Best Dad Ever Father’s Day Card

Stampin' Up! Set Best Dad Ever

Stampin' Up! Set Best Dad Ever

I got this idea a few years ago from a very talented downline, Cindy Lieberman–I copied her layout for this card, and updated the papers and colors (this is the new ‘Comfort Cafe’ designer paper I used on the last post–fabulously versatile prints)!

Here’s a picture of the set (click for actual size):

CLICK FOR ACTUAL SIZE: Stampin' Up! Best Dad Ever Set

And the photo below doesn’t do the designs justice:

Comfort Cafe Designer Paper

Below are the accessories that I used and this is a FABULOUSLY quick card to do… by the way I don’t thread the button, I tied the bow and then used a glue do to hold it to the button.  These old eyes ain’t what they used to be.  So now it is a toss up between this one and the boat one for dad… but he was in the Navy, so I’m still going with the ship!

Sets: Best Dad Ever (#120399 wood, #120681 clear)
Accessories:  5 ½ x 8 ½ Midnight Muse cardstock
3 ¾ x 2 ¾ Midnight Muse cardstock
3 ½ x 2 ½ Very Vanilla cardstock
2 ¼ x 4 DSP Comfort Café #126898
1 x 4 DSP Comfort Café #126898
2 1/2 x 4  Soft Suede Cardstock (for embossing with texture folder)
Stampin’ Write Markers:   Soft Suede, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist; Buttons Neutrals #119743; Linen Thread #104199; Glue Dots
Houndstooth Textured Emb. Folder #123134
Sizzix Die Cutting Machine, Multi-purpose platform, two clear cutting pads



Amy Celona, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator/Executive

Countryside Vintage Truck Masculine Card

I have fallen in love with the phenomenal artwork of the ‘Countryside‘ stamp set (see below).

The vintage effect of this Soft Suede and Black card is simply done by stamping the truck in Soft Suede on ‘Naturals Ivory’ (#108849) cardstock and gently blurring some of the edges with an Aquapainter–that’s it.  The dye ink will run easily with the water, so don’t get carried away!

The edges of each ivory cardstock layer is sponged with the Soft Suede ink  and I sparingly used the ‘speckle’ stamp in to finish the job.

I had originally envisioned an entirely monochromatic card until I added the faux newsprint (Newsprint Designer Series paper #117116).  I loved that, so I needed to work more black into the piece to justify the accent color (thank you Sr. Nishio, 9th grade art class) so I added the black medallion stamp (from the new ‘Artistic Etchings‘ set) and the scrap of torn black cardstock and of course the black speckles.

I found that it takes a surprising amount of time to make a card that looks like it was just thrown together, doesn’t it?


Artistic Etchings
Itty Bitty Backgrounds

5 ½ x 8 ½ Naturals Ivory cardstock
2 ½ x 4 inch Naturals Ivory cardstock
2 x 4 Basic Black cardstock
4 x 3 Soft Suede cardstock
2 x 3 Newsprint DSP
Soft Suede ink, Aquapainter, Sponge Dauber™
Black StazOn™, Mini library clips (black), hemp twine
Square Lattice Embossing folder (#119976)
Sizzix Big Shot, Multi-purpose platform and pair of clear cutting pads