Sunday, June 15, 2014

Good Times

I was inspired to make this card by Simon Says Stamp Monday Paint Challenge. This will be a Father's Day card from the kids.

To start, I dry embossed Sizziz Tim Holltz Compass Texture Fade onto card stock.  I painted it  in random areas with white acrylic paint (stash) using a palette knife.  Let that dry and used the palette knife to drag various Distress paints down, then misted a cloth with water and wiped areas to blend. Dried with a heat tool.

I knotted the cord with a nautical knot and glued this on.

I stamped the image from Stampin' Up Seaside Sketches in Archival ink on watercolor paper (stash) and painted with a water brush and Distress markers, which I smudged on my craft sheet. Dried with a heat tool and used Nestabilities dies to cut out.  I die cut the mat, as well, from a scrap. Assembled and popped up with foam squares (stash) off the background.

I edged Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers with Distress Ink and a blending tool and stuck them on.  Added  completed panel to a card blank.

  And then in different light, but wanted to show closer detail.

I'm entering this into the following challenges: Simon Says Stamp Monday Paint ChallengePaper Crafting Magic Challenge 12 In SummerCraft Room Challenge Sun Sand and SurfMod Squad Challenge In Ocean Or On SeaUnruly Paper Arts By the Sea Challenge, and Fantasy Stampers For the Boys Challenge.


  1. what a greatFathers day card, I love that SU set, and you've used it to perfection! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

  2. Love the background you created here, it is yummy and so perfect for the theme and main image, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  3. Wonderful Father's Day card. Love the image of the father and son…. Great card. Thanks so much for joining in this week at Mod Squad Challenge…. :)

  4. Beautiful card! Love the gorgeous background! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  5. A great design - perfect for our 'For the Boys' challenge at Fantasy Stampers, thanx for sharing and good luck.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  6. Fantastic, a lovely stamp and I love your background. Thanks for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers. Caz

  7. AMAZING!!!! Love this sweet embossing, and lovely scene. WOW pretty!!
    Thanks for linking up this awesome card to Paper Crafting Challenges, we love it when we can come in for a close look and we see your lovelies!

  8. beautiful card. thanks for joining us @ Unruly PaperArts.

  9. Such a sweet image and I am totally loving the wonderful background and colors. Thanks so much for joining us this month at Unruly PaperArts for our RAQ Theme By the Sea and I do hope you will join us again soon! Good Luck! Danie xx

  10. Great card Sara! I really like the back ground, the colors are amazing! Love it. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Karen.x

  11. Hi Sara! This is such a sweet card! Great background!
    Thank you for your lovely comment! I'm glad you like my tiny altered cards :)
    Ingrid xx


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