Welcome to week eighteen of our Art With Heart 2023-24 Colour Creations blog hop!
It’s Father’s day this coming Sunday and as my husband loves to surf (am I allowed to say “lives” to surf?) I was super excited to see that the new Trucking Along stamp set includes a stamp with a surfboard and a palm tree.
Pete also drives a ute so this was the perfect stamp set to use for his Father’s Day card!
Tomorrow is also the last day of Stampin’ Up!’s kit sale, so I’ve used some of the pre-cut palm tree pieces from the A Little Smile All-Inclusive Card Kit on my card.
They work so well with the surfboard/palm stamp from the Trucking Along stamp set and the A Little Smile All-Inclusive Card Kit is on sale for $25.90 until midnight tomorrow night!
This kit also gave me inspiration for the the colour combination and background of my Father’s Day card. I used blending brushes to create layers of Crumb Cake and Coastal Cabana and die cut it out with the third largest Deckled Rectangle die.
I also added an additional white cardstock layer behind the top layer, die cut with the largest Deckled Rectangle die. To make our metric half A4 card base fit imperial American sized dies such as the Deckled Rectangle dies I simply trim about 1cm off one side of the card base before I adhere all the layers together.
Two utes were stamped in Coastal Cabana, with the second ute cut in half to add a trailer to the back of the first ute. Although there is a matching punch, I fussy cut both utes so I could add the surfboard stamp in the back of the first ute and create the trailer from the second ute.
The “Special Delivery” sentiment was going to sit in the ute trailer, however I decided at the last minute to pop it on the palm trees. It’s been punched out with the Double Oval Punch.
These new Adhesive-Backed Glitter Sequins are from the forthcoming September – December catalogue and they’re stunning! I’ve used the Old Olive sequins to match the palm trees and add a touch of bling to complete the card front.
The Father’s Day sentiment inside the card is from the Gone Fishing stamp set, stamped in Coastal Cabana. I added another pre-cut palm tree from the kit to finish off the inside.
Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Andrea Sargent – I can’t wait to see what Andrea has made this week!
If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.
Catherine Proctor – you are here!
Next Wednesday, 6th September, we’ll be back showcasing Crumb Cake or you can join us on Monday 4th September for some Christmas inspiration.
I hope you can join us then.