Poppystamps: Happy Dad's Day!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Morning, y'all!  I'm up on the Poppystamps blog today, sharing the card I stretched my stash to make my dad for Father's Day.
I started this card by adding green and blue, watercolor puddles to a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of watercolor paper.  I then splattered it with those same shades of watercolor, as well as teal watercolor, before smearing Tumbled Glass Distress Ink through the Memory Box Winter Snowflakes stencil and splattering once again, but this time with Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  The Stitched Tunnel Tag was then die-cut, from the prepped piece, just left of vertical center and set aside for later before matting that same original, watercolor piece with white cardstock and anchoring it, with white-threaded, straight, machine stitches, to the Brocade Blue, cardstock, card face.  I then used the "happy valentine's day" stamp, from our Grateful Heart stamp set, to make the "happy DAD's day" sentiment by replacing the "valentine" with die-cut, from teal cardstock, using our Happy Birthday Bold die, letters to spell "DAD".
The Stitched Tunnel Tag, that had been set aside previously, was then laced with Baker's Twine...
backed with a bit of cheesecloth for texture; and popped up, with foam tape, in the same, negative space from which it was initially die-cut.
It was also topped with a stamped in Jet Black ink, watercolored, and hand-cut Be Mine Penguin, dressed in a top hat and tie and popped up with more foam tape, in addition to a stamped, in Cotton White StazOn ink, on clear cardstock and die-cut Grateful Heart.  The stamped Grateful Heart was backed with another die-cut, clear, cardstock Grateful Heart, before they were stitched together; but before finishing off the last few white-threaded, straight, machine stitches, I stuffed the formed, heart pocket with Raspberry, Seaspray, Crystal, and silver star sequins, as well as silver seed beads, to complete the look.
I'm signing off a little early for the weekend, friends; but thanks, as always, for visiting me!  Hope your weekends are blessed!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Grateful Heart & Be Mine Penguins (Poppystamps) Paper: white (Paper Studio); Brocade Blue (SU!); teal (Bazzill); watercolor (Canson Studio); clear (unknown) Ink: Jet Black & Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (Ranger); Cotton White (StazOn) Other: white thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); cheesecloth (Dritz); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); watercolors (Kuretake); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); Summer Vibes: Seaspray & Crystal 8mm sequins (PLS); Raspberry & silver star sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); silver seed beads (Paper Studio); Big Shot (Sizzix); Winter Snowflakes designer stencil (Memory Box); Grateful Heart, Happy Birthday Bold, & Stitched Tunnel Tags craft dies (Poppystamps)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooooo cute! LOVING that penguin!!!!!!!!!!

SewPaperPaint said...

I love that inky background and the image is too cute! Hugs, Autumn

Tracy said...

Oh how I wish I could get my watercolor pieces to look this free flowing. mine always look too controlled. Super cute card Jinny. Love the clear embossed hearts. Hugs!

Lisa Elton said...

Loads of texture and fabulous layers Jinny! Bet your dad loved it. That little chilly willy is too cute!!