Celebrating My Dad
Sailing Home is a wonderful place to start. When I ponder “How do I tell my dad how special he is?” Especially now, when I see his brain robbing him of his memories. My Dad is 88 years old and still teaching me about life and the way to make it through the challenges life throws at you. In these uncertain times, it is good to recenter and look for your “True North”.
I love the Sailing Home Stamp Set. I had such a wonderful time using the Stampin’ Blends to color the boats and the lighthouse.
I used Crumb Cake Light and Dark, Smoky Slate Light and Dark, and Ivory in the sails. The lighthouse is colored with Granite Gray Light. For the red stripes I used Poppy Parade Light and blended with Granite Gray to soften the color. I love the subtle colors on the Seaside Spray Cardstock, but the boats need a little pop. I used Light Balmy blue and Light Pumpkin Pie with a touch of Light Cajun Craze. I also used the Light Seaside Spray around each of the die cuts to help it blend into the card just a little. As is my style, I used the coloring techniques to be the major focus of the card design.
It is time to congratulate our last months Prize Drawing Winner!
You could be Next months winner! As you go along enjoying the wonderful craftsmanship of the artists in this blog hop, take a moment to let them know what you think of their designs. You will be entered in the drawing with your comment (which includes #stampitcontest). You can be entered once for each blog you comment on. This month’s prize is one of my favorite kits!
Do Enjoy the hop and Happy Father’s Day to all your Dads.
Sandy Berghuis says
Wonderful card – TFS!
Kelly Jones says
Absolutely love the outside sentiment! Take in every moment you can. I lost mine way too early.
Beth Brach says
Beth Brach says
Let me try that again – hit the button too quick LOL! Excellent card- like how you stamped the inside sentiment too. #stampitcontest
Thank you for your kind words!
Barb Patsch says
Nice card. #stampitcontest
Ann Diehl says
Your card is wonderful. I enjoyed your card.
JoAnn Porter says
great fathers day card or even birthday card
Adrienne Brush says
Great card, love this bundle
Miriam Baker says
Rita Childs says
#stampitcontest I love lighthouse’s I was out on a sailboat for my first time and found out I was pregnant the whole time I was scared to death but I like you card
Kathy Oertle says
Really love the inside of the nautical card.
Karen Finkle says
I love how you colored the sailboat in the back. It looks so real. Your father sounds like a great man. #stampitcontest
Diana Durst says
Wonderful card made with my favorite set!
Debra K Butt says
Love the sailing home stampset #stampitcontest
Rita Turkowski says
Love your story too!
Donna Gruschke says
Nancy Cox says
Donna Billingsley says
Gigi. What a lovely card. The colors you chose are perfect. TFS! #STAMPITCONTEST
JaNette Howard says
great card #stampitcontest