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.
- 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.