Best Dad Ever

Happy Tuesday! Today I have a little Father's Day card to share with you. I started by stamping the word montage from Protector in Bordering Blue on Bordering Blue card stock. I chose bordering blue because it reminds me of the color of my dad's eyes. I also try to stay away from red and green, since my dad is color blind and I always wonder how horrific my card might look to him if I use those colors. LOL


Next I pulled out the stripey stars from the Seeing Stars set and stamped them on cream cardstock with Night of Navy ink. The large stars are punched out with the SU! large star punch. The two smaller stars I cut by hand. I arranged them in an arc formation, popping up the two small stars, then adding double thickness of dimensionals to the center star. For the little banner, I pulled out the dot border strip from Father Figure, stamped in Night of Navy and then trimmed. I added a couple hand cut tails and used a ruler and a Night of Navy marker to extend the lines on the banner tails.

Next I pulled out Dad's Day and stamped the oval and then the Best Dad Ever sentiment in Navy Blue and punched out with the SU! large oval punch. To finish off the front, I used the ticket corner punch and added some twine. All cream panels are sponged with first Antique Linen and then Tea Dye Ranger Distress ink.

Since this card will be given away soon, I went ahead and finished the inside too, using some of the same elements from the front of the card and the Father's Day Plain Jane and a Fiskars border punch for the curvy border.

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17 comments

  1. OMGOsh, Julee this is the most FANTASTIC thing I've seen in a long time! Wow!!! I adore your design..and the subtle and muted blues are breathtaking!!

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  2. This is stunning, I just love how you pull your cards together.

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  3. Beautiful card. Such an inspiration!

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  4. Julee, this card is drop-dead gorgeous! I'm completely awestruck!Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us.
    Hugs,
    Colleen

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  5. Oh WOW!!! Wow... Incredible cards!!!!

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  6. I love the colors you used on this, and the stars look amazing! Ok, the whole thing is amazing, inside and out : )

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  7. WOW,I love these.....the colours are fabulous and love the striped stars!!!
    xx

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  8. I love your star card Julee. How sweet that you put so much thought into it for your dad. Your sponging is fabulous. Any tips since my hands turn into heavy, gargantuan things when I sponge. I guess I need to think think "light as a feather",huh? Beautiful masculine card!

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  9. I never think to pull out navy blue any more. And it's fab! LOVE your polka dotted 'ribbon' banner.

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  10. This is really beautiful! Wonderful design and color!

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  11. Lorie M (MelodyGal)June 10, 2009 at 6:43 PM

    I am in awe! I just love your Best Dad Ever star card. It is just perfect in every way.

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  12. These are fantastic Father's Day cards! Love the look!

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  13. Julee these are very classy, love the colors

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  14. Ultra, Ultra cool cards Julee!! Love the star show with the banner!! And the border along the top on the second card is fabulous!! You amaze me continually!!

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