Father’s Day Card

By | June 13, 2015

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.

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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!!!

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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.

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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.

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To add even more of a masculine touch to this card, I tore the ends of the Father’s Day layer.

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Supplies used on my card:

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I think my husband will love this card next weekend!

Tami Hewlett

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