Another Wonderful Year for Best Dad Ever!

Front card view of handmade Father's Day card

Do you run across sentiments in stamp sets that are the reason for the purchase of the stamp set?  I feel certain that you do!  Surely I am not in a minority, LOL!  Another Wonderful Year was introduced by Stampin’ Up! in the 2018 annual catalog and promptly retired this month.  There were three main reasons I purchased it last year.  “Best Dad Ever” and “love you more” are two of those reasons.  The third sentiment is “love you more.”  My Mom said that phrase all the time and to each of her daughters.  Although she has passed away, that phrase brings her to mind with a smile on my face.  The first two sentiments were specifically chosen for this Father’s Day card!

I started working with Free as a Bird last week in preparation for Father’s Day.  I get my love of bird watching from my Dad.  He filled the bird feeders every day to entice them to stay.  The feeders also bring in squirrels and chipmunks but he doesn’t mind sharing the food with them as well.   The focal image of four birds is perfect… especially when I think about all four of Dad’s daughters.  After several attempts coloring the image with various Blend colors, I finally settled on two color combinations.  One was shared this past Wednesday for the Pals Blog Hop.  This card shows the other color combination.

Card Details
  • Stamp Sets:  Free as a Bird, Another Wonderful Year (retired), Delightful Dozen (retired)
  • Papers:  Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow cardstock; Vellum; Bird Ballad designer series paper
  • Inks:  Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Pool Party dye inks; Gray Flannel Memento ink; a various assortment of Blends
  • Tools & Accessories:  Mosaic 3D embossing folder, Scoring Tool, Stitched Nested Labels dies (available as a bundle with Free as a Bird), Stitched Rectangle dies, Clear Epoxy Droplets, Crumb Cake classic weave ribbon (retired), bird trinket (May Paper Pumpkin)
Additional Pictures

 

Now that you have seen both of my cards using one Free as a Bird image, you’ll have to let me know which of the color combinations you prefer.  This one or the one from the Pals blog hop!

Hope you have a wonderful Father’s day celebration with those you love!

Have fun stamping,

Katy

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One thought on “Another Wonderful Year for Best Dad Ever!

  1. Debbie Mageed

    GORGEOUS card, Katy! Love how you colored these sweet birds, especially since goldfinches are my favorite. I must admit that I thought that YOU were the one who taught us all to love birds, so thanks for letting me know that it was Dad. I also got the “Love You More” stamp because of Mum but love that Adam says it to me as well. Now, if those birds represent all of us girls, I think I’m the one on the far left, sitting by myself. Just sayin’… LOL

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