Saturday, May 30, 2020

Father's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to Team Stamp It Groups Father's Day Blog Hop!  Whether you hopped onto my blog from one of my teammates or started here 
with my blog, I'm awfully glad you "hopped" by.
The card for this blog hop was made using the By the Dock stamp set along with the coordinating Dockside dies. I love the By the Dock stamp set and it's coordinating dies. The whole set is just plain fun!  
This card will go to the gentlemen of our local hospitals Long Term Care Unit. 
The dock and rowboat were stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using Early Espresso ink, then colored with Light and Dark Soft Suede Stampin' Blends along with Dark Cherry Cobbler for the trim on the rowboat.  The "sandy beach" was stamped with Early Espresso ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock.  The little grassy areas were colored with Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends.  The cattail and grassy mound was cut out of Mossy Meadow cardstock. The cattail "flower" was colored using Dark Soft Suede Stampin' Blends. The sitting frog was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink onto Old Olive cardstock. The fish and the flying seagulls were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock. The fish was colored with Light Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blends and the water around the fish was colored with Blueberry Bushel Stampin' Write Marker.  For the sky, I used a sponge dauber and Whisper White craft ink and made small, oblong circles to give the appearance of clouds.  All of the scenery was cut out using the coordinating Dockside dies. The Happy Father's Day sentiment is from the Geared Up Garage stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using Early Espresso ink and then cut out with the coordinating Garage Gears dies.  Once cut out, I sponged around the sentiment with Early Espresso ink. 
This card was made as a quasi Bendi fold card.  "Quasi" because usually the Bendi fold card has two sections that are bent together onto the card front, this card has only one section. The "water" was made using Blueberry Bushel cardstock cut in a partial "S" shape.  The water waves were stamped using Blueberry Bushel ink.  The "water" was attached onto the Balmy Blue cardstock front using Tear & Tape adhesive.  The fish and jumping frog were attached using mini glue dots so that they stuck out from the card a little bit.
For the back of the card, the sentiment is from the By the Dock stamp set.  The sentiment was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock using Early Espresso ink and was cut out using one of the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
The oars that come with the Dockside dies have so much detail, they look like real wood grain oars.  The oars were cut out using Crumb Cake cardstock and then lightly brushed over using a Stamping Sponge and Early Espresso ink to bring out the "grain". 

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog and looking at my project.  I would love it if you would leave a comment or subscribe to my blog.  As an added incentive, if you leave a comment on my blog and include your name and #stampitcontest in your comment, your name will be entered into a drawing to win the 
Looking Up Card Kit.  The Looking Up Card Kit is one of the all-inclusive card kits that are offered by Stampin' Up! and includes everything you need 
except the adhesive.
The winner of last month's Team Stamp It Blog Hop was 
Linda Brady.
Congratulations Linda!

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  1. Wonderful card – TFS!

  2. #stampitcontest. Great card

  3. Love this stamp and die set. #stampitcontest

  4. Love the frog jumping in the water. #stampitcontest

  5. really great card, love the fish in the water and the frog jumping

  6. #stampitcontest I love this set and just haven't played with it enough... I'm going to have to try it again

  7. Such a fun card with the frogs. #stampitcontest

  8. Love the little frogs! #stampitcontest

  9. #stampitcontest
    The rich, warm colors are fab. The frog draws us right in

  10. Pam, You captured it ALL with this card. What fun! #STAMPITCONTEST