Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Father's Day Duds

With Father’s Day waiting in the wings, here’s a Clean and Simple take on what’s probably a way-too-common gift for Dad.  I know a lot of Dads who would be happy if this card was the only shirt they got on their big day! 

The shirt is the result of following one of Jennifer McGuire’s favorite admonitions to try and get more use out of our stamps.  I needed a tiny texture for the small shirt and came across a scrap left over from stamping out several mosaic pumpkins for Thanksgiving a few years ago.  Voila – perfect fit!  The tie is a no-talent, hand drawn event:  I simply smudged another scrap with the same ink pad I used on the shirt and cut it out.  For those who do not feel up to hand drawing a tie, Papertrey Ink has a new stamp set entitled World’s Greatest which features seven terrific ties, including an outline image so that you can stamp over any pattern you choose. 
Happy Father’s Day!

Cardstock:         generic textured Taupe, Beckett Iceberg, Bazzill Black
Stamps:             unknown Shirt, Eureka Mosaic Pumpkin
Inks:                   Archival Black, Distress Spiced Marmalade
Emb Folder:       Cuttlebug  Argyle
Punches:            EK Success Scalloped Photo Corner, unknown Notched Corner
Doo Dads:         Black bead for tie tack

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