Well, I’m finally back on track (for now) with my Father’s Day Cards…I’ve been off work the last three days with a bad back and couldn’t even THINK about working on cards until today.  I even had to cancel a trip to PEI for a conference and I was really looking forward to it.  I’m still not 100% better but I was able to spend a little time in my craft room though the thought of taking more pills and lying down for a couple of hours sounds marvelous right about now.

The worst of it all is that I had a dozen ideas for cards while I was lying in bed (reading Harry Potter novels and sleeping)…it’s always the way.  I haven’t been able to translate my thoughts into any cards yet as I simply HAD to spend some time designing for Father’s Day.

Here’s card number two:

I used some Basic Grey Recess paper and another of my new Whipper Snapper stamps.  It took a while to colour these images (I did four) with my prismacolour pencils.  I think they were happy to be used.  Now I’m neglecting water colouring…it’s hard to find a balance with colouring mediums – there’s just so much choice with this hobby. (ask my wallet!)

The sentiment was created from some Stampendous stamps – the word “day” is actually from a stamp that says “today” but I cut it apart as I thought I’d get more use out of the word day.  I do that a lot.  I have no problem altering my stamps to suit my needs.  If I think I’m going to use it more by removing part of it or cutting two images apart, I just go ahead and do it.  I can always put them back together fairly easily – either by placing them side by side on a block if they are acrylic or by using my stamp-a-ma-jig if they are rubber.

Be sure to check back tomorrow…I’ve got card number three ready for action.  I still have one more to go but inspiration has not struck and I want to play with some other stamps that are begging for attention.  If I do everything that I’ve got in mind, I’ll have about 2 weeks worth of cards to show off!