Saying Goodbye to Countryside with a Father’s Day Card

For my card today, I used the Stampin’ Up! Countryside and Best Dad Ever stamp sets.  Both of these sets are retiring on June 3 and the Parkers Pattern DSP that I used for the background also goes away on May 31.   I love this paper for masculine cards and both of these stamp sets make great manly cards too!  My card design was inspired by the Mojo Monday 294 Sketch.

Countryside

I started by sponging the edges of both pieces the Parker’s Pattern DSP with Early Espresso ink.  Then I adhered the strip of Early Espresso Core’dinations card stock to the top of the Cherry Cobbler DSP with SNAIL and I wrapped the Natural Linen Thread twice around it and adhered it with Scotch Tape to the back of the panel.  I cut another strip of Early Espresso Core’dinations card stock with the Adorning Accents Edgelits die and embossed it with the Adorning Accents Edgelits Folder.  I adhered the die cut strip to the Cherry Cobbler panel with SNAIL, then I adhered a strip of the Natural 7/8″ Trim Ribbon with SNAIL around the panel.  I adhered the Cherry Cobbler DSP panel to the Marina Mist DSP panel with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Countryside 1

I stamped the image from the Countryside stamp set in VersaMark ink on a Marina Mist panel, sprinkled it with Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  I stamped the sentiment from the Best Dad Ever stamp set in VersaMark ink, sprinkled it with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  Then I colored the apples in the back of the truck with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker and I sponged the edges of the panel with Early Espresso ink.  I adhered the decorated panel to a panel of Early Espresso card stock with SNAIL, then to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL.  To finish the card front, I placed 3 Early Espresso brads using my Paper-Piercing Tool and I tied Natural Linen Thread through a Silver Basics Designer Button and I adhered it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I adhered the decorated panel to the Early Espresso card base with SNAIL.

Countryside 2

I finished the inside of the card by adhering a strip of the leftover DSP to a panel of Very Vanilla card stock.

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

Stamps:  Countryside (only available until June 3 – 116998 wood, 120495 clear); Best Dad Ever (only available until June 3 – 120399 wood, 120681 clear)

Dies & Embossing Folders:  Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies (125595); Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folders (125601)

Embellishments:  Early Espresso Stampin’ Emboss Powder (128980); Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder (122949); Silver Basics Designer Buttons (only available until May 31 – 129325); Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon (129287); Natural Linen Thread (104199); 3/16″ Neutrals Brads (only available until June 3 – 119736)

Ink:  Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad (126974); VersaMark Pad (102283); Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write Marker (119681)

Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Stamping Sponges (101610); Paper-Piercing Tool (126189); Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199); Heat Tool (129053); Scotch Tape

Card Stock  & Cuts:  Early Espresso (119686) – card base cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″, 2-1/4″ x 3-5/8″ panel; Marina Mist (119682) – 2-1/8″ x 3-1/2″ panel; Early Espresso Core’dinations card stock (available May 31 – 129956) – 1-1/2″ x 5″ strip, 1/2″ x 5″ strip; Parkers Pattern Designer Series Paper (only available until May 31 – 131021) – 2″ x 5″ panel, 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel

Adhesive:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

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