Monday, June 13, 2011

From Our Heart to Yours This Week at Heart 2 Heart

Next Sunday we celebrate our Dads on Father's Day. In our house we celebrate Grandpa and all that he means to us. I used the new updated random stamping technique from Jeanette's 52 Weeks of Wonder: Random Stamping. I've been wanting to try this technique since the day she presented it on her blog. It was really fun. You can check it out Here.
 Finished card made with my random stamped background
 Random stamped background updated version: From 3-4 stamps sets choose random images in various sizes.  Start in the top left corner of your project with your largest stamp. Radiate out and downward for best balance with medium and smaller stamps.  Layer stamped images over one another for a natural, textured look. I left a space in the center to add some embellishments. 
 These are the stamp set I used: Comments, Tag the Occasion, On Your Day, and Party Pennants. These stamp set just seem to say "Let's Celebrate" Grandpa!
When making cards for guys keep in mind that texture is good. For my textures I used a star cut from a cardboard box, some dimensional elements from the Lucky assortment, a button, some metal(photo clip and brads), and some hemp.
Now, instead of a gift, this year we got Grandpa a gift card from his favorite restaurant. So, had to make a card for that. I used the working in clusters of three for this random stamped background. I just stamped the circle from Tag the Occasion 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation Outdoor Denim to make my triangle clusters. I filled in the circles with "Father's Day"
The finished card holds the gift card in the little paper bag.  Added the embellishments for some texture: button, dimensional elements, hemp, and small paper bag.

Now it's your turn. Grab some stamps and randomly stamp up your special background for dad. Then share your creation with us at Heart 2 Heart and you could be a winner of some terrific prizes from our fabulous sponsors Michelle Owen and Romaine Rancier.

CTMH Supplies:
Paper: Lucky, Olivia
Cardstock: Colonial White, Olive
Ink: Olive, Sunset, Outdoor Denim, Desert Sand
Stamps: Comments, Tag the Occasion, On Your Day, Party Pennants
Embellishments: Lucky Dimensional Elements, Wood Buttons, Hemp, Antique Copper Mini Medley, Bitty Brads, Rub on letters.
Other: Cardboard star, mini paper bag


Karen Day said...

Jody, that little bag holding the gift card is adorable! Great idea :o)

Romaine said...

Jody, these are fabulous! I LOVE them!

Kelly Schelske said...

These are both wonderful Jodi!

Paige Dolecki said...

Both cards are great but I just adore the mini paper bag for the gift card on your second card! How very, very clever!


Haley D. said...

These look so cool! I'm sure Dad/Granpa will love them.

Debbie Carriere said...

Love them both! Wonderful masculine cards!

Lorrinda said...

Fabulous stamped background, and I love the little shopping bag holding the gift card. You have such a talent clustering your embellishments, a unique style that makes it easy to spot your work. Stand out job as usual!

Melinda Everitt said...

How did you ever come up with this card! Such ingenious design! Great card.