Anyway, I DID remember Father's Day this year, and actually made a pretty cute card for my Dad, too.
Looks like this--
The stamp is from SU, their Loads of Love set. I stamped the truck twice and cut out the bumper so I could coat it with some clear embossing powder and then bump it up with some pop dots. It's a bumper, after all! I hit the window, the door handle, hubcaps and flowers with Glossy Accents to give them some shine too.
Btw, I got the stamp set at a great bargain price from a shop that was selling some sets at 25% off the OLD prices. Love me a bargain, baby! I now need the companion set. I do believe I'll have to call my demo and pay retail for that one, though. Rats. Hate paying retail on anything.
The sentiment stamp is from GinaK Designs, and the DP is from DCWV.
Super easy, and cute, right? Hope he likes it. Thanks for everything, Dad!!
Speaking of thanks, I was very happy and humbled to get a package from awesome designer AJ OTTO the other day. She made me the oh, so generous offer of sending me some stamp sets she was no longer using, and I gratefully said YES! I was really excited when not only did THREE (possibly four) GinaK Designs stamp sets show up, but also some beautiful designer paper from their brand-new stamp set! AND!!!! Hold me back! Some Nestabilities dies! Ones that I NEED, too! (OK, so "need" is maybe overstating things. You know what I mean.) I was bowled right on over! Such amazing generousity on her part. Way to make the new guy feel welcomed and supported. Many, many thanks to her. Oh yeah, I made her a card with the stamps she sent, and with some of the DP as well. Looks like this--
The images and border are done with two GinaK Designs sets, Cute as a Bug, and Bring the Bling. I hand colored the bee and honey pot with colored pencils, and made some of the "bling" in the border bees with a fine tipped black marker. I also made this one--
This set may be GinaKDesigns, but I don't find it on the website. Maybe it's discontinued? I am a huge Armistead Maupin fan, and one of his books was called Babycakes, after one of the characters' nicknames. I love the hot pink and green combination.I used the Glossy Accents on some of the frosting, and used Stickles to do the sprinkles. I kind of dig the use of negative space on this one, too.
AJ says she's just "paying it forward", sending me this stuff. I hope I can return the favor soon, and hope to carry on with the pay it forward idea. Thanks again, AJ!
FYI-- AJ Otto does some amazing work, and you can see it and follow her blog by going HERE. I love how she can take a handful of elements and make a huge statement. She has an amazing feel for negative space, as well. I hope to emulate her style a bit, as my own work progresses. Rock on, AJ!
Oh yeah, I also did one more card with the sets she sent me. I'll show you that one very soon!
Thanks for stopping by!