Sunday, June 17, 2018

For Daddy - Father's Day Card

Hi Everybody,

Happy Father's Day!  Enjoy your time with your Dads today.  I'm not getting to see mine today but we're having lunch next week so I'll give him this card next week.

My Dad is 74 and still rides a Harley Motorcycle so for the past few years, I made a card for him with motorcycles on them.

Here's an example of one of them lol.

This year, I wanted something more sentimental for him.  I found this super cute stamp from Penny Black called For Daddy and there's a story behind why I wanted to use this stamp.

When I was a little girl, my Dad worked second and third shifts mainly and when he would get ready to leave, I would grab his legs to try to keep him from leaving and he would say, "I have to go to work to buy you chocolate milk" and I would say, "Okay"... lol   

I'm assuming he will remember this if I do. :)

I colored with Copic Markers and I cut out a mask to put over the colored stamp.  Next I stamped the background around the stamp with Tree Rings by Stampin' Up.  I wanted a neutral, masculine background so the stamp itself would stand out but all that white area would be covered.  I used Altenew mini ink cubes in the grays called, Warm Gray and started with light and went down to the third color to create an ombre effect. It's hard to find good gray ink colors that work well together and I really like these. 

I had this Happy Father's Day die in my stash and cut out with black cardstock, adhering with a Zig Two Way Glue Pen.

The bottom layer gray cardstock is Bazzill brand, not sure of the color. I used the textured side. 

The inside says, have an amazing day. The sentiment inside is from The Ton Stamps, Thoughtful Poppies stamp set. 

I hope you like my card and the story behind it.  I can't wait to give it to him!  

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!


1 comment:

Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a cute card and I love the story behind it too.