Mar 19 2014

Look Up to Father

I just recently purchased Stampin' Up!'s stamp set, Look Up to Father, and couldn't wait to use it!  I'm fortunate to have both my father and my father-in-law still with us.  I'll be using this set for my Father's Day cards this year.  I used the sketch from this week's Technostampers Lunchtime Sketch Challenge!  I haven't played along in SOOOO long!


Here's my take on the sketch.  I purposely kept it simple and without embellishments.  I had debated on a button, but thought it looked more masculine without and I didn't want to cover up any of the Designer Paper.


Look up to Father

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Soft Suede folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Pistachio Pudding Venetian Romance Designer Paper to the front.
  3. I first inked up the Look up to Father image with Pistachio Pudding ink.  I colored the tree trunk with the Early Espresso Marker and then used Wild Wasabi, Garden Green and Always Artichoke Markers and the Thumping Technique to get the variety of colors on the leaves and grass, then stamped it on a 3 x 4 piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.
  4. I layered the Very Vanilla on a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 piece of Wild Wasabi and placed on the front.
  5. Across it, I used the Soft Suede pattern in Venetian Romance DSP package in a 3 7/8 x 1" size.
  6. I stamped the words again from Look Up to Father with Soft Suede ink on a strip of Wild Wasabi cardstock, then cut flag ends.
  7. At the last minute, I punched some Soft Suede chevrons with the Chevron Punch and added them at the top…I thought it balanced the Soft Suede color on the front.

So…what do you think?  I love how it turned out…just like what was in my head!  lol!



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5 People have left comments on this post

Mar 19, 2014 - 09:03:29
Sue Root said:

Great use of the thumping technique. I love all the different greens on your tree and in the grass. Thanks for playing along with the TSSC challenge. I really like your intrepretation of the sketch..

Mar 19, 2014 - 09:03:06
Sandy M said:

Wow, this is gorgeous, Connie! Love the colors, and how you colored the tree.

Mar 20, 2014 - 08:03:41
Carol Carriveau said:

My father has been gone for about 38 years, but I could make this for my husband (for our son) or my brother….or nephews….thank you for the inspiration!

Mar 22, 2014 - 09:03:37
Mary Jo said:

You are very lucky to have both of your fathers!  I really love this card, I too had to get this set as I really liked the saying.  Great job mixing the colors. Thanks so much for playing along with my sketch challenge this week!

Mar 28, 2014 - 04:03:11
Joanne James said:

I bought this stamp too but haven't used it yet – your card is beautiful, masculine yet light at the same time; love how you've used the greens.