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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Here Comes the Judge

I thought I would stay with the Father's Day theme once again today.  I happen to be going through some unmounted stamps that I have when I came across the one I used today.  I immediately could see it on a card for a dad so I sat down and got right to work.  This set is a 2003 set from a company called My Heart Stamps for You.  The name of the set is Rubber Duckies.  This is one I picked up while attending a stamp convention.

Does the title of the blog make sense now?  I thought this entire set of ducks was so funny when I first saw them.  Maybe I will use another one later in the week to create another card.  For now, let's focus on this one shall we?  I started with a base card of Always Artichoke measuring 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2".  I added a layer of River Rock card stock measuring 4" x 5 1/4".  This is a color I always seem to forget about but it goes very nicely with the Artichoke.  I ran it through the big shot using the polka dots impression folder and then sponged the edges with Always Artichoke ink.  I adhered it to the base card with runner adhesive.  

I began my judge by stamping the image onto a piece of Whisper White card stock using VersaMark ink.  I sprinkled black embossing powder on it and heat embossed the image.  Once it cooled, I ran it through the big shot using the Labels Collection of framelits.  I found the size that fit around the image, put it through the machine to cut it out and I was ready to color.  I chose to use my colored pencils today.  I like the soft look they give the image.  Once the coloring was finished, I edged the frame with a sponge and Always Artichoke ink.  It is attached to the base card using runner adhesive.  

The greeting I chose to use for the front comes from the same stamp set as the image.  I stamped it onto Whisper White using VersaMark ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  I cut the strip down and rounded the corners.  I then layered it onto a piece of Always Artichoke cut slightly larger than the saying and rounded those corners.  I used runner adhesive to layer this.  Once it was layered, I attached the entire greeting using dimensionals.  

I knew the saying I wanted to use for the inside but did not have it on a stamp.  So I started by stamping the Happy Father's Day from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set onto Whisper White using Always Artichoke ink.  I punched the saying out with the Modern Label punch.  I then sponged the edges with Always Artichoke ink.  I also punched a modern label out of River Rock, cut it in half and added it to the sides as a sort of frame with runner adhesive.  The only thing missing was the word "A".  To add it, I used my Always Artichoke marker and wrote it myself.  I then attached the saying to the card with runner adhesive.  

Tomorrow I will have another dad card so be sure to come back.  I am so glad you stopped by today.  I will see you all tomorrow!!  Happy stamping.  

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