Happy Dad's Day!

Happy Father's Day (or in the case of this card, Happy Dad's Day) to my dad and to my hubby.. and to all the Dad's out there! I hope you all have a fabulous day! I just love this Proverb - “Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad”. A few days ago I showed you the card that I made for my dad. Today I'm showing you the card that I made Sabrina to give to her daddy.


I decided to play along in a couple of challenges as well. The first is Verve's Ready Set Stamp Challenge to use the set, Seeing Stars. Before I got started, I looked around for some sketch inspiration and decided to use FTL95 from the Clean & Simple blog. I had to laugh, though, because my card really isn't all that clean and simple!


There are 3 different sizes of stars in the set and a couple of fun patterns, but I decided to use the plain open stars. I started by randomly stamping them, then I paper-pieced them with some fun My Mind's Eye So Sophie coordinating paper. It took a little bit of time, but I love the fun background paper. The sentiment is from the Dad's Day set.


I added a little punched star border and for my focal embellishment, I used one of the stars from the set and thought it would be fun to layer something on top of it. So, I took a break from making my card and searched in my stash. I didn't find anything that I liked, so I looked online for a crochet star pattern and found this one (I used the one posted by Cricketnc in the Feedback section). It took just a few minutes to make the star, then I topped it with a button.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Seeing Stars, Dad's Day (Verve)
Paper: True Black, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), So Sophie "Brothers & Sisters" Petite Blue Floral, "Never Enough" Daring Dot (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Stars border punch (Martha Stewart), Buttons (Papertrey Ink), Twine (May Arts), Handmade crochet star using crochet cotton (DMC), Ric Rac twill ribbon, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

16 comments:

  1. I love your card, and I really love that quote - isn't it so true!

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  3. Oh wow!! Soooo neat! Love all the stars...wonderful card!

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  4. this is adorable, I luv the designer papers....cute card!

    enjoy *~*

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  5. Such a fabulous card! I love your star!

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  6. wow- zers... Stephanie, I love your card muchly, love the colors and the dp... VERY pretty!

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  7. This is purely FABULOUS Stephanie! The colors, the layout, all the stars....PERFECTION!!

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  8. Hi Stephanie! What a brilliant card, I can think of quite a few uses for it if you just change the sentiment - very versatile!

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  9. That card is gorgeous. I love all the white space.

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  10. Love the design! I have several july birthdays and am always looking for inspiration! This sure gives me some ideas! Love the crocheted star and very impressed that you could create one so quickly!

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  11. Are you kidding me? You crochet too? THAT IS TALENT! I crochet--but I could never do this! That start is the perfect touch:) I looooooooove it! Great stuff as always:)

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  12. This is really pretty, Stephanie! I love the colors, that you created a background with the stars and your crocheted star is fabulous!! A very pretty card!!

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  13. Awesome card! I love the crocheted star...it was what caught my eye and I had to take a closer look! :)

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  14. fabulous background!!! What a great idea (I like it because you don't have to cut the little stars out!! LOL)....permission to CASE please!!! :)

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