Rockin Fathers Day

Rockin Father's Day

Here we have a Father’s Day card I made for my hub. He feels kind of funny about Father’s Day because he is my son’s step dad. To me he deserves the title dad for sure. He has helped raise my son since he was about 6 years old and now he is 27. He has lived with us the whole time with visits to his dad. So the fun and the challenges all happened over the years. Anyway he has been a good influence on my son Jeff. My hub and I love to go hear music and he also plays the guitar.

The background and guitar are from a stamp set that came in a card making magazine.

The background is stamped with Versamark. The guitar is heat embossed with black embossing powder and hand cut.

The happy is cut out of black paper with a die and I added some Nuvo clear to make it shiny like the guitar.

The Father’s Day is a stamp I cut apart by Hero Arts. Obviously I cut the Happy part off. I don’t like cutting them apart but sometimes that is what you need to do.

I went around the base and the background panel with some black ink to give it a little more interest.

Supplies:

MFT Die – Dienamics Happy Trio (MFT-613)
Hero Arts set – Celebrate Everyday (CL498)
Guitar and Notes – Free stamp set Music and Dance Collection that came with Creative Stamping magazine

Glittery Snowflakes

I am excited that I finally got one in without the stress of the last minute! Their theme this week at Merry Monday #267 is an inspiration photo with blue, green, silver/white/vellum. A great combination.

Merry Monday #267

So for my card obviously the background is silver glitter paper (not made by me). The white panel is a die cut which is also obvious. The die set that I used to cut all of the snowflakes is brand new to me. I was wanting some pretty snowflakes and my local paper crafting store was having a good sale so I was happy to buy from them and find something I had on my list. I made the glitter paper by using the double sticky sheets and some fine glitter. Possibly I should have added a little more glitter because those snowflakes were sticking in the dies and challenging to get out. I know the detailed dies do that but they were also a little sticky. I did use some was paper on a second round which helped some. I then colored the snowflakes with Copics. The vellum strip has a pearl finish to it which I think went nice with the card and made it a little less transparent. I cut the sentiment out with dies from that same glitter paper.

If you are interested see the crazy colors of this card in the photos below because of different lighting and such. I was taking the photos late at night with different lamps and the camera flash. I finally used my ott lamp and I think that is the one that came out ok. On top of it all, glittery and shiny is just hard to photograph. I like to use natural light coming in the window in a specific place in my house and very occasionally outside.

Supplies Used

Silver Glitter Paper – DCWV paper pad

White Panel – MFT Pierced Rectangles Stax (MFT-349)

Snowflakes – Penny Black a blizzard (51-268)

Sentiment – Tim Holtz/Sizzix die set 660058

Glitter – Elizabeth Craft Designs Cool Diamond Microfine Glitter