Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wonderful Dad Father's Day Card

Hello friends! It's that time again, the Funkie girls are revealing their takes on the current challenge 'Letter Perfect' at Frilly and Funkie. The challenge theme was chosen by me and here's the lowdown:

"According to Merriam Webster, 'letter perfect' is defined as "correct to the smallest detail". We're not asking you to be immaculate or flawless; we just want to see letters or words on your vintage or shabby chic project. They don't have to be the focus, but be sure we can see them!"

In need of a Father's Day card for my husband, I chose to make one using my latest purchase from The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I instantly fell head over heels with the vintage typewriter and clock diagrams in Tim Holtz' Inventor 1 stamp set. The detail is amazing and even with such detail, the image stamps crisp and clean. The typewriter has letters on it, and immediately came to mind when I thought of this challenge.

I started with Heavystock Mixed Media card and pounced it in puddles of watery Frayed Burlap and Iced Spruce Distress Oxides. I stamped the typewriter in Potting Soil Archival ink, and made an extra impression on scrap. I fussy cut the scrap, cutting just the typewriter to use as a mask. I place the mask over the typewriter and proceeded to do a monoprint using Tim's Cargo stencil. I blended Black Soot DOX over the back side of the stencil and spritzed with water to make the print. Inking the reverse side is important, because since you're dealing with letters you want it to face the right way. Tim's got a great tutorial on the monoprint technique using his stencils here, if you don't already know how to do it. I do mine a little differently, but it all comes out the same way.

I couldn't wait to use Tim's Ticket Booth Framelits for the first time. I used one of the dies to make part of my sentiment. For my Distress paint resist, I used his Type Lower Cling Foam stamps to spell out and stamp 'Dad' in Antique Linen Distress paint. When that was dry , I blended over with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap DOX and splashed with water. I edged with Ground Espresso ink and added Remnant Rubs - Tiny Text and one from an old set all chopped up into little pieces. I grunged up an Index Clip with Rocky Road Baked Texture and added another old Remnant Rub inside.

'Wonderful' is cut from Classic Kraft Stock and a Pondering Words, Thin die. I sanded it, and blended with Ground Espresso ink. I backed it with a scrap that was colored with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap DOX, adhering with Distress Collage Medium Matte.

I matted this panel on a panel of Classic Kraft Stock, and then again on a panel of Heavystock that I wrapped with Design Tape. This sweet typewriter text is from the Journey set.

I know it's hard to see 'Dad' on my card in my photos, but it's pretty obvious in real life. Geez, I hope my hubby sees it! I hope you've found some inspiration here, but there's plenty more over at Frilly and Funkie, where you can see some wonderful 'Letter Perfect' examples from my Frilly and Funkie teammates. Then I hope you'll play along for a chance to be be a random winner of a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique or be chosen as one of the Design Team's four favorites, with the top choice given the opportunity to be Guest Designer. Be sure to visit the blog for details.

I'm sharing with these challenges:
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #49 – "Wrap it Up!" I wrapped my base with Design Tape.
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Country View Challenges June 2018 - The Written Word Text around my card, over my card and words on the sentiment.
Scrapy Land Challenge #91 Anything Goes Wonderful and Ticket are two Sizzix dies.

Thank you for your visit today and for all your wonderful comments!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

These products were used and can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique:


  1. This card is fantastic I love your distress monoprinting, the colours and all the details really effective, thanks for sharing x Amanda

  2. What a special card!!! I can see the dad when I zoom in. I just love everything about this and what a treat for your father. All of the letters you’ve used come together so well! hugs! ~Ann. xx

  3. Wow, this is so stunning, Sara Emily!! I absolutely love the design!! That typewriter stamp is now on my must-have list!! The background looks amazing with all of the stamping, inking and details!! So beautiful and your hubby will adore it!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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  4. I love those new stamps! And your background is amazing! That is something I need to spend some time with, so thanks for the instruction and the inspiration.

  5. Such a wonderful card Sara, I really like how you added the word 'dad' - yes I could see it! The typewriter stamp is one I have been trying not to like, but I think after seeing it used twice today, I need it! I think your hubby is going to love this beauty... Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Wow! This is one of my favorite projects I've seen with this cool stamp! I just love your gorgeous background and use of the "wonderful" die! The natural colors are right up my alley. Boy, this is one amazing card he will surely love. Hope your FD weekend is fabulous. Hugs, Autumn

  7. I love your card, Sara Emily. The muted colors and vintage steampunk image is perfect for Father's Day. Love the word strip across the card.

  8. This is so gorgeous Sara! What a simply stunning male card! I love the typewriter stamp, it is awesome and yes, I did see the word Dad and I love how you added it in. Your hubby is going to be thrilled to bits with this! hugs xx

  9. You made an amazing card with these stamps: I love the typewriter! And what an elegant way to add the word "Dad" in your card! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge!

  10. Sara, I just had to stop by and let you know how much I love this card! You are truly the technique master! That inky background is scrumptious! The stamping, the layering, the thoughtful placement of each element makes this card perfection. What a gorgeous, gorgeous work of art. you need to mat and frame this one, my friend! xoxoxo

  11. Love your card, Sara Emily! Your monoprint is awesome, and I can't believe you made a mask of the typewriter, but the results were well worth it. Love your colors and all of the details. Your hubby is so lucky to get this and I bet he loved it. Hugs!!

  12. Beautiful... I love the Vintage and masculine feel and the words are perfect for Father's day! Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!

  13. I love the fabulous background and stamped image. So many clever ideas on what you did to achieve that beautiful background. I am sure your hubby will love your handsome Father's Day card.

  14. Fabulous vintage card, Sara Emily!!! Tim's typewriter stamp looks amazing here!!! Thank you for joining the June challenge of the Country View Challenges!

  15. A fabulous project, I love that stamp and the way you have used it here looks fantastic against that super background. Such a great masculine card, thanks so much for adding it to our final challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!

  16. super cool card!!! I love it. Thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Monthly! =)

    Wow love it Thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create, Hugs Terry xxx

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