Late night stamping for the Dads :)

Just in case you didn’t already know, Father’s Day is next Sunday! (Thanks LysaQ!) I stayed up late to get some cards made for our Dads, stat. Luckily I had the inspiration in hand — my iphone case:

I love you Dad! by Lisa Spangler

I’d been meaning to try and make a card like this for a while now. Oh and that case? I will admit to letting out a little yell when I saw it at Madewell. (Sorry they’re sold out now, bummer because I wanted to get a backup.) You see, I had my iphone screensaver photo set to this pic of Lac Chat from when we were in Parc national du Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. And it matches perfectly!

The inspiration!

I know some of you out there won’t think this is very late, but for me it was! Didn’t get to bed until 1 am. (Still tired now the next morning!)

So, back to the cards! To start off, I just tore some scrap paper to use as masks, then sponged on inks. With an actual sponge. From the top mountains down, I used cornflower, stonewash and navy. I think these blues look so pretty together, don’t you?

I love you Dad! by Lisa Spangler

By the way those cute little pinecones? I picked them up while on a hike with my dad when we were home at Christmas. It was so cold that day, but he went with me to get them. That’s my dad.

Then I stamped the tree from the Operation Write Home What a Guy set in the same colors.

Fr the inside I stamped Happy Father’s Day from this set in navy, then stamped the montains in cornflower from the same OWH set.

I love you Dad! by Lisa Spangler

Had to make a second one for J’s dad, too. For this one I got a little creative and stamped the tree on its side to try and make it look like they are farther away.

I love you Dad! by Lisa Spangler

Then I stamped the “I love you Dad” in blackboard and that was that! Love using the blackboard ink for solid stamps like this, gives such great coverage. Hope the Dads like the cards, gonna mail them after PT. Annnnnd now I’m off to get tortured, lol!


15 Replies to “Late night stamping for the Dads :)”

  1. Awesome cards and very cool inspiration! (but I think Father’s Day is the 15th?)
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    1. Lysa!!! You are right I just had it on my cal so I wouldn’t forget to mail it hahahaha!!!! It sometimes takes 5 days to get from Texas to Ohio!

      1. LOL good thinking! :P

  2. Fabulous.

  3. You have showcased how you can layer-stamping the tree images and take the design to the next level! So majestic and sophisticated! I adore this Father’s day card, Lisa!

  4. barbara lassiter says: Reply

    At first glance, I thought you had used photos for these! They are both awesome and what a great technique. Thanks for the details! My own Dad passed away in June 2013 at age 100…and though we’ve been missing him this year…we were thankful to have him with us for so long. Also, he was still with it which was such a blessing!

  5. Good luck at with your PT, Lisa! Love these awesome cards! You are so clever – wonderful inspiration! ♥
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  6. I love these! They are fabulous! And I love that you were inspired by your phone case! Inspiration is everywhere, right?
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  7. OMG – LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! This is how I now wish my journaling cards on my Blue Ridge Parkway scrapbook page would have turned out!
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  8. Awesome!

  9. Love the picture

  10. Awesome cards! Your dads both will love them! Thanks for the tips. Great inspiration!
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  11. Bonnie Melody says: Reply

    Love this!

  12. These are terrific! You always have such great ideas.

  13. Lovely Father’s Dad cards, Lisa! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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