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Monday, April 22, 2019

Waterfront, Itty Bitty Greetings, Masculine Birthday or Father's Day Card

It was nice to have a couple of days off from card making.  Not that it's a tough "job" but I usually make a card every day and with holiday weekends and extra stuff to do, finding time to make a card can sometimes be stressful. I don't like my card making to ever be stressful, it would take the fun out of it.  

I found this card on the internet.  I was looking to make a Father's Day card and this one was perfect.  It can also be used as a dad birthday card too!  You can see the original card here.  

The base of the card is a folded half-sheet of Tranquil Tide card stock.  The layers on top are as follows.  I cut a piece of Very Vanilla 4" x 5-1/4" and the top layer was cut 3-7/8" x 5-1/8".  I stamped the top layer crackled layer using the retired "Weathered" background stamp. I had not gotten around to selling it yet (along with other background stamps!) and now I'm glad I still have it.  It is different than the current one but you get the idea.  I sponged the edges using Crumb Cake ink.

I stamped the image on a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  First I stamped the mountains using Crumb Cake ink and the lighter mountain was stamped after the first one was stamped but the image was not inked up again. I just used what was left on the stamp.

Next I stamped the grassy area using Pear Pizzazz ink.

Then the Pool Party water area as stamped.

The trees were stamped using Tranquil Tide ink.  

The sun was stamped using Daffodil Delight ink.

The dots in the sky were stamped using Crumb Cake ink that has been stamped off.  I'm thinking they should have been stamped off twice.

I taped the two Very Vanilla layers together and tied some linen thread around them.  I added Dimensionals to the back and set them in place on the card base.

I die cut the stamped image using the largest oval stamp in the set and then I sponged the edges using Crumb Cake ink.  I added Dimenisonals to the back and set it in place on top of the crackled area.  

The words are from the "Itty Bitty Greetings" set. I stamped them using Crumb Cake ink and punched them using the Classic Label punch. I added a small Dimensional to the left side and snail tape to the rest of the piece and I set it in place on part of the oval.  And that was it.  

I thought it was a fun and easy card to make.  This one would be a super easy one to duplicate using the Stamparatus.  I'm not sure if this set is retiring or not. I didn't look at the list. But for now it's a current set.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Patti said...

great card and reminded me I have both weathered and waterfront I need to pull out. the colors work well together...

Karen in Florida said...

I love your card!! So peaceful & it's nice to see pastels for a guy. Beautiful!!