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Sunspiration: DIY: Masculine birthday rubber-stamp art

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This past Friday was my FIL’s 91st birthday providing me with another opportunity to express myself creativity through my rubber-stamp art.

It brought me such joy to make this card. Inspiration in coordinating the layout and colors fell effortlessly into place with very little thought.

This is a great outdoorsy design for the men in your life. I can see this being used for many occasions.

Feel free to duplicate my results or use as a guideline to make your own one-of-a-kind card. Here’s what I used to create my design:

  • Rubber-stamp M-119 (image size 4 ¼” x 3 ⅝”) from Stampin.com.
  • White card for the image, stamped in Color Box black pigment ink.
  • Prismacolor pencils.
  • A piece of olive-green cardstock to glue beneath white card stock image
  • Next glue the two pieces directly onto a natural color pre-cut card, leaving enough room at the bottom to add your text.
  • Clear Embossing pen, Ranger Queen’s Gold embossing powder, and embossing gun for text on the front of the card.
  • Brown Marvy LePlume II pen for inside inscription

Inside of card, I lined the card with a piece of tan parchment paper to include a personal birthday wish, which I created. The sentiments speak from my heart of how I feel about this man. It read:

One who gives much; but
Expects no words of praise
One who means a lot to
friends & neighbors; but
One who for a few means…
the whole world!
Happy Birthday, Dad!

 

The inscription turned out beautifully.  I printed all the text, except the Happy Birthday, Dad, I wrote in cursive. I failed to snap a shot, but next time I will be sure to capture and share so you can see for yourself just how nice it works together.

In honor of my wonderful FIL’s birthday, and for his service to the United States of America during WWII I thought this song would be one he enjoyed back in the 40s…

 

I had the privilege of scanning many of my in-laws’ old photos several years ago. Below are a few from my FIL’s day in the service. I made slight adjustments to enhance the images but maintained much of the original appeal. Click on image to enlarge. It really makes a big difference!

Stationed in Miami, Florida
Out on the town
A visit home
A picture with Mom

What inspires you this Sunday?

 

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Sunspiration – DIY rubber-stamp art greeting card {a pair of chickadees}

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My favorite online site The Stampin Place had a end-of-year blow out sale last month, which I totally could not pass up. I love to buy the EZ-Cling mounted stamps. They are less expensive than the wood-block mounts and are easier to store.
One of the stamps I got, included this…
K-108 Chickadees
The first hand-stamped greeting card I had planned to make this New Year was for DD#2 and SIL’s 2nd anniversary. The pair of chickadees seemed perfect for such an occasion. In a matter of seconds inspiration popped on like a light bulb in my mind.
Here is the result of the my design creativity….

 

 

What will you need for this DIY project? I tend to look for inspiration with materials on hand and came up with these things.

Supplies I used:
baby blue linen card stock for card (folded card size: 4 ¼” x 5 ½”)
1-piece dark blue card stock (size: 3 ½” x 4 ¼”)
1-piece white card stock (size: 3 ” x 3 ”)
soft coral parchment paper for inside card (folded slightly smaller than baby blue linen card stock)
Brilliance graphite black pigment ink pad
Color Box cyan pigment stamp pad
Color Box royal blue pigment stamp pad
Tsukineko stipple brushes size 0 and 4
Prismacolor pencils
Sakura Gelly Roll copper star ink pen
glue stick
Stamps on front side from The Stampin’ Place:
K-108 Chickadees and F-348 Happy Anniversary

Stamp on backside:

C1120 One of a Kind Art by Stampabilities

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Steps:
  1. Cut card stock to size per instruction.
  2. Ink K-108 Chickadees stamp with Brilliance Graphite Black pigment ink and stamp image in the center of pre-cut white card stock.
  3. Use stippled brushes to dab Color Box cyan & royal blue pigment inks on pre-cut white card stick to create sky background for the chickadees.
  4. Color image using Prismacolor pencils.
  5. Glue white card stock with image to center of dark blue card stock.
  6. Ink F-348 Happy Anniversary stamp with Color Box Royal Blue pigment ink and stamp image in the center bottom of the baby blue linen card stock, allow ink to dry, and then go over lettering with copper star pen.*
  7. Glue the two-piece card stock to the center of the baby blue linen card stock just above the Happy Anniversary phrase.
  8. Cut parchment paper to fit inside card, and then glue down only one side of card to inside. Preferably the right side, as it seems to work the best.
  9. Next, write your personal heart-felt sentiments on the parchment-lined card.
  10. Finally, add your own “hand stamp by” image to the backside of the card to mark the one of kind greetings.

*You may want to use a gold stamp pad with gold embossing powder (heat to melt with an embossing iron) to make the “Happy Anniversary” phrase pop out. This is one correction I will make for future anniversary cards using this design.

The thing I like about the chickadees is that you can use it for a variety of greetings such as for feminine birthday, get well, or sympathy cards. Feel free to improvise with what you have. I am sure your card will turn out beautifully. I hope this tutorial gives you Sunspiration!

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