Good Monday Morning, Crafty Friends! We’re “enjoying” another soggy spring. The weekend was lovely, but we’re back to drizzles today. Still, it’s good crafting weather!
My Dad turned 88 a couple weeks ago. Finding stamps to make a card for my dad is sometimes a challenge. My dad doesn’t golf and I don’t think he’s ever grilled anything except over an open fire. He used to fish occasionally, but mostly he really has never had any hobbies. Dad is a farmer, so between the cattle, orchards, garden, and three kids, he didn’t have a lot of free time. When he did have time to spend on himself, he read. Most evenings, we could find Dad in his recliner reading a book, a wildlife magazine, or his Bible.
Since the apple trees around my parents’ house were starting to bud, I decided to use the My Meadow Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!®. I love this set, and it works very well alone or with the Waterfront and Snow Front Stamp Sets for creating scenes.
For this card, I stamped the gazebo in Gray Granite Classic Ink. Before I added any more stamped images, I painted the grass and the sky with Garden Green and Balmy Blue ink and an Aqua Painter and let it dry. Since I used Shimmery White Card Stock, the water blended very well.
Next I added Early Espresso trees, with Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo blossoms. Tulips are one of my favorite spring flowers, so I stamped a few using Lovely Lipstick Classic Ink and more Garden Green.
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Sending You Thoughts. This was a Sale-a-bration Stamp Set, which is no longer available. However, Stampin’ Up!® has lots of sentiment stamps that would work perfectly on this card.
Because the “pieces” of images in this stamp set are separate – like tree trunks and blossoms/leaves, stems and flowers – scenes with this stamp set are really simple to put together. Give it a try!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!