Creative Bliss

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Father's Day, Petals & Stems

I saw a Father's Day card on display at Archiver's, using a Hero Arts set called Cool Dad, that inspired me to buy the stamp set. But, enough time had passed by the time I sat down to work on a Father's Day card that I couldn't quite remember what the card looked like. The girls and I stopped by there the other day so I could refresh my memory. Would you believe I couldn't find the sample that inspired me anywhere in the store?? One of the clerks was helping me to look, and I jokingly mentioned that I might have dreamed up the sample, but she thought it maybe walked out of the store. I thought that was sad, if it was true. I guess one can hope that the recipient will enjoy the card???

Now, I needed to use that set somehow to create a Father's Day card! I needed inspiration!! While scrolling through card ideas I'd starred in my Reader, I came across this one on the Chic N Scratch blog and thought...I can make it work! Here's the result. All of the images you see are from the Cool Dad set. There's also a word brother, and grandpa among other images that will make this a versatile set for me. I used some images on the inside as well~I love that arrow! Don't you just love where the girls "signed" their names? :o)

When I read my Weekly Inkling newsletter this week, there was a link included that showed a way to tie knots with your ribbon. I thought I'd give it a try today and you can see the result~well, sort of, it is a busy ribbon. LOL You can't tell in the photo, but I also used foam tape to make the orange piece pop up a bit.

Additional Credits for Father's Day card: Ocean, Orange and Desert Sand cardstock/inks (CTMH), circle punches and Coluzzle circle template, large silver brad, American Crafts Ribbon, paper piercer, sponges for inked edges, foam tape

When I saw this card on Jen Del Muro's I{heart}2Stamp blog (scroll down a bit to see it, it was made by another stamper named Dawn Easton), I was thankful once again that I got the Petals & Stems set from Verve. I love the colors in the card that inspired me, but I couldn't find papers with those colors, that pleased me, in my stash. I did rediscover some papers I'd forgotten I had, like the Slab 6 Rob and Bob Studio stack! I decided to go with them. The patterned paper and the green papers are from that stack. The yellow cardstock is textured cardstock from Die Cuts With a View. While probably indicative that I have way too much stuff, it was fun finding new/old papers and being inspired by them. :o) The rhinestones are from CTMH (I think). Ink colors used are Crystal Blue, Honey and Sweet Leaf (CTMH). I chose to leave off a sentiment for now. I was in the mood to work on more cards (because it was nice and cool in my room with the a/c running), but the girls were not in the mood to hang out with me. They are excited because Daddy is setting up the pool today. It probably won't be ready for swimming today, but they don't get that. They thought if they watched it long enough, the pool would fill up in a matter of minutes. I called it quits after these two cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope the fathers in your life have a wonderfully special day tomorrow! We'll see if I can sneak away to work on something creative tomorrow...
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7 comments:

Kathi Carlson said...

Cute cards!! Love your color choices. I'm even starting to like orange (for something besides pumpkins) because of you. Most of all, I'm glad you got a chance to stamp. I've been missing the inspiration. Hope you get the chance tomorrow, too. By the way, Petals & Stems is right up your alley, and I'm glad I enabled you!!!

Maricar said...

Love your colors for those cards ..

Barb W said...

You've been busy! Very nice cards! I, too love the colors you've used. It's nice to see something fresh and new! TFS!

Clearly Inspired said...

More great cards! I bet DAD liked his card the best.

Heather said...

Hello to the Card Making Mistress! Just stopping by to ooh and ahh over your lovely creations. ;)

Carol said...

Love your fathers day card. I am guessing Father's day must have been on the weekend. Ours isn't until September.

stampmonkey said...

Beautiful work on both of these cards, Jeanne! And I'm sure your hubby loved that sweet card from your girls. ;) Glad you're back posting again!