Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Sailing Away on Father's Day

Good morning everyone! Here is the other Father’s Day card that I made more than a month ago.

  • Stamps: Sailing Away (retired), Delightful Dozen
  • Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Midnight Muse, Whisper White
  • Ink: Basic Black, Stazon
  • Accessories: Versamarker (retired), Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Chevron embossing folder, Simply Scored, Basic Black Stampin’ Spot

For this super simple and quick Father’s Day card I started off with a 4-1/4” x 11” piece of Sahara Sand card stock. I placed the 11” side at the top of my Simply Scored and scored it at 1-1/8”, 1-1/4”, 1-3/8”, and 5-1/2”. I stamped the greeting from Delightful Dozen on the bottom of the card front below the three score lines in Basic Black ink.

Next I cut a piece of Midnight Muse card stock 4” x 4-1/4” and ran it through the big shot in the Chevron embossing folder. I had a Basic Black stampin’ spot handy so I just ran the tiny ink pad over the raised texture on the card stock. You could achieve the same look by using a brayer or a sponge to apply the ink on the texture. I adhered the chevron card stock onto the card front just above the row of score lines.

I cut a piece of Sahara Sand card stock 2-1/4” x 3-1/4” and stamped the Sail Away image onto the card stock in Black Stazon ink. I used my Versamarker to add some shadow to the waves and sails. I also colored in the outlined letters in the greeting to make them stand out more.

To finish it off I stamped the Sail Away image onto a piece of Whisper White card stock in Black Stazon ink and cut out just the sails with Paper Snips. I adhered the sails over the sails on the Sahara Sand panel with a couple Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I was so sad to see Sail Away retire. It is one of my absolute favorite masculine stamps! What retired stamp do you miss the most?