Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy Father's Day.. with Tamiko

Hey folks.. Thank Goodness It's Friday!!!!  As I look forward to the weekend, as much as the next person, I realize that this weekend contains Father's Day.  ::smiles::  I am sure there will many family gatherings and dinners to honor Dad.  This day reminds me how much I miss my dad, but I determined to fill it with only the grandest of memories.  Well let's get to my Father's Day card!

What I used to create this card is..
Ranger Archival Ink- Jet Black
Koi Water brush
Papers- book page, tissue paper and base card
Embellishments- seam binding, flowers, 
Misc.- Scissors, paper trimmer, sponge applicator, wipes, 

First I took a portion of my diamond texture sheet and pounced some gesso on it.  I used the gesso because at the time I knew I wanted to add color.  Gesso primes the chipboard, therefore giving it a chance at displaying it's fullest intensity of the color. I also use the gelatos directly to the gessoed  chipboard then moved the color with a dampened finger.  I made sure to leave some white exposed.

I crumpled up the tissue paper, then flattened lightly to adhere it to my cardstock with matte medium. Also applied it over the tissue paper, because you never know what you may add the top layers. I took a dictionary book page (which happens to high light FATHER), rubbed some gelatos and moved the color with a little matte medium instead of water. that was done to kinda set the gelatos should I decide to add anything else wet over it.  Doing that helps not totally reactivate the gelatos.

I took the chipboard and stuck it down using the tacky glue.  Grabbed my seam binding and swished it around in some water-spritzed gelato yumminess for color.

Stamped my butterflies with archival ink because once it's dry, it's waterproof..  Now I am going to add more colors with the gelatos to the wings and edges.

Once that is dry I will begin placement on the card base and add the butterflies, flowers and bling.  I have to have extra sparkle.  Even if it is given a man, it's made by a woman!  ::smiles::  I also added some black gelato to color and frame my card.  Then I decided it was a little darker then I wanted.  Looked around and BAM!  Deco Art Metallic Lustre, in the most awesome turquiose, yep.. using it!! ::laughs:: Here are a few close ups.

Thank you guys for stopping by the blog!  I hope that the weekend is full of ONLY the most awesome memories of fathers, past, present and future,  Don't forget to plan ahead and consider Sin City Stamps for are your stamping needs! 


  1. Oh my goodness, it's beautiful! I just love all those yummy layers and the metallic accent is divine!

  2. And BAM...out come a beautiful Fathers Day card that any man would love to receive. Just beautiful, I love the colors you put on the card.

  3. Very pretty Meko!! I LOVE that Turquoise lustre paste and your butterfly stamp <3

  4. This really awesome .loved the techniques with all the different products.

  5. This really awesome .loved the techniques with all the different products.

  6. Beautifullly done, Tamiko. Love the colors you chose, and TFS.

  7. Love the colors, great idea for those butterflies..

  8. so beautiful. love the colors and the layers...

  9. Meko that card is amazing. SO much color and texture. You really did a fantastic job on this. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Wonderful texture and love the butterflies.. Lots of lovely layers.

  11. Love the texture and technique you used in this project it is inspiring


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