Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Thinking of Father's Day

Father's Day is Sunday.  My father passed away 2 years ago but I will have a tribute piece to his memory on my blog.  My grandfathers have also passed away; my husband and I had no children of our own.  I've made cards in the past for many fathers that I know...brothers-in-law, uncles, friends, etc.  This year I made just one special one...for my step-dad.  He has a full plate with children of his own, 4 step-kids and plenty of grandhchildren.  There won't be the typical Father's Day gift-giving or gathering but I wanted to let him know how much his presence has meant to me.

The stamp is from the Seaside Sketches (Stampin' Up) set that I stamped on watercolor paper and colored with dye-based markers that had been scribbled on my craft sheet.  Bordered in black I layered it onto one of Tim's Texture Fades embossing folders.  I rubbed Broken China Distress Ink across the embossed portion - makes it look more like a sheet of notebook paper.  The sentiment, also SU, fit on the page perfectly, thanks to a positioner.  I colored white photo corners with Sunset Orange pigment ink then smudged some brown distress ink over them and around the base card.

Mood when done?  Pleased.


  1. I would say so! This is AWESOME, love the notebook texture, the BC ink was brilliant. Love it, and I'm sure your stepdad will too!

  2. Oh my Susan, this is just beautiful. The notebook texture is pretty sweet, your colors really work on this one. Very pretty!

  3. very lovely and touching! i hope your memories of all the dads who have passed on are sweet ones.