Monday, June 1, 2009

Father's Day Cards

With Father's Day approaching, I wanted to share with you a couple of cards from the "Many Mower" stamp set found in the Occasions Mini Catalog.   The first one could be used as a birthday card, retirement card or a father's day card.  What great flexibility!

I omitted the "now" phrase at the bottom of this stamp, stamped in Basic Black onto Confetti White card stock and colored in using stamp pads and a blender pen.  Then I stamped the "relax" stamp on a separate piece of card stock using Basic Black ink and colored it in the same way.  Both stamped images are layered onto Real Red card stock.  Then both are layered onto one piece of Old Olive card stock.  A piece of Real Red card stock is punched along the left-hand side with the spiral punch.  The finishing touch is 3 silver brads placed along the bottom of the Real Red layer.  All this is placed onto a Night of Navy card base.

The second card is made using the same stamp set, but with the lawn mower image instead.  It's stamped in Basic Black onto Whisper White card stock and colored in using Stampin' Write markers (Old Olive, Bashful Blue & Close to Cocoa), then cut out.  A sun is punched out using Summer Sun card stock and the Boho Blossoms punch.  To finish off the card, place a strip of Manchester double-sided paper (on the retired list) along the left-hand side of a Bashful Blue card base, and a piece of Old Olive card stock along the lower right-hand side.  On the Old Olive piece, cut snips along the top edge to resemble grass.  Glue the lawn-mower and stamp "Happy Father's Day" on the lower right-hand corner.

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