Hi friends! Happy Wednesday! I feel like a broken record saying I've been sick again, but our whole family caught another virus and I am so completely wiped out. So I'm popping in with my Mojo Monday card (a weeeeeeeeee bit late) today.
This week's sketch was by Debbie and I just loved the possibilities of the tag on a card. Both my dad's and Mark's birthdays are this week (the 14th and 15th), so I had masculine cards on my mind when I sat down to stamp. I love this sentiment from the Just for You set that says I hope that others see a little bit of you in me. It reminds me of the Amy Grant Father's Eyes song that was popular when I was young. And since my dad's eyes are pretty close to marina mist, that's the color I chose to work with. The stars are cut with the Sizzix Primitive Stars die and I stamped directly on the big star, then embossed the small star with polka dots. The sentiment flag is stamped with the happy birthday sentiment from Small Phrases.
I dug out a tag from my drawer and also saw this bit of burlap in the drawer and thought it would be cool to tuck it behind the tag like it's peeking out and you can see just a bit of it, to mirror the sentiment. The ribbon is from Stampin' Up! and I cut it in half and frayed the edges for the top of the tag. My card base is narrow so I could still fit it in an envelope, even with the ribbon hanging off the side.
All in all, a really quick card, and I think my dad will really like it.
Hope you're all staying well! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Just for You, Small Phrases (Verve)
Paper: marina mist, crumb cake, tag
Ink: early espresso, marina mist (SU!), antique linen (Ranger)
Accessories: Primitive Stars (Sizzix), burlap (7 Gypsies), ribbon (SU!), polka dot embossing folder (Cuttlebug), star pearl, corner rounder
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