Father's Day card reveal

OK, so now it is a day AFTER Father's Day, I can share my Father's Day card I made for my dad.  In case you're wondering, I didn't make one for my husband.  I gave the kids enough craft supplies to make their own, and that they did.  Even if the glitter glue took over 24 hours to dry.....

It was really hard to think of a theme for my dad.  His hobbies include reading, gardening and music.  I had lots of stamps for nautical/beach themes or maybe even sports.  But in the end I decided to use my Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  My dad loves trees, so even if I've made him cards with that set before, it still is such a versatile stamp set for another card!!

I used a few trusty (and not recently used) tools for this one.  The brayer and some sponges/daubers.  And got myself inky.  Thank goodness for post-it notes.

I stamped the trees with Always Artichoke & Chocolate Chip ink.  And then inked up the background using Old Olive on the brayer and sponges and then Basful Blue for the sky. The colours complemented each other beautifully.

My stamped image (on Whisper White) was then matted onto Crumb Cake and then onto the Whisper White card base.  Added some linen thread and a little sentiment - the card was done.  I added a couple of staples for interest.  But definitely nothing girly on this card.

I used:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree & Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Inks: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Bashful Blue & Chocolate Chip
Papers: Crumb Cake & Whisper White CS
Accessories: Word Window punch, stap
les, linen thread, brayer & daubers

My inspiration came from here.

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