Hello lovelies, today I want to wish my wonderful father a very Happy Father's Day! (not really sure if he even reads my blogs...lol) but that's ok because I will be making him a yummy lunch today and I can show my appreciation to him personally.
Last week I held a Father's Day/Masculine Card Class featuring the Sailing Home Suite. This is a beautiful collection of papers, stamps and dies. I knew instantly the moment I saw them presented Onstage in New Zealand Live that I had to have them!
This is the collection of cards that we made last week at The Maples in my craft studio.
I found an old display cabinet in my daughter's bedroom (the glass had broken) so I decided to use it as a display for all the excess card candy and cut off pieces from my cards.
The card with the brown background (Come Sail Away DSP) was one of the cards we made, the one on the right with the blue background was my original one planned, I sponged/rolled the ink on some Whisper White and then stamped the birds on. I guess it's like creating your own DSP.
The reason we didn't make the blue one was due to time. I always try to keep the cards interesting, challenging and fun, but also try to stick to my time frame for the lesson duration.
The wheel and sailboat was cut out from the Smooth Sailing Dies with Night of Navy Cardstock. I tied a piece of Braided Linen Trim around the DSP to finish it off.
This was one of my favorite cards, we used the aqua painter to wash on some Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point ink onto the watercolour paper. Once dry it was mounted onto some Night of Navy. The anchor was again from the stamp set and the twine is called Night Of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine.
You may have seen me post this card ages ago on Facebook or Pinterest, it was the first card I ever made with this suite and even though it takes a bit more time to make than some cards, I really like it. The porthole was made with two circle dies using Crumb Cake Cardstock, there is a round piece of acetate (hard to see here) to create a 'window' effect. The bolts are large pearls that I coloured in with a brown sharpie and the whole porthole has been mounted up on dimensionals then adhered to the DSP.
The sentiment was stamped and embossed with White Embossing Powder.
Every item on this card was sponged with the dauber and Crumb Cake Ink.
To create the waves, I made a quick template by punching two labels from the Pretty Label Punch and gluing them onto a strip of paper. By sponging lightly with the Seaside Spray, you can achieve effect 'wave' looking images. (if you turned it up the other way, you will get clouds).
The next card was a lot of fun to create because of all the elements and the SEAWEED! My beautiful friend Michelle Sauerwald make a gorgeous card with this suite earlier in the week and won a Gold ribbon for it at our Adelaide Royal Show (congratulations!) My point was, she used a lot of seaweed and I think that really made her card pop!...that and all the other fabulous techniques she did.
Here is Michelle's beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us and congratulations again on your First Placing!! Well deserved. x
Ok, back to my card.....the compass on the card can spin, I put a brad through the middle and mounted the whole thing on dimensionals.
The sentiment is from the Praiseworthy Prose Cling Stamp Set.
This is what the card looks like with the same DSP but the other side. Avery different effect.
We didn't make this fancy fold card on the day, but it's another idea you could do.
The final card was most probably the quickest! (rare for me, I know...) It was also a lot of fun. I have actually made a short video on how to make this one....
A short video on sponge braying.
Here is my father's day class stamping away at the The Maples!!
A big thank you to you, my beautiful Maple Stampers for your ongoing support, I wouldn't be here without you! Love you all!
Well that's all from me for now. Thank you for visiting and I hope you got some ideas and inspiration.
Wishing you all a fabulous day for Father's Day, I hope you all have a relaxing Sunday! ( may the fearies do the cooking AND the washing up! he he)
Loves & hugs,
Thank you for your comments, they always make me smile!
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