Happy Father’s Day, Dad

I won’t be spending Father’s Day with my dad this year…most years I don’t.  We’re on the road, mid-way between a week of total R&R in Door County, Wisconsin and conference-plus-Big-City-fun in Chicago.  My dad’s on the West Coast, and though I’m not there, I’ll be sending my son to spend a couple of weeks with him and my mom when we leave Chicago.  It’s a fabulous time for everyone – Grandma and Grandpa enjoy my son a great deal, and my son is a big fan of his grandfather’s very specific diet:  Ice cream daily, twice if you can get it.  My dad and my son are a well-matched pair.

Happy Father's Day

  • Sense of Time, Sentimental Journey and All Holidays Stamp sets
  • Very Vanilla, Dusty Durango and Handsome Hunter card stock
  • Dusty Durango and Handsome Hunter Classic ink pads
  • Dusty Durango polka dot ribbon; Stampin’ Dimensionals

This card is simple to make.  I stamped the big clock face image first, then just filled in with the images from Sense of Time and Sentimental Journey.  Some of them I stamped off (ink, stamp once on scrap paper, then stamp on project) and some I used “full strength”.  The “Happy Father’s Day” image is stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla and trimmed to fit – trying to stamp that squared image perfectly on a piece of cardstock would make me crazy.  (OK.  Crazier.)  That image is lifted on Stampin’ Dimensionals to help it to clear the ribbon and to add some, well, dimension.

Whenever I make a card base with a deep color like Handsome Hunter, I always cut a panel of light cardstock to insert on the inside.  If my card is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ I cut my panel to 4″ x 5 1/4″ – you get the idea.

Happy Father’s Day to all of you dads out there.


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