Who can take a sunrise…

More Father’s Day card production…too bad it’s my last day of “vacation”.  Back to work tomorrow and the mojo will probably go out the window. 

I used a High Hopes stamp (Carpenter Steve, I think) for this card and I do like the stamp but the image is not stamping properly (I think it’s the EZ Mount, not the stamp) plus I would prefer that the stamp didn’t have that happy face on the shirt.  I’m thinking about doing surgery on the stamp to remove the happy face but I’m not quite brave enough to try yet plus I don’t think I have a craft knife sharp enough.  It would have been easier to alter before I mounted the stamp.  Something to think about, for sure.

This card was inspired by the fact that I only have a relatively small piece of the measuring tape patterned paper left and I wanted to be able to make at least 4 cards like this one.   I’ve made a couple of versions of this card – just changed the PP slightly and flipped the layout around – and I think I like version 2 better even though it uses a patterned paper that I altered to make it more handyman-like.  Sadly, my alterations are not really noticable as the image covers the majority of the paper!

Version 1 using Basic Grey paper:

Version 2 using some MAMBI paper that I stamped on, inked up, and crumpled:

The ribbon/screw embellishment looks better in the first card – it’s very tricky to attach to the sentiment without moving the ribbon so whatever way the ribbon faces once the screw eyelet is attached that’s what you end up with.  No wiggle room whatsoever.

One more layout and I’m done with designing Father’s Day cards.  I probably won’t get to it until this weekend but I still have one to share tomorrow. (Golf theme)