Tuesday, June 16, 2015

SIP #1 Card Makers Choice Happy Fathers Day

Hey there! Glad to see that you all made it through Monday!! I was not able to skip a beat yesterday! The boys and I got our hair done. Then all 3 of my kids had 45 minute swim lessons and after that was Slurpee time! I have a feeling this WHOLE week will be a blur! Appointments and swim both tomorrow and Wednesday. Mr Tucker and I play Softball Wednesday night. Thursday swim lessons AGAIN.... In the midst of all this I have to pack for banzai run to Oklahoma (Where the wind comes sweeping through the plains) for our nieces wedding. Taryn, our youngest is a flower girl! I am tired just thinking about it!!!

My post for today is a reminder for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge! There is plenty of time for you to play and enter into our challenge!! Here is another look at the challenge...
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So obviously I am Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! But I recently stumbled on Unity Stamp Company!
No I am not jumping ship!!! However, they have some really cute sets like the one used below called "Determination" . They also have sets with really funny (sometimes inappropriate) sayings! If you know me you know that there are times where anything but appropriate...

I started this card kind of backwards! I received my Unity order today and wanted to see what the little boy in the boots looked like! So I stamped him using Soft Suede ink on Very Vanilla card stock.  I used the retired ticket corner punch to give it a more "western" look. I obviously fell in love at this point! I then matted this layer with Soft Suede card stock and used our Candy Dots colored with a silver metallic Sharpie to give the appearance of nail heads in the corners. I set this aside began concentrating on the base of the card. I started this card with a standard base of Sahara Sand card stock. I wanted to be sure to still coordinate with square panel. So I did the next layer in Soft Suede card stock. I began to panic when I realized what I had done... Because now my square with little guy on it was not going to pop! I stared at it for a bit then I knew what to do! I took a piece of Very Vanilla card stock and used a Cuttlebug embossing folder that does the strip of Barb Wire on the bottom edge. I then adhered the square panel to the barb wired panel and my card was almost complete! The "lasso" on the bottom right was made using Linen Thread that I looped about 6 times around my fingers and fed through a hole in the "cowboy" tag made with our Photopolymer set Yee-Haw. I had stamped this in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake card stock. The cowboy hat on the top right was also made with Yee-Haw! The kicker is that I bought these amazing dies from Dies By Dave so I was able to die cut the cowboy hat and have it "hang" on the corner! The sentiment "Your Day" is from a set in the new Annual Catalog it is called You're So Sweet. 

The Inside!
I made this card with Mr. Tucker in mind! After all he is our favorite cowboy here! So I used the rope from the Yee-Haw set in Crumb Cake ink. Finally, I stamped the "Happy Father's Day" from the retired set Delightful Dozen in the center!

Thank you all for stopping by!! Don't forget Stamp, Ink, Paper still has the rest of the week for you to enter your creations!! Can't wait to see what you are going to enter! 

1 comment:

  1. Such a cute image and perfect for Father's Day, Andrea! I really love the barb wire embossing, too!