Monday, June 15, 2015

Father's Day Classic

Hi!  Chris here today sharing this classic Father's Day Card that was super fun and yet easy to whip up in a short amount of time.  I started with these supplies:

Sin City Stamps: Classic Spark; Terri Sproul Alphabet Set 
Pacon: Multi Media paper
ColourArte: Radiant Gels -Copper Pearls (altho link shows the color looking more coppery-  my jar looks more pearly)
ColourArte Twinkling H2Os - Mandarin Citrine, Iridescent Blue
Ink- Ranger Archival Jet Black, Ranger Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio, StazOn Jet Black
Distress Marker - Squeezed Lemonade

To start out I painted my background using the ColourArte Radiant Gels on my Multi Media paper
After the was dry, I stamped the over the paint with my StazOn and my background stamp from the Classic Spark Collection. I love how it kind of reminded me of a 50's diner floor!  Perfect for the theme of my card!

I then matted that background piece onto black cardstock to fit my card.

Before I got too far along I stamped the inside of my card and then stamped and matted my greeting. 

I then stamped the car image again on my Multi Media paper using the Ranger Archival Ink.  I then proceeded to "color" in my image.  I used the Cracked Pistachio on the car body by stamping my ink pad onto by craft sheet and picking up the ink with my water brush.  
I have to admit that at first I stamped with my Memento Ink pad, forgetting I was using water.  In the first image you can see the ink bleed into my color , the second image uses the Archival ink.  

I added the Iridescent Blue Twinkling H2Os to any parts of the car that would be chrome or white walled.  I added the Squeezed Lemonade Distress Marker to the headlights and then a touch of the Mandarin Citrine for a bit of extra shine.   I then fussy cut out my car and added it to the front of my card. 

I then stamped DAD using the Terri Sproul Alphabet onto my MultiMedia paper and matted that onto black cardstock.  

Hope you enjoyed my project!


  1. This is wonderful, Chris. Love this card for Father's Day, or any day you need a good one for the guys!


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