Yes, I know Father’s Day was last Sunday, so I’m a bit late in getting my cards up to share. Better late than never, I say!!
I was inspired by the fishy card from Debra Simonis which I found on Pinterest.
I love shaker cards and I thought her oval fish bowl was just great for Father’s Day. However. I didn’t have the Seaside Shore stamp set. So I improvised and cut out the fish from the By the Shore DSP.
I love the Layering Oval framelits and it was so easy to create the fish bowl. I also used some left over silver sequins and dazzling diamonds glitter (which is still on my desk!) Oh and I forgot to mention, how great are the new foam adhesive strips for making shaker cards!!
I had to make three cards for my dad, father-in-law and Pop. I didn’t have enough of each piece of DSP to make three the same, so I adapted the design for each one. I also used the Thoughtful Banners and the Duet punch for the sentiment. I thought the Very Vanilla thick baker’s twine would make a great nautical looking rope to set the sentiment on.
I hope they all liked their Father’s Day cards and I hope you do too!!
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Father’s Day is one of those occasions which always seems to creep up on me and catches me unprepared!!
I decided to be more organised this year and remembered to do a card for stamp club in August. I did a search of Pinterest for inspiration and wasn’t overly inspired by any cards that I found. So I decided to create my own!! eeekk!!
I decided to go with a nautical theme and used Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White as my colours.
I inked up the Brushstrokes stamp set and went from there!! I do like the rustic look of the stripes. Really, it’s not bad stamping, it’s meant to be that way!!
I cut out a Cherry Cobbler label from the Lots of Labels framelits and a Night of Navy label in the next size down. Did you know that the Essentials Paper Piercing pack has been updated and includes a template for the Lots of Labels framelits. I did a quick piercing around the edge of the labels for a bit of detail. I then dug out my Little Letters thinlits and created the word happy in gold and silver foil paper. I carefully laid the letters onto the label so that they were centred then glue them down using the fine tip glue pen. So easy!!
To create the rest of the sentiment, I used the Alphabet rotary stamp. Now I have to say, this was quite a challenge. I’m not sure if there is something wrong with the letter “t” but I could not get it to stamp nicely!! After about 10 goes, I had two that were “ok” so I went with them!!
In keeping with the nautical theme, I added some baker’s twine around the card.
Hopefully Dad and my father-in-law will like their cards!!
Happy Stamping and Happy Father’s day to all the Dad’s out there.
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I have to confess that I love the new moustache framelit and matching stamp set!! When I first saw it, I thought it was very cute but I didn’t need it. But I kept looking at it and finally decided to bite the bullet and get it. And at only $13.95 for the framelit, you can’t really go wrong!!
I thought it would make a great card for Father’s Day for stamp club so I did a quick search on Pinterest and found a great card by Rose Castillo here.
I only made a couple of changes by punching out the sentiment with the Word Window punch and mounting it on the Modern label punch. I love the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamps set as they all fit into the word window punch and there are lots to choose from. A couple of the ladies used the Happy Birthday stamp instead.
And here’s a closer look at the mo.
I hope you like it!! And I hope Dad and Pop don’t look here before Father’s Day!! I think I’m pretty safe!!
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Father’s Day always creeps up on me and catches me by surprise!! I was just a little bit late giving my dad his card and present (sorry!!). I am so glad that The Open Sea stamp set has carried into the new catalogue. It is a great masculine set. I have cased this card from fellow demonstrator, Kim Stathakos. One of the great parts of being a demonstrator is that you get access to Stampin’ Connection which is a forum for all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world, which is where I found Kim’s card. I’ve changed it a little as US card sizes are bigger than ours here in Australia. I hope you like it.
I’ve used Midnight Muse which is fast becoming my favourite blue!! Although there is a special place in my heart for Marina Mist as well.
Stamp Set: The Open Sea
Ink: Midnight Muse
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla
Wow, I’ve just realised that I didn’t use the Big shot or a punch. That’s a first for a while!!