June 17, 2007

Dad's Day

My husband is a great Dad. I could write a book on how patient and caring he is. Instead, I made him a card for him from his teenage son! And, here's the inside of the card: Supplies: Memory Box Holly card; Marvy Uchida Rectangle punch; SU Night of Navy ink and cardstock and Brilliant Blue ink (more on that later); SU Real Red marker; Sakura White Gel Pen; SU Unfrogettable stamps set; Amuse Arts small polka dot alphabet (clear) and the circle stamp is from Impression Obsession Mod Flowers; EK Success 1 inch circle punch. I measured the center of the card towards the top so I would know where to place the rectangle punch and cut out the window of the card. The duplex (white on the inside) nature of these Memory Box cards cry out for windows once in a while. My husband likes really bright cards, so I originally stamped "dad" (one letter at a time) in the brilliant blue ink -- just closed the card and stamped right through the window. However, when I stamped the circles in the same Brilliant Blue, of course, they came out much darker. So, because the alphabet it clear, I was able to ink up "dad" again with Night of Navy ink and it came out perfectly. I find that it is easier to line up the letters or a word with clear stamps if I stamp one word or one letter at a time, rather than trying to get them to line up perfectly on the acrylic block.

6 comments:

  1. Great card and awesomely great greeting. I love stopping by!
    Hugs-

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  2. Very cool. Look forward to seeing all your art.

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  3. So very sweet and fun!
    ~Angie

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  4. Love the card Joan! I'm sure he was so happy to get it!

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  5. Great looking card Joan. I love that you made a window using the rectangle punch.

    Mary

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  6. Brilliant use of stamps makes a brilliant card!! TFS

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