Saturday, June 4, 2011

Father's Day Cards

Wow, a lot of things have been happening in my life since I last posted.  My SIL, Andrew, has finished his residency and graduated.  My daughter, Luella and he will be moving to Plattville, WI and buying their first home.  My husband, Scott was awarded with the Boy Scout, Silver Beaver Award for Volunteering.  Willie, our son and his wife came up from Louisiana for a visit and Willie presented Scott with the award.  Willie found out last week that now he is the high school band lead teacher.  So now back to normal life.

Well, I finally got the mojo back and finished these cards last night.  I also have three lovely ladies who inspired me in the process.  All three of these would also make a great male birthday card.

Best Dad Ever Tie Card
The first card I have Natalie Decker to thank for.  I loved her card, but I thought that this stamp set would be great using the technique paper piecing.  What a great way to use up small pieces of dsp.  First stamp the image on Very Vanilla card stock, then stamp the image on five different pieces of patterned paper, then cut each individual image out and use dimensionals to pop up the cut out image over the stamped image.  I love the 3-d effect.

Stamps:  Best Dad Ever
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Old Olive Retired DSP
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories:  Early Espresso Baker's Twine, 3/16" Corner Small Punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Totally Tool Dad Card 
The next card was inspired by Becky Roberts.  What a creative way to use the Totally Tool tape measure.
Stamp Set:
Totally Tool
Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Whisper White, Basic Black card stock, Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper
Basic Grey & Early Espresso Classic, Stampin' Write Markers: Basic Grey, River Rock, Riding Hood Red
1" and 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Big Shot, Timeless Type Jr. Alphabet, Retired Brads, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine

Open Sea Father's Day Card
I have Dawn Dickinson to thank for the inspiration on this one.  I love how she wrapped the baker's twine around the edges of the card.  I inked up the stamp with markers for the two-toned look.

The Open Sea
Soft Suede, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Early Espresso
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, 1 1/4" Square Punch


Patti said...

Wow, your family has been busy. Congrats to all!!
Great father's day cards using the different stamp sets.

Twila said...

Great set of cards, Debbie. I think the last one is my favorite.

Dale Morin said...

Great cards. Totally Tool is my favorite.

Shar said...

Your Father's Day cards are inspired! Awesome!

Shari Winterstein said...

Fabulous cards! The recipients will truly enjoy them. Thanks for blessing my day. :)

Shellie G. said...

I really like all these cards but the totally Toll one is my favorite. My DH would get a big kick out if it. I think I must finally cave and buy this set. TFS :-)

Anne Marie said...

Wow, you have been busy! Sounds like a lot of great things ahve been going on, which is always good. :) Your Father's Day cards are awesome. I really like the fun color combo you used on the Totally Yool card. All of them came out beautifully.