Celebrating Father's Day continues here on MOMM. Clean and simple are the themes of the day. Some new stamps from Mama Elephant were awaiting me in today's mail which I wanted to play with and what better excuse than I have to post on my blog? Self-enabling just got necessary now that I "have to" post on my blog.
The keystone stamp set for this Father's Day clean and simple smorgasbord is Papa Love. Packed full of great sentiments, a ticket frame and a few images, Papa Love will serve you well as a foundational stamp set for your stamping needs for guys. All of the cards are one layer and I added dimension with Copic markers.
For my first card I decided to play with the moustache and tie images to create a man of sorts. I am hoping the circle sentiment comes off looking a little like a monocle.
My next card plays off the "man of the house, king of my heart" sentiments paired with the little Leo lion in Cosmic Stars. I saw these and immediately had a vision of a card. The darling little heart is from Midnight Letters. Seriously, am lovin' on this little number. I also imagine changing out the lion for the ram, bull, scorpion, crab, fish or goat depending on the guy's astrological sign (my dad is a Scorpio and it would be awesome to do this card with that instead).
For my last card I paired Papa Love with So Breezy. I saw these two stamp sets and it clicked together to me. I added a hand drawn double border for just a bit more interest.
Super simple cards, but so much fun. I hope you are inspired to create some Father's Day cards now too!
Stamps: Papa Love, Cosmic Stars, Midnight Letters and So Breezy, Mama Elephant
Inks: tuxedo black, Memento by Tsukineko; Versamark, Tsukineko; cough syrup, spice tin, weather vane, fountain pen, stick candy, seed packet and speckled egg, Jenni Bowlin for Ranger
cardstock: white, Georgia Pacific
Other: colorless blender (0), cool gray no. 00 (C00), cool gray no. 1 (C1), cool gray no. 3 (C3), pale fruit pink (E000), skin white (E00), pink flamingo (E01), caribe cocoa (E25), dull ivory (E43) and blush (R20), Copic; chipped sapphire and weathered wood, Tim Holtz Distress Markers by Ranger