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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day - Golfing the Day Away!!

My husband is a golfer . . . . so a Father's Day card with a golf theme is always appreciated!!  This first card is one I made for him last year and the second one is the 2011 version of Golf/Father's Day card.

Father's Day 2010 
I think I'm addicted to green paper, especially this Stampin'Up Certainly Celery. I combined it with navy blue and a small panel of striped paper that I had in my stash.
The golf shoes and words are from Golf Set  (Clear Dollar Stamps). 
I stamped them onto white card stock with green and blue inks and then coloured the shoes with SU's Certainly Celery marker. The edges of the card were sponged and distressed with a blue ink. I added some of the golfing terms around the shoes using some blue and green inks. 

The main image was mounted on blue and green card stock and then added to more white card stock that was embossed with a Swiss Dot folder. Several rows of dots near the edge have been coloured using the green marker. 
The sentiment in the oval panel is from a Close to My Heart Stamp set called Today's Date.  It was stamped onto white card stock and mounted onto a blue oval. Faux stitching with a white gel pen, a navy eyelet and green ribbon finish the tag.  Although this was made for Father's Day, it could easily be adapted for a birthday card.

Father's Day 2011
I bought this Kraftin' Kimmie stamp at my LSS earlier in the year with the plan for a Father's Day card this year. Raymond: the golfer was stamped onto white Bella paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then coloured with my copic markers. I fussy cut Raymond so I could attach him to a prepared background that I created on a PTI Library Card Tag cut from white card stock.

SU's  Bashful Blue ink and the Weathered Background stamp was used on the upper portion of the white tag to create a 'sky'. The grass stamp from PTI's Garden Variety was stamped multiple times to create the grassy golf course.    
I stamped the strip  from Postmarks in Bashful Blue and Goldrush along the left side of the tag.  The little golf ball was created by punching out a small circle and then adding black markings and edges.

The little bird from Grunge Me was then added with Outdoor Denim ink - to create longer legs, I used a matching marker and extended them to the bottom of the tag. CTMH Goldrush ink was used to stamp "birdie" (from Clear Dollar Stamp's Golf Set)  onto a little strip of white card stock and then the edges of the tag and the word strip were sponged with the denim ink.

In order to create a card, I scored the Library Card Tag along the top and then used Scor-tape to adhere it to a second tag. A dark blue marker creates faux stitching along the score line. A blue ribbon was added to the top.

Three little blue dots from Staming Bella were added to the top left corner. A 'stamp' using the Postage Stamp die from PTI and the outline edge stamp  from Postmarks was created for the top right hand corner. The sentiment from Tag-Its #2 was added with more Goldrush ink. Some little splotches from Grunge Me were stamped in the light blue ink on top of the sentiment to add an aged look. Before I adhered the stamp, I used the circles from Grunge Me and stamped them in the top right hand corner. This image "peeks" out from under the stamp.
Blue argyle patterned paper was used to add some interest and colour to the inside of the card. A piece of Certainly Celery card stock was cut with PTI's Rick Rack die in order to create a "grass' effect. The sentiment, from Fillable Frames #6 and the golf club from CDS Golf Set finishes the interior of the card. I used a total of 8 stamp sets (5 from Papertrey Ink) to create this card.  My desk (and room) was a complete disaster after I finished this!! :) 

Thanks for visiting!!
Karen C.

Golf Shoes Card Details:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps:Golf Set;  CTMH:Today's Date
Inks: CTMH Garden Green, Moonstruck
Paper: SU Certainly Celery, White, Navy; patterned paper from my stash.
Other Supplies: Cuttlebug Swiss Dot Embossing folder; SU Certainly Celery marker; White Gel pen; navy eyelet; green ribbon; oval punches;

Golfing Raymond Card Details:
Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie: Golfing Raymond;  SU Weathered Background Stamp;
PTI: Postmarks, Grunge Me, Garden Variety, Tag Its #2, Fillable Frames #6 ;   
Clear Dollar Stamps: Golf Set.
Inks:  Memento 'Tuxedo Black; SU Bashful Blue; CTMH Sweet Leaf, Goldrush, Outdoor Denim
Paper: Bella white cardstock; PTI Stamper's Select White card stock; Provocraft: Blue Diamonds
Other Supplies: PTI Library Card Tag die, Postage Stamp die, Rick Rack die; blue ribbon; small circle punch; CTMH Outdoor Denim marker, Black marker; Stamping Bella Dots (blue).


Kristii said...

Absolutely fabulous!! Thanks for inspiring to get my Father's Day cards done!

Lorraine said...

Oh Karen, I love how you incorporate so many different stamps/elements/dies/techniques on your projects. He will love his Father's Day card! I do - It rocks!

Keva said...

Those are both SO cute! Love the golfer...

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

What great ideas! I LOVE how you used the postmarks strip on the side, and the little stamp area for a sentiment. And the 'birdie' is so creative!! Well done!