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blue ribbon fathers day card

New Blue Ribbon Card Sketch

blue ribbon fathers day card
I was going through my card stash and ran across an old card that became the sketch inspiration for this Blue Ribbon card.  I made this card for my husband for father’s day.  Using the card design sketch and the color coach to choose a masculine palette this came together very quickly.

card sketch

This is the card that acted as the design inspiration.  With the Blue Ribbon card I covered the front panel completely with the ‘best’ ribbon.  I also left the corners square on the tab for a more masculine effect.

blue ribbon fathers day card

The design of the blue ribbon makes it super easy to put together with coordinating punches.  And I’ve used this stamp set a lot for masculine cards this year.  It tends to lend itself to a masculine design.   You can see how I punched out this star burst in Early Espresso with the scallop punch here.

blue ribbon fathers day card

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies are Stampin’ Up! Click on the product link to visit the online store for pictures, details & ordering.)
Stamps:  Blue Ribbon wood-mount #125979 or clear-mount  #125981, Hearts a Flutter wood-mount #131922 or clear-mount #129252
Ink: Marina Mist #126962, Tangerine Tango #126946, Early Espresso #126974
Paper: Whisper White cardstock #100730, Marina Mist #119682, Tangerine Tango #111349, Early Espresso #119686
Extras:  2-3/8″ Scallop Circle punch #118874, 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punch #119854, 1-3/8″  Circle punch #119860,  Vintage Trinkets #118764, Paper Snips #103579, Dimensionals #104430

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This made a great father’s day card, but it could also make a wonderful masculine birthday or graduation card.

Enjoy!  Julie

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card

Bloomin’ Marvelous with Chalkboard Stamping

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card

The chalkboard technique is so easy and fun and gives great results especially with the   Sale-a-bration Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set !  If you want to learn more about chalkboard stamping, check out this Jar of Hearts valentine post and video.  If you’ve liked my Stamping Julie facebook page, you saw this card a few days ago.

I started with a Crumb Cake cardstock card base.  When I want to add ribbon around a portrait oriented card I cut my cardstock at 4-1/2″ x 11″.  The SAB Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack has three great ribbon colors – Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo & Pool Party – and the set comes with matching buttons in Tangerine Tango and Pool Party.  I decided to use the Tangerine Tango ribbon and buttons for a bold splash of color on an otherwise neutral card.

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card close up

To add an additional ‘splash’ of color, I dropped Tangerine Tango color on the background as well.  This is easy to do with reinkers. Just put a couple of drops of ink on the lid of your open stamp pad and add a drop or two of water to dilute it a bit.  Then use a paint brush to pick up the ink and splash it over your card base.

You may want to experiment first on scratch paper first if you’ve never done this before so you get just the look you want.

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card

I scored a border down the left side with the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and the Borders Scoring Plate and swiped just a bit of white craft ink over the embossing so that it would stand out a little more.

Here’s the card recipe:
(All supplies from Stampin’ Up! Click on the link to visit my store for product pictures, details & ordering.)
 SAB: Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set w-#129651 c-#129654, Sycamore Street ribbon & button pack #130812
Ink: Whisper White craft #101731, Tangerine Tango reinker #111841
Paper:  Crumb Cake cardstock#120953, Basic Black cardstock #121045
Extras: Simply Scored Scoring Tool#125586, Borders Scoring Plate #126192, White Embossing Powder #109132, Bakers Twine #124262

bloomin' marvelous hummingbird flower chalkboard stamping card detail

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Have you tried the chalkboard technique yet?  Try it with the SAB Bloomin’ Marvelous stamp set and let me know what you think.

Enjoy!  Julie