Saturday, May 23, 2015

Happy Father's Day

Hello! It's Memorial Day weekend here, a time for us to remember and honor the brave men and women who lost their lives while serving our country. It also signifies the end of the school year (or close to it) for many of us, and the official start to summer. It's dreary and rainy here, so it doesn't feel much like summer, but my yard work is done, so I'm going to welcome the rain on my newly planted vegetable garden.

This past week, we did a Father's Day focus in the Taylored Expressions newsletter. Here's the card that I made for my dad. I went for an artsy look by creating my watercolor background using Ken Oliver Color Burst. To be truthful, I love the look of watercolor, but I hate getting messy! The background was easy to create by randomly adding bits of the Color Burst powder on to watercolor cardstock, then spritzing with water. Once this was dry, I die cut the Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate out of Sugar Cube cardstock, layed it over my watercolor background and stitched around.

The sentiment is from Greetings for Him. I stamped it onto Sugar Cube cardstock, die cut a cirlce then matted it with Pinking Circle Stacklets and popped it up with foam tape. I kept the embellishments to a minimum, just adding a few of my favorite wood veneer stars. Here's a detail shot:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies from the TE store:

Stamps: Greetings for Him (TE)
Paper: Sugar Cube, Pumpkin (TE), Watercolor (Tim Holtz)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Taylored Dies: Pinking Circle Stacklets, Ray of Sunshine Cutting Plate (TE); Color Burst: Lemon Yellow & Orange (Ken Oliver Crafts); Wood veneer stars (Studio Calico), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.