Sunday, June 9, 2013

Nautical Father's Day card

Father's Day and my dad's birthday are both in June so I got busy this weekend designing nautical cards for him.  We live on the ocean and boats and fishing are his favorite things!  Click Here to check out yesterday's post which is his birthday card.  

This is his Father's Day card!  The Stampin' Up! stamp sets By the Tide and The Open Sea are the perfect stamps sets for the nautical lover.  Hope he likes these creations I plan to give him with a Starbucks gift card!  Don't you love the new Happy Father's Day gift cards at Starbucks!?!  So cool!  I know he'll love that.  He'll be able to get a couple Grande, Hazelnut, Whole Milk, Lattes now!  Yes, he orders the SAME drink every time he goes to Starbucks.  Haha!  It makes me laugh.  Okay....onto the card!

Stampin' Essentials Tips:
  • My color scheme was of course inspired by the sea!  I used Pool Party, Island Indigo, Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White.
  • Using the different shades of blue ink, I was able to stamp over the coral and it worked out perfectly! I stamped the lighter shade first and stamped right on top of the Pool Party coral with the Island Indigo fish!

  • I stamped the anchor in Gumball Green ink -- maybe it's covered in algae!?!  {smile!}  
  • The Word Bubble Clip was great for tying the Natural Trim and Linen Thread through for texture on the accent piece!  I frayed the ends of the Natural Trim a bit -- makes lit look like the frayed ends of rope or something!

  • The Father sentiment was stamped from the Amazing Family stamp set.  Love the font and the simplicity of the card just having the word Father on it.
  • The Nantucket Oceanside Inn image perfectly coordinates with the 1" Circle Punch.  Love the fact that there actually is a Nantucket Inn here in Anacortes, WA!  Makes it personal!

Stamps:  By The Tide (129120), Amazing Family (129192), The Open Sea (123032)
Ink:  Midnight Muse (126860), Crumb Cake (126975), Raspberry Ripple (126859), Pool Party (126982), Island Indigo (126986), Gumball Green (126861)
Paper:  Crumb Cake (120953), Midnight Muse (126843), Whisper White (100730), Crumb Cake (120953)
Tools:  1" Circle Punch (119868)
Embellishments:  Linen Thread (104199), Hung Up Cute Clips (129389), 7/16" Natural Trim (129287)
Finished Size:  5-1/2" x 4-1/4"

Father's Day is Sunday, June 16th
Hope you have a great week.
~Kari Linder


  1. This is gorgeous! I love the bold blue and red, they really are strong and striking. Overall I really like the nautical feel too!

    1. Thanks Jacki! I'm getting excited for Father's Day to give it to him!


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