Sunday, June 10, 2012

Challenges Inpire Father's Day Card

After my lament about the rain in my last post, the sun has finally decided to make an appearance.  It's beautiful here today.  The question of the day is...Will it last? I hope so.

I haven't done any challenges for a while so decided to use 2 for my inspiration for my Dad's Father's Day card. 

I used the sketch from Fresh Made Sketches and the Paper Players Art
PPA136 June 7

My Dad was in the Canadian Navy during World War II, so what would be more appropriate than using the Open Sea stamp set.
Stamps: The Open Sea (c-123032 - $22.95, w – 123030 - $32.95, p. 104 2012-13 Catalogue), Teeny Tiny Wishes (c – 127802 $32.95 w – 115370, $45.95 p. 133 2012-2013 IB&C)
Paper: Naturals White, Midnight Muse, Bashful Blue, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelit Dies, Square Lattice Emboss Folder, Tasteful Trim Die, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, Versamark, Pewter Emboss Powder, Whisper White Baker’s Twine 

Notice the anchor.  I used the faux metal technique.  This technique is simply but you need to be quick.

Use a piece of Whisper White card stock.
Cover with Versamark
Sprinkle with Pewter Emboss Powder and melt the powder with heat gun - Repeat 3 more times
Quickly stamp your image.  Let cool.

I then fussy cut the anchor before attaching to my card with Whisper White Baker's Twine.

Try this technique...It's fun.

The Father's Day sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set fits very nicely into the curved Itty Bitty Banners Framelit.

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Special Announcement

Over next several weeks, watch for an announcement on my blog of a new program that I am starting.  It will be of interest to those who have little time to craft or want to get started crafting.  If you live in small town Canada and don't have access to a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, this will be for you.

Until next time....



  1. Beautiful Karen! This is one of my favorite sets. So glad it's back!

  2. Great Father's Day card! I love all the embossing and the ancho. I've been wanting to try this technique so I think I'll give it go after seeing your card! Thanks for joining us at the Pals!

  3. Oh so pretty!!! Love the scalloped border at the bottom on here too! I'll have to try that technique - it really does look like metal.
    Love the image - I just bought this a couple of weeks ago and have fallen in love with it!

  4. What a fabulous nautical card. The scallops look like waves and the anchor goes perfectly with the stamped image. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  5. The embossed background is great and your anchor is wonderful. Great card!

  6. That is a classy layout...I need to get on the ball and get a card made for dear ole dad...or else he might be really sad on Sunday!

  7. Beautiful details! Love the embossing, the frames and the scallops - it all works perfectly!

  8. Beautiful card, Karen! I love the texture and the faux metal anchor. A perfect card for your dad! Thanks for playing at Freshly Made Sketches and Pals Paper Arts!

  9. I am loving the wonderful embossed layers of this card Karen. This is such a wonderful stamp set for male cards and I don't think you can ever go wrong with a red white and blue combo. xx

  10. I love this nautical masterpiece, Karen! What a remarkable beauty!!

  11. Karen, what a great masculine card! And I love your faux metal technique to create the anchor - how clever! Thanks for playing along with this week's sketch!

  12. Karen this is gorgeous! Love your metal anchor too. I've done this before but you inspired me to try again. hugs.

  13. Hey Karen,
    Great interpretation of the sketch and the PPA colours are fabulous for your theme. Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  14. What a fabulous card Karen - I love the crispness of it! And the anchor really sets it off. I am sure your Dad will love it.

  15. wow Karen, the colors are beautiful together and love the embossing.


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