Monday, May 14, 2012

Dad's Cards



Here's another one from Dad's stamping lessons. He had planned to color in the branches and blossoms, but his hand shook too much. I could see he was getting frustrated, so I showed him how to make a perfectly lovely card without coloring.


This was a stamp he bought at the craft store, and the wood is warped (something you'd never see on a Stampin' Up! stamp). We figured out that after inking it up thoroughly, placing a pad of paper under the cardstock, and pressing firmly while slightly rocking the stamp back and forth took care of the problem. (Personally, I'd take it back and get my $10 refunded - BOTH of those stamps on the shelf had warped wood blocks.)


Stamps: Three Little Words (greeting), unknown (tree branch)
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Antique Brad, Hemp Twine

3 comments:

  1. Goodly CreationsMay 15, 2012 at 9:00 PM

    Your card is lovely! Love that your Dad is learning as well. . . we need more men stampers. They really are quite creative and open avenues we don't always see. Look forward to seeing more of his creations. Mahalo nui for sharing!

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  2. Is there anyway you can remove the stamp from the wood and remount it?
    And I like your dads cards too.

    Kim

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  3. I like the rustic look of this card. Definitely doesn't need to be colored to be lovely.

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