Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads and Grandads out there, hope you are enjoying your day. This is the card I made for my dad using the A Cut Above stamp set. Hope he likes it as his favourite thing is cutting grass either with his lawnmower or out in the field on his tractor.
For the background paper I’ve used one of the sheets from the Flowering Catus Product Medley, also available in the refil pack. This paper reminds me of grass flying eveywhere when you’re mowing so perfect for this card.
I’ve kept the rest of the card simply colouring with Stampin’ Blends in Mossy Meadow, Evening Evergreen, Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Pool Party, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Cinnamon Cider and Night of Navy.
The sentiments were stamped on labels cut from the Potted Succulents Dies and adhered to the card with Foam Adhesive Strips. I hope my dad enjoys the card and hopefully gets a chance to do some mowing even though its cloudy here today in Yorkshire.
Male cards are something I have always struggled with, especially teenage males which makes the the Pedal to the Metal stamp set the perfect choice. This stamp set has some great images for males of any age.
For these cards I used Blueberry Bushell and Call Me Clover before they go in the retired products cupboard. I’ve matched Blueberry Bushell with the Motorbike and Call Me Clover with the Gator as its the perfect “John Deere” Green.
The Happy Birthday greeting comes from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set which is also retiring and the stars are from the Family Party stamp set. I love the background I created with the tyre tracks and stars, perfect for teenagers.
Yesterday it was my dad’s birthday so I thought I’d share the card I made him with you. He’s a farmer so very rarely has time to rest so is unlikely to have spent his birthday like this. This image from A Good Man does remind me of how he used to look on beach holidays from when I was younger so hopefully he’ll remember this and enjoy his card too.
I coloured the image in Stampin’ Blends which are definitley one of my favourite Stampin’ Up! products as they make colouring a joy. The top line of the greeting comes from the same A Good Man set and the Happy Birthday comes from Perennial Birthday stamp set.
I finished the card off with three strips of the Blueberry Bushell Ribbon which I think highlights the stripes in the Come Sail Away Designer Paper. I also added some Blueberry Bushell Rhinnestones from the Noble Peacock collection.
I’m not a fan of real lighthouses as I’m scared of heights, I can still remember walking up ten steps of Portland Bill, a lighthouse in Dorset UK and being terrified and going all dizzy. I however like the stamps in the Sailing Home stamp set and can appreciate how detailed that lighthouse stamp is and how it makes a great focal point for a card.
Here I’ve stamped it in Night of Navy and then die cut it so the bottom edge where the sea is can overlap my oval. I love the detail on the rope die which I have used across the middle of the card to seperate the two diffrent patterns of paper from the Come Sail Away DSP.
A greeting stamped on the small banner from the Smooth Sailing dies finishes the card.
With Father’s Day just round the corner I thought it was time to share some card ideas with you and the Classic Garage Suite is the perfect place to start and the best news is the stamp set and dies are carrying over into the new catalogue…yay!!
I wanted Tranquil Tide to be the main focus of this card as its retiring and I won’t get many more chances to showcase what a gorgeous colour it is, I’m hoping this is one that Stampin’ Up! bring back at a later date.
I stamped the card in Stazon ink and then water-colured with Tranquil Tide ink, you can use the inkpads or reinkers to do this. I added some shading with Basic Grey and the headlights in Crushed Curry which add a little pop of colour to the card.
For the background I stamped some Tranquil Tide ink onto the nut background paper using the big splodge stamp from Artisan Textures to create a darker area. I then layered up the cogs die from Gargae Gears in the Galvanized Metallic Paper which is currently on sale in the clearance rack, this paper is the perfect addtion to this suite as it emphasizes the “metal” of garages.
To finsh off the card I added the Happy Father’s Day card label from the stamp set, I really love how this card turned out as male cards are hard for me due to the lack of floral elements you can use!