Well I have some super exciting news! I was asked by an extremely talented group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to join their Inspire Create Share Monthly Blog Hop! I am certainly honored and hope that you'll enjoy my card that is all about Celebrating Dad!
One of my favorite go-to stamp sets is "Traveler". I just LOVE this stamp set. It is so perfect for masculine cards! My Father's Day card is for my sweet Husband since I lost my Dad quite a few years ago. Jeff is a wonderful husband and a great Dad to his two adult children as well as a great Step-Dad to my three adult children. Together we have 5 granddaughters and to them he is a great Papaw! The "Traveler" stamp that was perfect for Jeff's Father's Day card was the train stamp. We both absolutely love trains. About two years ago, we went through the Smoky Mountains on a train ride that was really so much fun and we saw some of the most beautiful scenery. For our next train ride, we plan to take a trip out West that will be a few days on a train.
Here's my card for Jeff and I hope you like the way it turned out as much as I did!
I started with a 4 1/4" x 11" card base, scored at 5 1/2" in Basic Black. My first layer was 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Smokey Slate. I stamped the World Map Stamp onto it with Basic Gray Ink and adhered it to the black base. I used my 2 1/2" Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Whisper White card stock and stamped the Train Image from the Traveler Set in the Circle with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I glued that to a piece of Basic Black that I had cut with one of the Deco Label Framelit dies. I then stamped the Train again on another piece of Whisper White card stock and fussy cut it and popped up over the image on the circle using Stampin' Dimensionals. I used my Paper Piercer to punch a hole in each side of the Deco Label Framelit and Used a Candy Dot Brad with Smokey Slate Dots in each of the holes. I used Stampin' Dimensionals to put the Deco Label Die onto my World Map layer. I then stamped two of the ticket images twice from the That's The Ticket stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto Whisper White Cardstock. I punched the tickets out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch. I cut a thin 4" strip of whisper white and started glueing on the tickets for my ticket border. I adhered that to the front of my card with Tombo multi-purpose adhesive. (Both the Ticket Duo Builder Punch and the That's The Ticket stamp set are on the retirement list so if you don't have them, you might want to try to grab them before they are gone!) Next I ran a piece of Basic Gray twine around the front 3 times, just over the tickets, and tied them in a knot. I used one of the Silver Basic Metal Buttons and ran the twine through the button and tied it in the front to finish off the my card front.
For the inside of my card I stamped the train just inside the right lower corner of a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" Whisper White card stock. I then stamped the Happy Father's Day Sentiment from the Crazy About You Stamp Set onto a strip of Whisper White card stock. I used my Hexagon Punch to cut a banner end on each side. I backed it with a large piece of Basic Black cut the same way.
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