Wherever You Go

It’s Father’s Day in the UK today and I racked my brain long and hard to come up with a special card for my dad.  Generally, its thought that masculine cards should be more muted in colour and design.  But my dad loves colour and artistry so I decided to go all out and create my card using the gorgeous Wherever You Go stamp set.  I had my eye on this stamp set the moment I spotted it in the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue. Here’s the card I created for him.

Now it must be said, I am not the worlds best watercolourer! But I knew dad would appreciate my effort in any case 😉

The stamp set is kind of abstract and so are my background colours which I painted using my SU ink pads and Aqua painter (such a clever tool for water colouring!)

I heat embossed my sun image using the stunning new copper embossing powder and stamped my bridge and birds with black memento ink to ensure the black ink didn’t bleed. My sentiment came from the ever useful Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  I know it’s unusual for a Father’s Day card, but I hope my dad loves it as much as I love him ❤️❤️❤️

Lovely as a Tree with Watercolor Wash Background

Lovely as a tree is such a classic stamp set and its beauty is in its simplicity. It is also the oldest stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue! I decided to pair it with the Watercolor Wash background stamp and this was the result.

I began by stamping my row of trees (one stamp) in memento black ink on my whisper white card front.  The colours I used to create the background were crushed curry, pear pizzazz, marina mist, rich razzleberry & wisteria wonder.  I layed the crushed curry ink pad to the back of the Watercolor Wash stamp before sponging on the other colours which is why the marina mist finished up a green colour! I then stamped my banner from another sneak peek stamp set from the new catalogue, Thoughtful Banners, and punched it out with the coordinating punch.  I sponged the ends of the banner in pear pizzazz and mounted my card front onto pear pizzazz cardstock before adhering these layers to a basic black card base. Love the simple elegance of this and think it could work as a male or female card.  Hope you like it too xx