Happy Father's Day ~ Inspired by In The Mood

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!  A big shout out to the amazing father of my children.  He is all that I could ever ask for in both a husband and Dad for my kids.  Another shout out to my dad and both my Father in Laws.  Yep, I got 2 of them.  :)  I'm triply blessed in the dad department.  Here is one of the 4 Father's Day cards I made.  This one inspired by the card I made for "Color Washed" for the In The Mood class at Creativity Grows Here.

In the class I showed how to create this fabulous background with stencils, ink, stamps and embossing paste.  The original card has a beautiful buttterfly and scripty die cut sentiment.  To tone it down for Father's Day I just added a black band with a white embossed sentiment.

eta: I'm linking up with Freshly Made Sketches, because if you turned their sketch sideways you would have my card, and I LOVE this sketch.  It's one of my go-to for designing lately.  It's like they read my mind.  :)

AAA Cards: Stencil Techninque

eta: I'm also linking up to the AAA Cards challenge.  It's a happy accident that my card fits their them and image perfectly.  Thank you, Kimberly for introducing me to a new challenge blog.  :)

eta: One more CAS stenciling challenge this week.  If I didn't know better I would think the challenge creators peeked into my stamp room.  :)  This time I am linking up with the Less Is More Challenge Week 229.

Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge (Stampin' Up!); Sweet Sentiments (The Craft's Meow)
Ink: Black (Staz-On); Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Tumbled Glass (Distress); Versamark
Paper: Basic Black (SU); Marshmallow (Bazzil)
Accesories: White Embossing Powder (SU); Textured Honeycomb Stencil, Texture Diamond Stencil (Memory Box); White Embossing Paste (Dream Weavers)

Gorgeous Grunge Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Gorgeous Grunge 


wienerhoneymooners said...

Heather, absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Please join us at AAA cards this week stencil challenge!!!! LOVE this!!!!

Peggy Pride said...

Love this card! So creative!

Alanna said...

I love the background.

Jen Mitchell said...

What great texture. And I love the bold colors! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches

Kathyk said...

This is just fabulous


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Narelle Farrugia said...

This is such a totally cool masculine card! I love the modern colours, stamps and texture you've used. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Carole Dion said...

LOVE it ! Fabulous colors and composition !

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous card. I love the texture and the colour is a favourite.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Simply awesome! Love your colours that just pop off the card, teamed with brilliant stencilling and paste elements then the bold sentiment panel just takes it to another level. Love it. Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Ooops! thanks for playing along at Less is More too. Sarah x

Lucille K said...

Such a nice card, Heather. Love the blue stencil and the paste effect :)

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, what a really neat design for a background! So glad you were able to join us at AAA Cards.

Neets B said...

Love all the blues and so much texture, awesome creation.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Victoria Lavender said...

Great work! Wonderful use and creative style....grungy great! Thanks for playing AAA Cards Paste & or Stencil. Cheers, Victoria Lavender

Jill Vickers said...

I love all the layers of stencilled goodness - and that blue is so gorgeous that it just jumps off the page! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards! Jill

Anne said...

Catching up on my comments, sorry this is so late!
Stunning techniques and texture!
Thanks for joining us last week

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Really love all the texture in this fabulous grungy design. Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.