Thursday, 16 May 2013

Daring Adventure Father's Day Card

Hey Stampers,

Today is my day off so I am excited to bring Jackson to his play group this afternoon. I am so lucky that I have a day off during the week to bring Jack to these things ! I know it would be nice to have every weekend off, but there is something to be said for a weekday to get stuff done !! The cool card I am showing you today is one that my Club Girls will get to make at my May Stamp Club next week !! it is only May, but we are doing a fathers Day card - that will be here before you know it !! I wanted to use as many retiring products as I possible could - and I am using 5 of them on this project !! The Daring Adventure stamp set, the Family Reunion stamp set (one of my must MUST haves), the Two Tags Die, Comfort Cafe DSP and Regals Buttons !! I am really loving how they all came together too ... take a look and tell me what you think ?!?

I re-used a great layout that I did a couple weeks ago (see that card here ) but they really couldn't be more different !! I love how the same layout can have so many different looks. I die cut a Very Vanilla tag using the Two Tags Die and my Big Shot. I then used ALL the stamps from the Daring Adventure set. I stamped the words background in Sahara Sand ink, the flourish in Summer Starfruit, the foot prints in Soft Suede and the sentiment in Midnight Muse. I took a small piece of the tweed like pattern of Comfort Cafe DSP, tore a strip off the bottom and sponged it with Soft Suede ink. I adhered the DSP to the top of my tag, and cut around the tag shape with my Paper Snips. I stamped the foot prints in Soft Suede ink and the "dad" from Family Reunion in Midnight Muse. I really love stamping on DSP, it gives such a great textured look ! I then sponged the outside edge of the whole tag. I cut a small piece of the 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon and attached a safety pin from the Vintage Trinkets to it. This was added to the top of my tag with a couple Glue Dots. Lastly, a Cajun Craze button was tied with a knot of Linen Thread and adhered to the bottom of the tag with some more Glue Dots. 

My background layer is a piece of the Comfort Cafe DSP measuring 4" x 5-1/4". I roughed up the edges using the Stampin' Distress Tool and then sponged with Soft Suede ink. I wrapped a piece of 3/8" Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon around the bottom and adhered it to a sponged Cajun Craze card base. I really love the dirty distressed look of this card - perfect for a man ! And just change the "dad" to son, brother, husband, uncle ... and you have a wonderful masculine card for any occasion !! Love it !

Well thats my card for today. I can't wait to show it to my Club Girls next week !! I hope they love it as much as I do !! And if you love any of the items that I used that are retiring on June 3rd, make sure you head on over to my Online Store to grab them while you can !! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Set: Daring Adventure (wood #122600, clear #122602), Family Reunion (wood #122710, clear #122712)

Ink: Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad #126976, Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin' Pad #126991, Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad #126978, Midnight Muse Classic Stampin' Pad #126860

Paper: Cajun Craze #119684, Very Vanilla #101650, Comfort Cafe DSP #126898

Accessories: Two Tags Bigz Die #115954, Stampin' Distress Tool #127562, Regals Designer Buttons #119744, Vintage Trinkets Accents & Elements #118764, 7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon #129287, 3/8" Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon #122967, Linen Thread #104199, Stamping Sponges #101610 


  1. Oh I love this card!! That natural trim ribbon really makes the card rugged and masculine. can't wait to make it next week!

  2. Thanks Barbie !! I know, I LOVE that trim - so glad it is carried over into the Annual Catalogue !! Can't wait for next week either !!