Saturday, June 20, 2009

Father's Day meets Verve

This is one the new Verve stamp sets, "Up, Up & Away", that I won during the Stampin Out Alzheimer's week but couldn't wait to see if I had won, so I purchased it!!!!!! Did that make sense? I can't seem to put it down so in honor of all of the Fathers out there, I will share a couple of the cards that I have created.
This first card was created for my husband.

Some of the tools I used to create this masterpiece

After stamping the clouds onto a 1/2 scalloped circle, I dipped my small paint brush into the ink on the top of a stamp pad lid, then blended the lines of the clouds with white acrylic paint. I also sponged a bit of the blue ink over the image then inked the edges of my clouds. One of the images is adhered behind the rectangle piece of card stock where the image is stamped, the other is mounted behind the image and the top is mounted on foam squares.

The tree was stamped twice. (this tree is one of the plain Jane stamps, not the tree that comes in the stamp set) Once on Very Vanilla card stock, which I colored using my copics, the second time onto Always Artichoke. I cut out just the top of the green one, inked the edges and mounted it on top of the vanilla one using foam squares. The balloon itself was stamped onto DP and cut out. I used an craft knife for the center.

The ribbon is from my stash and the button is from an old pair of pants. The jeweled flower with the tiger's eye bead were from an EARRING ;o) I cut the back off and tied it around the center using the ribbon.
Part of the sentiment (the sentiment is also a plain Jane, meaning that it is sold seperately) is visible from the outside, front of the card the top portion that read, "Happy" is stamped just under the front of the card. Not sure what you call this fold, technically it was a mistake or a miscalculation when I scored my fold. Regardless, I think it is super fun......

...................Supplies I used......................
Stamps: Verve (up up & away, plain jane tree & father's day sentiment)
Ink: Momento (tuxedo black) Stampin Up(river rock, baja blue, always artichoke, chocolate chip) white
Paper: Stampin Up (rust, very vanilla, natural, always artichoke, DP travel paper), Bo Bunny (polka dots), DCWV(script from a DP stack)
Tools: Stampin Up (scallop circle punch, ticket corner punch)


Unknown said...

ooh lala, what a fantastic card. I love the eclectic look to all the elements, and your tutorial is awesome. TFS

Carla said...

Justine, I LOVE all the dimension and detail on this card! Terrific!!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love this what a awesome Father's Day card love the clouds!!

Stef H said...

omg! this is awesome. you'll be discovered there in Italy and right up there with Michaelangelo!! Holy cow! i know a star!!!!!

really, this is totally gorgeous. i love all the different things, techniques and colors you used. just gorgeous. Italy's loss if they don't discover you!


Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

This is totally cool!! LOVE IT!