... and Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there!
Craig is sleeping in and, once I finish this post, I'll walk Doodle Dog so I can get back and start making brunch. Our Dads are coming over so we can pamper them with food, coffee and *maybe* a rematch of some Crib. We seriously are so blessed to be able to call these men our dads. Two of the very best men around :)
So today I am FINALLY sharing a card I made quite a few weeks ago ... I just never got around to sharing it. It uses the new set Bright Wishes ...
For this one I simply silver embossed the image, matted the layer on Basic Grey card stock and colored the flowers with my Real Red and Wild Wasabi markers. I popped up sentiment and some bling jazz it up a bit. I love the simplicity and the little pop of color.
I played with this set for quite a while, actually, and I have a few other totally different ideas I still have to perfect before sharing. However! I DO have a second one to share that I'm SUPER excited about!
I recently saw cards popping up on Pinterest using the pen from the new Crafting Forever stamp set.
I just think I'm so clever only HALF stamping the Bright Wishes image. PERFECT for the lazy stamper *lol*. I used Basic Grey ink for the well. I tried using Smoky Slate to make it a lighter, more "pencil-like" shade but to be honest the ink was too juicy and although I wouldn't say it "bled" I didn't get the crisp lines I wanted. To fade the color out a bit I used a finger dauber to soften the edge of the ink.
I used Berry Burst ink for the sentiment (from Work of Art) and Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist markers for the pen. Yes, I used old fashioned paper snips to cut it out. I used the edge of my bone folder to curl the pen just a little, and only taped it down on the tip so it popped up off the page ever so slightly. Three colored enamel dots bring in a little more color, texture and interest. I matted it on Berry Burst (which I now realize I didn't order more of on yesterdays order!!) and popped the whole thing up on dimensionals.
I really love the final result. Clean, quick and easy. I have SO MANY line art sets that this would work well with. The From the Herd set, the Peacock, lots of flowers sets ... Time to dust a few of them off and get busy!
So that's it for today. Wishing all the dads out there a fantastic, stampy day!