Happy Father’s Day – Trucking Along Bundle

When I saw that the Global Design Project #gdp403 theme this week was ‘Stripes’ I really wanted to play along with it. You can draw stripes, paint watercolour stripes, use patterned paper, make use of paper scraps and create a striped pattern, criss cross those stripes for checks… you get it – the possibilities are many.

My first thought was to use the striped paper which is available our Classic and In-Color 6″x6″ paper packs. I pulled out several colours, used none and just ended up with a big pile of stuff on my desk. I picked the lovely checked sheet from the Inked Botanicals DSP which is made up of stripes and layered it onto and embossed striped Basic White panel.

With Father’s Day in just 6 weeks I though I would combine all 3 of these challenges and chose the Trucking Along bundle to meet the TGIF Challenges #tgifc430 brief of travel. I then followed along with the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches #FMS595 which made designing the card much easier.

The truck body was coloured in Lost Lagoon, Pool Party and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. I added a tree ring in keeping with the outdoor theme I was trying to create for this Father’s Day card. I have several of these tree rings die cut and ready to be put on projects. These are kept in the folder which the dies come in and then when I need one, all I need to do is just add some colour. So for this tree ring I blended Wild Wheat, Pecan Pie and Copper Clay ink with a Blending Brush.

I added some leaves die cut again from Basic White Cardstock. These were blended with Mossy Meaadow and Copper Clay ink to give a variegated look.

I heat embossed the sentiment in Night of Navy/Clear Embossing Powder on the Fresh as a Daisy Designer Series Paper. Using your Clear Embossing Powder you can match any project with all the colours in our range.

  • Ink up the stamp in Versamark
  • Immediately ink it up in desired ink colour
  • Stamp onto Cardstock/Designer Series Paper
  • Pour Clear Embossing Powder over the image
  • Set with Heat Tool
  • You have a coloured embossed image

I hope you have enjoyed this project using the cute truck which has been very popular. The Trucking Along bundle is available now in our Online Exclusives range while supplies last.


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Father’s Day Card for the Camping Dad

Blessed Sunday to you! Continuing with my ‘Dads’ theme which I’ve been focusing on my Facebook Page this week, I’ve got an outdoor themed card for the Dad who loves camping. The Campology stamp set is a favourite of mine for masculine cards.

I’m playing along with Caseing the Catty Sunday Challenge where we are casing a Christmas Tree project from the July – December 2022 Mini Catalogue, the 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue or the Sale-a-bration Catalogue. I’m CASEing this card from Page 14 of the Jul-Dec Mini Catalogue which uses the Regal Reindeer Bundle.

I flipped the card horizontal and used the Tailor Made Tags Dies to blend ink to resemble the project I was CASEing. Blending Parakeet Party and Evening Evergreen with a Blending Brush, I then stamped the trees in Evening Evergreen. I added some embossing pasge to resemble the snow which was in the original card. The Embossing paste picked up the green which was blended under and you can see the stamped trees under the light layer of embossing which adds to the rustic feel of this card.

The kettle and cup images were stamped in Soft Suede and coloured with Stampin’ Blends. I stamped the handles twice and fussy cut to attach behind the main image. A strip of the Sale-A-Bration Silver & Gold Foil DSP was added behind the tag in line with the sketch I was CASEing.

At this stage I really wanted to add a bit ‘extra’ and couldn’t go past those leaves from the Stylish Sketches stamp set. This has got to be my favourite Sale-A-Bration product as I just love the images in it. You can get this set FREE with a $90 order.

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Awow Blog Hop – Sketch 101

Hi friends, Welcome to our Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop where on the second Wednesday of each month we share creative inspiration using Stampin’ Up! products. This month we have a sketch challenge – my favourite type to work with.

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Sketches offer a great starting point for a project. Today you will see the different looks you can get with just 1 sketch and I hope you give it a try.

Each week on my Facebook Page, I feature a product and this week it’s the Home & Garden Bundle. So I’ve incorporated it with this layout to create a card for Dad. Great for a birthday card or for Father’s Day this has been combined with the He’s the Man suite from our new Catalogue.

The sentiment was inked in Versamark and Early Espresso and heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. I felt that it needed to be a little bit darker so I coloured over the embossing with SU100 Stampin’ Blend which made it stand out. The oval was coloured with some Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends and I added the texture stamp from the Nature’s Harvest stamp set which gave it an old leather look which I loved.

I hope you have enjoyed my take on this sketch and stop by my Facebook Page to see me make it on my Creative Escape FB Live tonight.

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Quick Make Father’s Day Cards

Father’s Day is just over a week away and I have some quick make card ideas to share with you to create for a special Dad. I chose A Good Man stamp set as it has images perfect for the occasion. The sentiments will suit whatever you wish to convey to your Dad, Husband, Grandpa and special men in your lives.

Coloured with a selection of Stampin’ Blends these images can coordinate with any Designer Series Paper you choose. I have chosen our selection of 6″x6″ Classic Colours which come in Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals and In-Colors

I added a label in Early Espresso cardstock which has been embossed for some extra interest on this card.

The sentiment is just so sweet and perfect to give Dad to show him how valued he is.

I love the Bermuda Bay on this card with the Calypso Coral. Once I coloured the image, I stamped the sentiment randomly around in Calypso Coral for a fun background. Using the Tailored Tag punch, I punched out 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper to create the tabs for some interest.

The bright red on this card together with the polka dots makes it rather cheerful. Express your gratitude to Dad with this sentiment included in the A Good Man stamp set.

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