Our four children and spouses will arrive at our home on Father's Day bringing the goodies to make a magnificent barbecue dinner to celebrate my husband and myself. You see...as I was traveling on Mother's Day to spend time with my 90-year old mother on her day, my day was planned to be celebrated with my husband on Father's Day. We are willing to share our days with one another!
I wanted to make a special Father's Day card for my husband to not only celebrate him, but to thank him for allowing me a long vacation away to visit my family in California. ( I have to say, I was a busy gal, and enjoyed every minute of it!) I have had the Stampin' Up Traveler stamp set for some time, and I have been itching to use it, but have never taken the opportunity. I won a second copy of this very stamp set at a stamping event, which I brought down to share with my mother. This was perfect. . .I'd use her set while visiting.
The stamp I wanted to use is the vintage locomotive, and I had in mind to emboss it to fit my black, white, and red card theme. I used the Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set to form my background in Real Red and Smokey Slate. . . modifying it just a bit. By using my MISTI stamping tool, I was able to wipe off half the red ink with a baby wipe and yet still be able to repeat-stamp to get a rich impression. I was also able to re-position for the gray to enlarge that area. I have to say, I just love my MISTI stamping tool. Take a look at my finished train card below. I think my husband will be very pleased with his Father's Day card.
I finished off my husband's Fathr's Day card by crafting an inside to coordinate ith the outside creation, and I fashioned a little verse fitting this special occasion.
Recipe: Recollections cardstock: Black, Pewter. Patterns: DCWV Bella Armoire Stack. Stampin' Up products: Red Glimmer Paper; Stamps--Traveler, Perpetual Birthday Calendar; Inks--Real Red, Smoky Slate; Embossing Powder--Black; Dies--Finishing Touches Edgelits-Pinked (retired). Cottage Cutz dies: Expressions--Happy, Father's Day. Recollections: Red Pearls. EK punch: Scallop Corners-Medium (inside).