Glad for Dad

Stampin up dad
June 15 marks another special day for dear old dad–so it's time to create Father's Day cards.  This week's Splitcoast Color Challenge (CC168) seemed plenty "manly" for my husband, with the inclusion of Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow.

A chocolate chip card stock card base (4.25 x 5.5, scored at the top) kicks things off for daddy-o.  It's topped off with a layer of Au Chocolate Designer Series paper (retired) and Sage Shadow card stock. 

Stampin up dad twill
Twill Tape (1.5" wide) gets matted on Sage Shadow and Chocolate Chip card stock.  TIP:  Stampin' Up!'s Twill tape comes in a pack of three sizes and is very agreeable to being stamped upon.  For this bit of twill,  Stampin' Up!'s Always stem gets dipped in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink and leaves a favorable impression.  I simply had to play with my new Robin's Nest Dew Drops (Cowboy) so they got oodles of attention on this card.

The sentiment is from All Holidays and was inked in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink and stamped on Very Vanilla.  TIP:  Craft Ink is embossable and Classic Ink is not.  Clear Embossing Powder was dusted on and heat embossed to a shiny finish.  The edges are distressed in a flash using Stampin' Up!'s Cutter Tool.  TIP:  This handy dandy portable guy includes a rotary cutter, perforating tool, scoring tool and a 7-sided distressing tool.  Too bad it can't mow the lawn. 

Stampin up dad sentiment
Father's Day is matted on layers of Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow card stock.   The final touch is a few more pops of color from Robin's Nest Dew Drops.

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Hugs and Pretties . . . Mary

Stamp Set:  All Holidays, Always
Paper:  Au Chocolate Designer Series, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sage Shadow
Ink:  Chocolate Chip Craft and Classic
Cool Tools:  Heat Tool, Cutter Kit
The Perfect Touch:  Twill Tape, Clear Embossing Powder, Robin's Nest Dew Drops (Cowboy)


  1. This is fabulous. I love how you added the little dew drops on the twill tape. It’s very cool. Joan

  2. Love this! And now I can see why you like those dew drops. This card is masculine but not “macho”. Perfect!


  3. love this card mary! i am loving dew drops too!! that father’s day stamp is such a great one…and with only getting to use it once a year…thanks for reminding me i had it!:)

  4. Colleen Moreland

    I love it. I love the colors too. You did a wonderful job.

  5. I love the colors on this card, and the dew drops on the twill tape: whodathunk? You are full of great ideas!

  6. Marie Donnelly

    I love this card, and the color combo. Thanks for inspiring me to use my wide twill tape! So many possibilities now. I enjoy subscribing to your blog, and look forward to new inspiration every day!

  7. Gorgeous card!!! Love the embossing too and the colors are perfect for a masculine card!!!

  8. I just love this card, twill tape!!! I did not even know this was in the catalog :), this will be on my next order.

  9. colleen kramer

    LOve it! I think the horizontal lines in the sentiment just look great matched up with the bolder chocolate lines in the dp (I miss that collection). Thanks for sharing!

  10. beautiful beautiful card. i have a question: how do you adhere the dewdrops so that they dont come off the card when you mail it??? or havent you run into this problem yet … thanks for any help you can give. LOVE your 1 1/2inch twill tape!!!

    Hi Joann:

    Thanks for visiting and your comments. I use the mini glue dots from Stampin’ Up! They fit almost perfectly on the bottom of the dew drops. No “wardrobe failures” so far.



  11. Fabulous! I love the colors and the layout. I was never really sure how to use that sentiment.

  12. This is wonderfu! Love the embossed greeting and the staped twill is wonderful! {SMILEs}

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