Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day Everyone!


Happy Father's Day!! I know this isn't a Father's Day card but I actually thought of giving this card to my husband but I had already bought a "store" made card. I know, I'm terrible. Here I am a card maker and I bought my husband a card. When it comes to giving my husband a handmade card . . . .well, I think he sometimes think that I give him a "stock" card, you know what I mean.

Anyway. . .this card was inspired by my "photo paper". When I print photos, I sometimes end up with scrap photo paper and I can't run it through my printer because the pieces are too small. I decided to use my scrap photo paper to stamp my image on rather than a card stock. It's like stamping on glossy cardstock.

In the process of stamping the image, well. . .I smeared a little ink on the side of the image. Arggghh! So. . .I took a baby wipe that I used to clean my stamps and began dabbing the ink that were on the baby wipe all over the white area of the photo paper, hence the blue marble look around the image. I was happy that I was able to salvage the image. I hate wasting materials.

I outlined the image using a glitter gel pen then applied rhinestone. I kept the card simple because I really wanted the flourish image to stand out. It's such a pretty image.

Well, we're heading out to dinner tonight at one of the wineries in our town to celebrate Father's Day. My kids are hanging out right now with their dad playing video games. LOL!! We're going to hang out in family room in a few minutes to watch a movie. We love hanging out watching movies as a family. It'll be a nice quiet Father's Day for my husband.

Card Details:

Stamps: Inkadinkado
Paper: Glossy Photo Paper, SU Bashful Blue, Blue Bayou
Ink: SU Blue Bayou, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Darice rhinestones, Sakura glitter gel pen, Organdy ribbon

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15 comments:

2 Worlds said...

MAria Welcome back

Rita said...

Love your card! I like what you did with the ink & baby wipe, looks fabulous! Sometimes it pays to make mistakes aye?

Beth Norman said...

Ohhh, isn't this lovely!

Diane said...

I can't believe you bought him a card!! Lol! With the beautiful cards you make,if I we're your husband i'd prefer a Maria card!!
Glad you enjoyed Father's Day!!!
Your card is beautiful btw,love the photo paper idea!

Tonniece said...

What a beautiful mistake you have here, and thanks for the great tip.

retiredheather said...

Beautiful card Maria. What a great way to use scraps.
Retired Heather

ineskreationen said...

a very beautiful card

savitri said...

Gorgeous card as always!!! Your smeared look is awesome! I like the blue marking around the image. Hope the winery was a pleasant one!!

DeStampin'Corner said...

Beautiful card! I love the color and how you salvage a photo paper.

kathleenh said...

I love how you "rescued" this card. Great tip on using the photo paper too.

Mel M. M. M. said...

DroooooooL! What a great technique you invented. Photopaper and baby whipes. It looks like a million dollars (and it's in my favourite colour, WOWzas! LOVE the bling too! :0)

Sonia said...

I love your card... you did great job!!!

Sonia (Sony)

Godchick said...

Such a beautiful card!

Sankari W. said...

The colors on your card are so great - Love the sentiment - everything is so elegant and eye pleasing. As always - I love your card!!!!
Best wishes,
Sankari

Ila said...

Just had to say (found this is my backed up email)..This is Absolutley Gorgeous!!!!

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