Friday, April 17, 2009

Dads are Full of Loads of Love!

Just a reminder: If you want to join my team of demonstrators by becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, you still qualify for the $50 off I can offer! The starter kit would be $149! You'd have to Fed-ex your paperwork in so it is received on Monday, but you can do it! Email me for more info!

Now, for the regularly scheduled program! I belong to a monthly swap organized by the hostess with the mostess--Tara Angus. The April theme is Dads and Grads. Owning neither many masculine or graduation stamps, I went with a tried and true oldie but goodie--Loads of Love! But, I updated it a bit from the cards I first made oh the years ago!

Stamps: Loads of Love
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Slumber Party Designer Series Paper, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Bashful Blue
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Basic Brown
Accessories: Baja Breeze Reinker, Blender Pen, Designer Label Punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, Crop-a-dile, Jumbo Brads, Creamy Caramel Marker, Chocolate Chip Marker, Big Shot, Stampin' Up! Backgrounds I Texturz plates, Silicon pad, and Crease Pad

I love color and thought..."My dad would like a colorful card from me," so made it. I was inspired by a Minneapolis Regionals Swap card (another good reason to be a demonstrator). She used different papers and colors, but her card inspired me. Now, if I could just find it in my creative mess so I could give credit.

Generally, I would think of girls with the Slumber Party Designer Series paper, but I think this way it's a bit more masculine. I wanted some hardware on it, so used my favorite tool--the Crop-a-dile to set Jumbo Brads in the wheels.

The coolest thing I learned making this card was this: If I added a layer of cardboard (the kind from the DSP paper package), under my multipurpose platform, plus the texturz plate, plus the crease pad, plus the silicone pad, my embossed paper looks much better. Upon further exploration, I learned that each Big Shot is a bit different and if a person is picky (or finicky as a student called me today), experimentation will lead the desired results!

I wanted to post this for the DCBD Big Shot challenge, but missed the deadline. The idea was to use any die for a card. I thought the texturz pads counted! Alas, I was too busy to post! Oh well. Next week, I'm there!

Happy Stamping!


1 comment:

  1. This card is perfect for the special dad. I love the colors used.


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