Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Father's Day blog hop!

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the Viva Las VegaStamps Father's day blog hop!



You'll want to make sure you hop along with us and comment on each blog, because VLVS will be giving away one pound o' rubber to one random comment from one random blog in the hop!!!

Blogs in the Hop:


For my piece I chose to create an ATC inspired by my dad.  It's hard to believe he's been gone a year and a half already!! 


 Anyhow, When I think of my dad, one of the first things I think of is how strong he was.  So, needless to say I chose "strong" for my focal word. 


I started by inking my card stock with antique linen distress ink, then embossing my card stock with a Tim Holtz embossing folder (forgive me I can't remember the name).  Now to help the embossing really pop, I sponged on some vintage photo distress ink. To add a little more depth I also stamped the Waybill/invoice stamp lightly with vintage photo ink.  Now flick a few drops pf water to react with the distress ink and add some more grunge.



On a separate piece of card stock I stamped the word strong (from the strong man stamp), and Beethoven in black VersaFine ink.  I fussy cut them out, and lightly distressed the word strong and Beethoven with vintage photo ink so they would match the background. Lastly, I glued everything together.


Thank you for hopping along with us! I hope you enjoyed this memorial ATC as much as I enjoyed making it.  



28 comments:

  1. A perfect masculine ATC, love it ♥

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  2. Strong peace with good texture. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. I like this ATC! Your Dad would be so pleased.

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  4. So much to look at, and all on an ATC! Wow, really nice!!

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  5. I'm so sorry for your loss, Tera! This is a great memorial for him! Awesome job!

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  6. Lovely textured background, perfect for your stamps :)

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  7. My deepest sympathies for your loss. What a great memorial ATC! I love the techniques you've described.

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  8. Wonderful ATC, Tera. My dad has been gone for 13 years and I still miss him - especially on Fathers' Day. Hugs to you.

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  9. Using an embossing folder for the background is a simple but very effective idea.

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  10. thanks for sharing your tutorial, your card looks great

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  11. Love the distress look of this piece. That embossing folder is fabulous!

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  12. What a nice way to remember your father! Love the stamp and the embossed background has a great Vintage look.

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  13. Fabulous vintage feel, love it Tera!
    ~kim

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  14. That is gorgeous. Beautiful browns. Hugz

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  15. Love the nontraditional style of this card!

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  16. Beautiful. I especially like the background.

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  17. Vintage photo has to be my most used brown ink. You have create a very special card, thank you for sharing

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  18. He looks so stern! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. A great ATC, love it. Especially for the depth of your feeling that is perfectly showcased here. Thanks for the blog hop Tera, and your beatiful sample! It was lovely to visit you tonight! :) x

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  20. I like the monochromatic color scheme.

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  21. Love the ATC honoring your Dad. Like you I can't believe how long my Dad has been gone (36 years) and like your father mine was strong. Perfect word. Love your mono colorway.

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