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


  1. 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!

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


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


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