Thanks Dad! I Turned out Awesome!

This will be a busy weekend — my husband’s birthday is Saturday and Father’s Day is Sunday. My parents, brother, and sister-in-law will are coming by for lunch on Saturday to celebrate the dual occasions and to see the results of our recent home renovations. This will be our first picnic in our new court yard– still a work in progress because we need to add more plantings. But a garden is always a work in progress, even if it’s one that lives in a variety of containers.

With company coming, I’ll have to get the house ready. My husband asked for apple pie for his birthday — and I never bake pies — so I have an culinary adventure ahead of me. But first, I needed to get a Father’s Day card put together so that I could (temporarily) put away my Copics and get ready for company.

I love this image from Stamping Bella, but I’ll admit that the cape was an unexpected challenge for me. Initially, I tried the usual methods for shading folds (and by the way, I LOVE Sandy Allnock), but the result just looked too studied and out of place for this image. So after (literally) eight attempts, I finally realized that I was overthinking it and made my shading less technical and more casual.

So here’s the final result. My dad will enjoy the tongue in cheek humor. Hope you like it too!

Rowhouse Greetings | Father's Day | Stamping Bella Hayley the Hero Rowhouse Greetings | Father's Day

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White, 110#; Navy Micro Dot and Red Star, both by American Crafts; Copic X-Press Blending Card
Stamp: Tiny Townie Hayley the Hero by Stamping Bella
Fonts: Bernard MT Condensed; Berlin Sans FB
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Embellishments: Signa Uniball Gel Pen in White
Copics: E000, E00, E21, R20 (skin); Y11, Y15, Y19, YR24 (cape); B01, B02, B04, B06 (suit); R05, R24, R29 (belt, tights); E29, E33, E25, E31, E50, (hair); BV20 (shadows)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

You’re the Reel Deal

Power Poppy Fly Guy
Power Poppy Fly Guy Digital Stamp Set
Power Poppy Leaping Trout
Power Poppy Leaping Trout Digital Stamp Set

Power Poppy Reel Deal
Power Poppy Reel Deal Digital Stamp Set
Today’s release from Power Poppy is extra special with the release of THREE new digital stamp sets just in time for Father’s Day. Creating masculine cards is always a challenge, but Marcella has come to the rescue with these “really fly” stamp sets!

And to add to the fun, Power Poppy is featured this weekend over at the  Passionate Paper Creations & Friends Facebook Group! Color up an image from a clear or digital stamp set, post it to the group, and one lucky winner to nab a $25 gift code to the Power Poppy Shop.

Want to stock up on Power Poppy stamps to play along? Enter discount code MORECOLOR at checkout to get 10% off any clear or digital stamp sets that your little heart desires!

So, now’s your chance! What are you waiting for?

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; reverse of Under the Stars from the Campout Collection By Bella Blvd.; Navy Micro Dot by American Crafts
Stamps: Fly Guy Digital Stamp Set (*) and Reel Deal Digital Stamp Set (*) by Power Poppy
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!; Dotted Dies by Avery Elle; Stitched Borders 1 by Pretty Pink Posh
Copics: E50, E51, E21, R04 (skin); R20, R21, R22 (shirt); C1, C3, C5, C6, C7 (waders); E41, E42, E43, E44 (vest); E41, E42, E43 (hat); YG93, YG95, YG99 (net); E41, E42, E43, W3, W5, W7 (rocks); B000, B91, B93, BG000, BG10, BG53, BV0000 (water); E42, W1, W3 (reflection); B00, B91, BG0000, BG000, BV0000, RV10 (sky); YG17, YG67, E43 (grasses); G21, G94, R05 (fish)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

Happy Father’s Day XOXO

Just a quick Father’s Day Card using this adorable digital stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil. I follow Max Stephens on Instagram who draws and colors some absolutely stunning Disney Princess images. The detail that he adds to the gowns is nothing short of amazing. So I had some fun with the dress, using first a Copics Spica Pen in Clear to add a little glitter and then a white gel pen to add some texture. While it’s nothing more than polka dots, it does add a bit of fun to a simple dress.

SUPPLIES

Paper: Neenah Solar White 110#; Neenah Index 110#; Copics X-Press Blending Card; Wild Flower Dance Line from the Let’s Polka in the Meadow Collection by Lawn Fawn
Stamps: XOXO by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Embellishments: Jack & Jill Enamel Dots by Echo Park Paper Co.
Copics: E000, E00, E11, R20, R21 (skin); E40, E43, E44, YR21 (hair); RV10, R81, R83, R83, BV20, Copic Spica Pen in Clear; Uniball Gel Pen in White (dress); RV10, RG81, RG83, RG85 (shoes); YG06, YG09, Y38, RV63, RG66, B05 (flowers); BG0000, B0000, B000, B00 (background)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.

I love how we know without saying ….

Father’s Day is coming up soon so I thought I had better get a card ready for my Dad. I’m the youngest and the only girl so I’ve always had a special relationship with my father.  And now that my parents are elderly, I’m spending more time taking care of them — cooking meals, getting them to doctor’s appointments, taking them out on special trips. So while I do have brothers — and this card is tongue in cheek — there is a special bond with my dad that we both know without saying.

Rowhouse Greetings | Father's Day | Wryn – Hanging Around by Tiddly Inks
Rowhouse Greetings | Father’s Day | Wryn – Hanging Around by Tiddly Inks
Rowhouse Greetings | Father's Day | Wryn – Hanging Around by Tiddly Inks
Rowhouse Greetings | Father’s Day | Wryn – Hanging Around by Tiddly Inks

Cardstock: Recollections (white); Recollections (teal)
Patterned Paper: Pink Pindot by Recollections
Digital Stamp: Wryn – Hanging Around by Tiddly Inks
Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders
Copic® Markers: E000, E00, E02 R20 (skin); E21, E25, E31, E33, E77 (hair); B000, B00, B01, B02, RV00, RV 02, RV04 (clothing); E21, E25, E31, E33, E77, YG06 (branch); B000, B00, B01 (bird)