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Happy Father’s Day

September 11, 2017

I am very late sharing this card with you because I forgot to take photos before I delivered it to my Dad.  So I had to wait till I saw him again to get these photos.  I wanted to try adding letters to my card with the stamping raised up on top.  (Sounds like double dutch doesn’t it?)  Anyway, I am not sure how other crafter’s go about doing this but I will share my version with you.

I started by stamping my card front using the High Tide stamp set.  The lighthouse was first – it’s a two step and I stamped it in Sahara Sand and Memento Tuxedo BlackThe sand is stamped in Sahara Sand, the water in Island Indigo.  I stamped the water birds using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the grass using Always Artichoke.  I punched Post-it-Notes using the Tree Builder Punch, added the post-it-note clouds to the card front and sponged Soft Sky ink over them and around the lighthouse.  I removed the masks and stamped the greeting from Guy Greetings using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Last thing I stamped was the flying birds, also using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I cut the D, A, D from the stamped card front using the Large Letters Framelits Dies.  Let me tell you that’s a bit scary because if you get it wrong you have to start all over again.  I removed the letters and attached the stamped card to scored and folded Basic Black card.  I laid the letters back into the cut outs and glued down the centre of each of the letters.  The letter itself is attached using Mini Dimensionals.  I am pretty happy with the look.

To decorate the inside of the card, I once more stamped the water, sand, grass and sea birds using the same inks as I had on the front of the card.

I guess this is a bit busy but I love the finished card and my Dad did too.

Bye for now,


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5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2017 7:49 am

    Beautiful card Kris – made with obvious love! You asked about raising letters so my method is to die cut them also from thin foam – often called fun foam. Leave them in material used – to retain their shape then glue top letters over them. Place a block over them till dry then pop them out. You can buy foam in many colours so if you really want them to pop use a contrast colour which will show through the elevation at the sides. Love to know if you think this is worth a try:) thanks so much for shari g your cards!


    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      September 11, 2017 9:09 am

      Hi Ann, thanks for your kind comments. Thanks also for the mini tutorial. That sounds like a great way to get that additional pop with the layered letters. I will have to give is a try.


  2. September 11, 2017 7:30 pm

    No worries – you give so many helpful tips, I thought I’d just jump in with mine!

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  3. September 12, 2017 7:54 am

    Love! Your dad would have loved it Kris. Not busy at all…..


    • kreatinwithkris permalink*
      September 13, 2017 6:44 am

      Thanks Vicky, he did.


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