Happy Father’s Day!

Good morning everyone and Happy Father’s Day to all of you dad’s and to the mom’s that do double duty. I’m posting two cards today, one that I made for a friend of mine and the second one for my dad. The first card uses the very first set that I purchased from Stampin’ Up!, The Open Sea. It was in last year’s Summer Mini and it is still one of my favorite masculine sets. The base of the card is Whisper White Card Stock. I embossed a piece of Chocolate Chip with the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. All of the image are from The Open Sea Stamp Set. The ship and the Anchor are stamped in Night of Navy and the log page is stamped in Chocolate Chip. The ship and anchor are cut out with my Paper Snips and mounted to the log which is backed by Night of Navy and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The greeting is from the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set and is also stamped in Night of Navy. For a nice finishing touch I tied a piece of Linen Thread around the log before I mounted it to the card With Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The second card is actually a CASE that I saw in a video from Brenda Keenan on Stampin’ Connection (The Demonstrator Forum). I used Early Espresso Card Stock for the base. The shirt and tie are Nautical Expedition from the Clearance Rack that coincidentally was intended to go with The Open Sea Stamp Set. The collar is held down by double Stampin’ Dimensionals and two Silver Mini Brads. The dad is from the Family Reunion Stamp Sets and is stamped in Marina Mist. If you would like to see Brenda’s great video tutorial you can head over to her blog and check it out here.

Thank you so much for checking in with me today and once again Happy Father’s Day!! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1-

Card Stock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Night of Navy

Ink: Chocolate Chip and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: The Open Sea and Delightful Dozen Clear Mount

Embellishments: Linen Thread

Tools: Big Shot, Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Card 2-

Card Stock: Early Espresso and Whisper White

Ink: Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Family Reunion

Designer Series Paper: Nautical Expedition (Retired)

Embellishments: Silver Mini Brads

Tools: Word Window Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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