Hope you’re having a great weekend!
Father’s Day is just around the corner, so I thought I’d come up with an idea for a card. However, I realized that I didn’t have any current Father’s Day stamps! (Gasp!) But then I started thinking that I did just recently purchase the Alphabet Rotary stamp, so I had the option of creating my own stamped message. Plus, what’s really cool is that the Alphabet Rotary stamp is 25% off this week, because it’s one of the Weekly Deals.
I wanted to use masculine colors and stamps on my card, so I chose the Hardwood stamp as my background and embossed it in black on Basic Black card stock. Then, I stamped it again with Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake card stock and cut out a small “plank” for my sentiment. I also stamped the envelope flap with the Hardwood stamp. I stamped the “Father’s Day” with the Alphabet Rotary Stamp in Versamark and embossed it in black.
Tip: When using the Alphabet Rotary Stamp (or any rotary stamp), rock the stamp slightly to ensure you get a complete image. Also, depending on how long your message is, wipe off any excess ink from the blank spaces before you stamp in order to get a nice clean image. You may want to practice on scratch paper first. I have to admit something here. The first time I stamped my message, I had dialed the letters in completely backwards! I even thought of the placement while I was setting up the letters, and I still got it wrong!!!
To create the watercolor section on the left, I used several stamps from the Work of Art stamp set. Each time I stamped, I inked the stamp first, then brushed the stamp with an Aqua Painter before stamping to get a real watercolored look. I used a combination of Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, and Crumb Cake inks. I started with three background washes, one of each color, then I added some smaller washes on top. I made sure to turn the stamp for variety. Lastly, I stamped the hearts on a separate piece of watercolor paper and cut them out by hand.
I cut out the “happy” using the Hello You Thinlits die. A little wax paper between the card stock and the thinlit helps to make it real easy to pop out the word after cutting. I adhered the word with rolled up glue dots. I just rolled them in my fingers into little logs, and then attached them to various spots on the back of the die cut.
To add even more of a masculine touch to this card, I tore the ends of the Father’s Day layer.
Supplies used on my card:
I think my husband will love this card next weekend!