Thursday, 24 June 2010

My Dad's Father's Day card using a non-SU stamp (shock, horror)

I nearly forgot to share with you the card that I made for my Dad for Father's Day. Although Father's Day is past, the elements can easily be adapted or reused for any man's card.

Now I admit that since becoming an SU demo I don't often use other stamps - I've been spoiled for the quality and usually have enough to pick from. But I spotted this stamp on my travels some time ago (sorry but can't remember whose it is) and thought it would be ideal for my Dad as he loves to BBQ and it's a stamp and a recipe combined.

Stamp sets: Short Order Alphabet (retired)
Plain cardstock: Whisper White
Textured Cardstock: Really Rust, Not Quite Navy
Ink: Black Stazon
Punch: Scallop Circle
Other: Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, Antique Brass Brads (Vintage), Twill Tape, Linen Thread
Non-SU: BBQ recipe stamp

I stamped the image using Black Stazon onto Whisper White card and matted it onto Really Rust Textured card. The corners of this Really Rust layer were punched using a single petal of the Scallop Circle and this was then layered onto Not Quite Navy Textured card and Antique Brass Brads added at each corner. This main image was popped up on dimensionals on the card front. For the sentiment I stamped Dad with my alphabet set using Black Stazon on the Twill Tape. The ends of the tape were folded to the centre and the I used my Crop-a-dile to punch holes and set the Jumbo Eyelets. Linen thread was knotted through the eyelets and secured around the back of the Not Quite Navy mat before popping up on dimensionals beneath the main image.

Stamp Set: Occasional Greetings
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: SU Markers in Really Rust and Not Quite Navy

For the inside I used markers direct to stamp to selectively colour the sentiment.

My Dad doesn't take a lot of interest in my crafting (thinks I must have too much time on my hands, lol - totally forgets how much he likes building things) but he seemed to like this one, at least he looked at it for more than 2 seconds.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


Loraine Arderne said...

That's a fab bbq stamp!

Heather x said...

lol, thats what Ian's dads like :)
Beautiful card hun :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Karen D said...

Saw this stamp today in Hobbycraft in Nottingham. It's by inkadinkado.