellbinder's label and the "out of the box" technique found in Splitcoaststampers forum.  I antiqued the ferns using Crumb Cake ink.  The card stock is from a stash of papers, the green is Old Olive done in an embossing folder (again borrowed from my friend).  The dragonfly is also hers and I'm not sure the name of the company it came from.  She has a die to cut it out in detail.  Once I find out where it came from, I'll post it.  It was stamped in black Stazon ink and then I colored the wings with blue, gold and green Pearl Ex.  The label is I believe is another SU stamp, but very old.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my creations.  Please feel free to leave comments and suggestions.