Monday, June 22, 2015

Narwhals for Fathers Day?

Yes, if you have a husband that will sing or hum the Narwhal song!  (You can the Narwhal Song on YouTube).  The Lawn Fawn 'Critters in the Arctic' has the cutest Narwhal, which is what I used.

I used the following to make this card:

  • Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Chipped Sapphire
  • Simon Says Stamp - Wave Stencil, Stitched Rectangles Die
  • Lawn Fawn - Critters in  the Arctic, Stitched Hillside Borders
  • Copic - C1, C3, C5, C6, YR14
  • Memento - Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Versamark
  • Ranger - Blue Ribbon Dye Ink
  • Stampendous - Detailed White Embossing Powder

To make the card, I first used the Wave Stencil and Distress Ink, on white card stock.  I started with the darkest color and slowly moved to the lighter colors.  I would occasionally move the stencil around, to get a more realistic looking waves.  I then added the lightest color to the remaining white areas.  I then used one of the Stitched Rectangles dies to cut the 'waves' into a rectangle.  The rectangles was then cut using the Stitched Hillside Borders dies, to get an even more wavy looking background.

The Narwhals were stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black, and then colored with the Copic Markers.  These were then cut by hand.  I then placed them between and over the "Waves".  I used the water droplet stamp that is part of the set to add the water splashes.  The entire image was added to the card base.

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark.  The Detailed White Embossing powder was added and then heat set.

Monday, June 15, 2015

A Bicycle Father Day Card

Here is a simple card I made for Fathers Day.  This card is 4.25 x 5.5.

I used the following to make the card:

  • Versamark Ink
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Spellbinders Oval Dies
  • Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  • Bicycle Stamp

To make this card, I stamped the Bicycle using Memento Tuxedo Black.  I then cut the image out using a Spellbinders oval die.  Using the next size up of the oval dies, I cut another oval in a coordinating patterned paper. For the card base, I stamped the Bicycle several times in Versamark, added the clear embossing powder and heat set.  The patterned paper oval was added to the card base, and then the Bicycle Oval was added.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Art Impressions Fathers Day Card - Golfer

Here is another Fathers Day card.  This card in 4 x 5.25.

I used the following to make this card:

  • Copic Markers T0, T2, E31, E44, B12, B14, B16, C1, C3, E50, E53, RV00, E33, E35, B60, B63, B66, B000, B00, YG61, YG63, YG67
  • Wink of Stella - Clear
  • Art Impressions - Gordon the Golfer
  • Signo White Pen
  • Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles

To make the card, I first cut a stitched rectangle.  I then stamped the golfer with Memento Tuxedo Black.  The image was colored with a variety of Copic Makers.  Wink of Stella was added to the golf club. The grass and sky were added using Copic Markers.  The golf tee was added with the Signo White pen.  The sentiment was added.  The entire image was then added to the card base.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Wetlands Fathers Day Card

Here is the next Fathers Day card.  This card is also 4.25 x 5.5

I used the following to make this card:
  • Stampin' Up - Wetlands
  • Seaside Stampin' Ink - Beach Stories
  • Memento Cottage Ivy, Desert Sand, Summer Sky
To make the card, I stamped the goose from Wetlands with Cottage Green ink.  I then sponged Desert Sand and Summer Sky around the image.  The Sea Grass, from Beach Stories was stamped twice in Cottage Green ink.  Using a 1" square punch, I punched to top part of the image out.  These two pieces were then sponged with Desert Sand and Summer Sky inks.  All three images were then mounted on dark green card stock and added to the card base.