• Tag Archives Father’s Day
  • Color My World

    An art lover’s card for a friend or relative, to let them know how special they are to you. The card is made up of a suitcase full of artist tools, a partial stamped/partial die cut greeting and panel of abstract colored paper.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC951) we are visiting Bas Bleu & their Pinterest Board where I found THIS image for my inspiration. The fun artist pouch reminded me of these artist tools dies so it brought them out and die cut all the tools & letter of COLOR out of heavy white card stock. I tend to do this so I don’t have to cut multiple times with multiple colors. I had the panel of paper left & it was just big enough to cut w/ one of the mini slimline dies. Then I colored all the tools to go w/ the paper.

    The suitcase I die cut out of 2 shades of grey w/ black accents & I added 3 layers of card board behind the bottom section to give it the impression of being open & full of the art supplies. I like to mix up greetings, especially if I don’t have what I want already there, so I stamped & die cut the YOU, colored the white letters for COLOR & stamped the last line.

    You can see the dimension from this angle.
    Here are the Copics I used to color in the die cuts:

    so much for stopping  by! 


    Stamps: Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Someone Like You set, Watercolor Spring Tree
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, lt grey, charcoal, scrap of black, dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: It’s Party Time paper pad)
    Ink:   Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Rectangle w/ Holes, Mini Slimline Stitched,  Someone Like You set, Art set, Painters set, Suitcase, Small Classic Alphabet dies, Crossover II, Misti, Copic Markers

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  • Espresso Bean Owl

    A cute little owl card for that special someone who loves coffee & espresso. Super easy to make & fits in wonderfully with the coffee themed paper pack. Perfect for birthday, Mother’s or Father’s Day!

    It’s my turn to host the Featured Stamper Challenge (FS889), so a big congrats to Shelly! She has a really fun gallery & I chose THIS card to case. I kept the owl & coffee theme, but changed the layout a bit, used different images, dies, paper & colors.

    After coloring & die cutting this cute little owl, I used a mini slimline die to cut the narrow ivory panel & stamped the greeting onto it. A dark chocolate layer was added behind it & I popped it up a bit off of the coffee paper background.

    A few stitched hearts in several sizes were die cut out of the same brown & also popped up a bit.
    Here are the Copics I used for the little owl:

    Thanks so much for stopping  by! 


    Stamps: Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Words Can’t Espresso set, Owl set
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, ivory, chocolate brown, dp (Rubbernecker Stamps: Java Good Time paper pad)
    Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, Versaclair nocturne
    Accessories:  Brass & Bliss/Rubbernecker Stamps: Stitched Rectangles, Mini Slimline Stitched, Have a Hoot set, Stacked Hearts, Words Can’t Espresso dies, Crossover II, Misti, Copic Markers

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  • Boys Toys Birthday

    A 2 for 1 card I made at the same time as last week’s motorcycle card. Made an extra motorcycle, so I made a birthday card w/ it, using pretty much all the same supplies.

    For the Inspiration Challenge (IC906), we are visiting Belk & their Pinterest Board. I was inspired by THIS item. I made several motorcycles last week & had one left over, so I made another slimline card w/ it.

    This card uses pretty much all the same supplies I used in THIS post, except the filmstrip die. While I was making all the motorcycles, I made an extra one. This time it was a little easier since I didn’t have to cut up all the motorcycles. I added a dry embossed copper background & backed it w/ a narrow black layer. 

    The motorcycle was popped up w/ foam to give it a little dimension, 

    Here is a handy trick that made putting the bike together a lot easier. I put a piece of sheet protector over the package w/ the bike picture & taped it to my glass mat. Then I assembled the pieces of the bike right on top of the picture.

    Since the pkg picture is the exact size, I knew the pieces would all be in the correct places. The sheet protector kept the glue off of the pkg & I was able to wipe it up easily off the sheet protector.

    Thanks so much for stopping by!



    Stamps: Rubbernecker Stamps: Dad Phrases
    Paper:  Staples 110# white, glossy black, metallic copper, mirror silver, brushed silver
    Ink: Memento tuxedo black
    Accessories:  Rubbernecker Stamps:  Motorcycle,  Stitched Slimline dies,  Crossover II, Misti, Sizzix Diamond Plate embossing folder

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