It's Father's Day in the U.S. Lucky me, I have three terrific fathers to create cards for on this special day. I'm celebrating with just one of them this year--Tracy. Adam is in St. Louis at the Presbyterian General Assembly, so we're in Chicago helping Sarah with Hannah and Caleb as well as helping her clean out and organize for a move later this month. Matt is celebrating at home with his three lovely daughters, and I know Betsy is making it a special day. We'll celebrate again here when Adam gets home later this week, and in Rochester when we get home.
First up, the cards for the younger dads.
I had another stamp set on my desk, and this one by Simon Says "Ice Cream Dream" was stored on the back side of the envelope. I thought it would make a fun card, and I'm happy with how they turned out. I started by stamping, coloring, and fussy cutting the ice cream bars. I embossed a frame on a piece of Neenah Solar White with the Papertrey Ink "Mix and Mat Postal," and then added a computer generated sentiment to the bottom.
Next I added the ice cream bars with some adhesive dots, and adhered it all to a card with some Hawaiian Shores "Bitty Big" striped paper from Papertrey. The last touch was some Glossy Accents on each of the ice cream bars.
I went with a golf theme for Tracy's card. He's been a golf enthusiast for many years, and enjoys golf once a week with two friends.
This is my usual CAS style, based on two cards I pinned a long time ago---here and here. I found the card base--an Amuse paper-in my stash, and die cut the Mat Stack 3 (Papertrey) from Memory Box "Apple Green" paper. The golf ball was embossed on white, and in real life looks just like a golf ball. The texture just didn't show up in either photograph. Both are from Papertrey Ink's "On the Links" set which has come in handy for quite a few masculine cards over the years.
"Dad" was die cut from a Memory Box alphabet that appears to have gone out of production. The rest of the sentiment is also from "On the Links," and was stamped onto the banner from "Tag Sale 10" by Papertrey.