Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Father’s Day Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller, and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner. Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour, or you have hopped on over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my card creation with you today!
I thought for Father’s Day the Let’s Set Sail Bundle and Gentle Waves Background Stamp would be perfect for my cards that I will be sending out this year! While sometimes we may struggle with “masculine” themed cards, the one thing to always remember is the color combination you use! Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight or Crushed Curry, and Night of Navy are always a good combination for beach or nautical themed cards, and I thought why not add Tahitian Tide? That’s a beachy kind of color, right? This fun and easy card is great to CASE, even change the color combination to your favorite!
The base layer for the card front is Basic White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and I used my Stamparatus to stamp the Gentle Waves stamp in Tahitian Tide ink. I then used the largest Deckled Rectangle Die to die-cut out and a sponge dauber with Tahitian Tide ink around the edges:
For the rest of the card front, you will need:
1. For the sunset, I used my Daffodil Delight ink pad to ink the bottom half of my Clear E Block (horizontal), Calypso Coral ink pad to ink the top half, a sponge dauber to blend the two colors in the middle of the block, spritzed with water, and “stamped” the block on a piece of 4” x 5 ¼” Basic White cardstock. I used the fourth from the smallest Deckled Rectangle Die to die-cut out, stamped the flock of birds in Night of Navy ink, and a Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker to partially ink the sentiment stamp. Note-I included a picture of the Basic White cardstock and how I used the die to die-cut out.
2. Use the fourth from the largest Deckled Rectangle Die to die-cut out of Night of Navy cardstock, this will be layered under the above die-cut.
3. On Basic White cardstock, I stamped the mast/hull in Night of Navy ink, the Jib and Mainsail in Tahitian Tide ink, and used the coordinating Sailboat Builder Punch to punch out. Note-I created a cardstock template with the punch to line up the stamps for ease of punching out and my Stamparatus for placement. One side of the plate had both sail stamps and the other side had the mast/hull stamp.
4. You will need two of the 4mm Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels, not pictured.
I first adhered the smaller cardstock die-cut to the larger cardstock die cut, cut mini dimensionals in half to adhere to the back of both sails and to just the hull of the boat, first placing the mast/hull punched image to the sunset, the Mainsail top and bottom points behind the mast, and the Jib top and bottom points over the tops of the mast (I found it easier to do this to “pop” the mast up rather than trying to cut a mini dimensional down to a tiny piece). I used dimensionals to adhere this piece to the middle of the stamped cardstock base layer, and placed the two Iridescent Jewels as shown. This completed piece is adhered to a Night of Navy cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, and stamp the sailboat in the bottom corner in Night of Navy and Tahitian Tide inks:
For the coordinating Basic White Medium Envelope, I stamped the sailboat in the bottom corner in Night of Navy and Tahitian Tide inks:
Such a fun and easy card to make, not just for Father’s Day! I absolutely love how the sunset turned out and the one thing I learned is that the more water you spritz, the more the ink runs together, however, this also gives you a smoother finish!
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