A Mix of Old and New for Father's Day

by - Thursday, June 21, 2018

Allergy season really impacted the McKenzie household this past weekend so we were all pretty sluggish while trying to stay cool in the sudden heat wave that hit us here in NW Ohio.  Nothing like spraying everything - including Spot, our awesome four-legged companion - with Lysol to combat the music of blowing noses and sneezes!

So what did I do to get some fresh air?  I went for a bike ride.... well, I actually wanted to go for a bike ride but it was too hot!  So I decided to make a card that made me wish I was doing what I was stamping.  

naturesINKspirations.com | A Mix of Old and New for Father's Day

The color palette was drawn from the True Gentleman DSP (recently retired)... Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide with Very Vanilla made a rather classic masculine card.

naturesINKspirations.com | A Mix of Old and New for Father's Day

The sky was a light watercolor wash with the Aqua Painter and Night of Navy ink from the ink pad lid.  The speed of the bicycle is captured through generation stamping.


The sentiments were perfect for my hubby who totally lives by the sentiment on the front.  He amazes me every day with everything that he accomplishes!  

naturesINKspirations.com | A Mix of Old and New for Father's Day

And yes, I also had to create a card on behalf of our son...  he and his dad are like two peas in a pod.

naturesINKspirations.com | A Mix of Old and New for Father's Day


naturesINKspirations.com | A Mix of Old and New for Father's Day

 naturesINKspirations.com | A Mix of Old and New for Father's Day


I stamped the seaweed stamp along the outer edges of the Tranquil Tide layers for a custom look.  The Seaside Shore fish were fussy cut and popped up on Dimensionals.  Dad Jokes (retired) was absolutely perfect for the sentiments between my boys as it sounded just like them!  I was laughing and smiling while stamping away creating this fun Father/Son card.  :)

I hope these cards have inspired you in some way to get creative with your DSP and/or your stamps!

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Card Recipe #1:
Stamps:  Enjoy Life, Truly Tailored
Inks:  Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide
Papers:  Very Vanilla, Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide cardstocks; True Gentleman Designer Series Paper (retired); Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
Other:  Stampin' Trimmer; Paper Snips; Snail Adhesive; Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Stampin' Dimensionals; Tailored Tag Punch


Card Recipe #2:
Stamps:  Seaside Shore, Truly Tailored
Inks:  Night of Navy, Tranquil Tide
Papers:  Very Vanilla, Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide cardstocks; True Gentleman Designer Series Paper (retired); Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
Other:  Stampin' Trimmer; Paper Snips; Snail Adhesive; Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Stampin' Dimensionals
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