Category Archives: Father’s Day

Unscripted Sketch #153 – Dad

  • Patterned papers – Basic Grey “Hello Luscious: Honeyed”
  • Patterned cardstock: BoBunny “DoubleDot: Chiffon Journal and Coffee Journal”
  • Stickers – Pebbles “ABC Stickers”

I used Sketch #153 at Unscripted Sketches as inspiration for this clean and simple card. This sketch is part of the Third Blogiversary celebration at Unscripted Sketches, where there is a different sketch every week. I made a “Dad” card for my shipment to Operation Write Home, since we are trying to make a lot of Father’s Day and Dad cards this month for the troops to use to send home. I added faux stitching to the edges of all the elements to add a little more detail. Thanks for stopping by.


Unscripted Sketch #152 – Father’s Day

  • Image – Lisa Vollrath & Ten Two Studios
  • Patterned paper – KaiserCraft “Hunt and Gather” 6 X 6″ pad
  • Die cut made from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Crafter’s Cord – Hemptique “Vintage”

I made this card using the current sketch: #152 at Unscripted Sketches. The colors are quite muted, but kind of pleasant that way. This card will go in my next box for Operation Write Home (OWH), since we are trying to make lots of Father’s Day cards for the heroes to send home. The Our Daily Bread Designs (ODBD) Challenge on OWH Stars and Stamps for April is to feature an animal on a card.  I have a collection of fish images from Lisa Vollrath and Ten Two Studios that I though work well for Father’s Day cards. So that was my animal of choice! The really cool thing about this challenge is that for every 25 cards we make, ODBD pays for the shipping of a box of cards to our deployed troops. We have been making at least 50 every month that ODBD has sponsored this challenge. That is a big help! Thanks for visiting today.


OWH – Faux Leather Card

  • Stamps – Paperbag Studios “The View” and Hero Arts “Father’s Day Message”
  • Die cut – made from Spellbinder’s Nestabilities “Labels Seventeen”
  • Patterned cardstock – BoBunny “Chocolate Flourish”
  • Solid cardstock – WorldWin Treasures “Deep Brown”
  • Metal stickers – Mark Richards Enterprises – Nailheads

This background was featured in a tutorial at Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps this week. I made the faux leather background with overlapped masking tape rubbed with Distress Ink and heat set with clear matte embossing powder. It has an interesting texture and mine sort of resembles leather. It was fun to try it out and is always gratifying to make my own backgrounds. Thanks for checking-in with me.