Sunday, June 21, 2020

A Summer Card

Today I have a card put together from my scrap basket.

I found this old watercolor background, made from a long discontinued clear sunflower stamp from Hero Arts.  Not sure, but it looks like I inked it up in various warm shades of distress inks, stamped all over the panel, then spritzed it and allowed everything to run together.  Here's what it looked like when I unearthed it from my scrap basket.

It was even trimmed down to fit inside an A2 card, allowing a white border!  So I glued it onto my white card base, then cut this beautiful floral cover die from white and and stamped my sentiment inside a postage die.  The sentiment was attached to the center of the floral panel, and attached the panel to my card - what could be easier?!  Added some enamel hearts to the mix and done!

supplies: white cardstock, a watercolor panel, PinkFresh Studio Modern Bloom cover die, Pink & Main/Tammy Tutterow Sent with Love sentiment and Postage die, Doodlebug enamel heart sprinkles

I've had a lull in my creativity lately, but this was a good way to push myself to get started again.  I love these happy summer colors, and the sentiment will work for a variety of occasions.  

And since today is Father's Day, I'd like to share a couple of pictures of my Daddy.  Here he was as a young man.

And again in Florida in his mid-to-late 80's. Maybe riding bikes was one of the reasons he lived to be 95!!  

He left us with great memories  Miss you, Dad!

As always, thanks for coming by.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Awww - great photos of your Dad, Lin - no wonder you miss him!! Cute doggie in his basket too!! Just love your "scrap" card - the background looks soooo different with the diecut over it! Beautiful both ways!!

Lisa Elton said...

PRETTY card Lin, love the delicate die cut over your incredible background! Great photos of your dad!

kiwimeskreations said...

Amazing transformation of the piece of paper into a stunning card Lin.
What wonderful photos of your Dad - he looks to have been a kindly man!
Stay safe

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous card Lin. Love the way you used your bits and pieces. How lovely to see you photos of your Dad.

Diane said...

What a treasure those photos of your Dad are, look what a fun bike he had in the first photo, thanks for sharing. Great card too you created with the background, very cheerful and pretty!
Diane {Nellies Nest}

Evelyn S. said...

This is one of the most striking cards I've ever seen! Of course, that watercolor background sets off that amazing die. Truly beautiful.

JoAnn said...

Great photos of your dad. Thanks for sharing them. Maybe I should ride my bike. :)
Your card is beautiful, love the background and the cover die cut. TFS

I Card Everyone said...

Lin, I attempted to comment here this morning without luck... so happy to finally have the opportunity to tell you how much I enjoyed your photos of your dad - and [of course] I lOVE your beautiful card! Such a lovely die cut panel can only make this watery goodness even better!