Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Father's Day Smooth Sailing Card

I'm looking forward to taking my daughter, son-in-law, his mother, and four grandkids to the ocean for our vacation this summer. Living in the center of the U.S., my grandkids have never seen the ocean. With that in mind, I made this Father's Day card for their dad, my son-in-law.

The image and the designer paper are both from Clear Dollar Stamps in their set called Smooth Sailing.

I tried a new way of using my favorite embellishment - embossing folders. I folded the kraft cardstock so I could fit the top part in one embossing folder and the second time the bottom was embossed with a different folder. By covering the fold with a ribbon, you can use different folders creatively. I wanted swirls on the bottom like ocean waves. I also added a textured banner to hold my handwritten sentiment. When I colored the sky and water with my Copic markers, I used two shades of blue on the top and two shades of bluegreen on the bottom. Then I removed color with the Colorless blender to resemble clouds and white caps on the waves.

Challenges for this card:
Here Come the Boys - Challenge #28, Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Challenge #66 For the Man/Boy in our Lives
Love to Create - Challenge #18, Father's Day or Special Guy in your life
Shopping Our Stash Weekly - Challenge #54, Father's Day or Masculine
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow - Challenge #14 Father's Day

6.5" x 5" Father's Day Card Recipe:
Paper - Clear Dollar Stamps "Smooth Sailing;" Close To My Heart "Victory" (chocolate swirl), Chocolate, Kraft, White Daisy cardstock
Image - Clear Dollar Stamps "Smooth Sailing"
Accents - CTMH "Milepost Shapes" (banner), Baker's Twine Paradise Assortment; Cuttlebug Musical Flourish (bottom) and Scrollwork (top) embossing folders; white twill old and unknown;Copic Markers- B00, B02, BG10, BG13, N0, N2, N4, E33, E35, E15, E18, 0 Colorless Blender


Wendy L said...
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Wendy L said...

Thanks for joining us at Love to Create challenge. Your card is great and the colours are lovely. xxx

Craftdee said...

Great card, I love the way you've used the embossing folders! Thanks for joining in the Here Come The Boys challenge, good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ☺

Jacki Randolph said...

Beautiful card!! Your embossing and sentiment on a flag is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week!

jo said...

Fab card, love the papers and embossing.Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck!
Hugs Jo x

Heather said...

I love the corrugated pennant, wonderful coloring of your image...I love the nautical theme.
Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

Patti P. said...

I hope your family has a wonderful time on vacation, this is such a lovely card. I love the sailboat and your embossing is so pretty, great job! The pennant with your sentiment is a lovely idea.
Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Patti SCH/DT

Holly Young said...

LOVE all the amazing texture on this card!!!!!! Gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at SCH this week!

Holly SCH DT

Leslie Hanna said...

Great images and coloring, and doubling up on embossing folders is the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

That is an awesome card!!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!