Father’s Day card + DIY foam stamps

Happy May! I can’t believe almost half the year is over. I’m sharing a card I made for my dad for father’s day.

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I was inspired by argyle sweaters. The stamp I *wanted* to use was the Argyle Backdrop by Lawn Fawn.

This stamp set is SO CLEVER! You start with the solid square/diamond border and alternate colors down the page, then you overlap the outline stamps in between the solid stamping. I love that it gives you the ability to customize any number of colors you choose but still gives you a really sharp look. I think this would look amazing if you heat embossed the outline stamps with Ranger’s Liquid Platinum embossing powder.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to wait for the stamp set to arrive in time for Father’s Day, so I started thinking of how else I could achieve a similar effect. I had some craft foam laying out on my desk and hand cut out two diamond shapes. Then I took some double sided tape and adhered the foam pieces on to two glass blocks. And I made my very own stamps!

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Necessity is the mother of invention…

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Inking up my handmade stamps with Memento Dew Drop inks…

I added the criss crossing lines using a silver metallic gel pen. My one tip to you is to let the gel pen fully dry before moving on to the next section. ASK ME HOW I KNOW THIS haha.

I used my Cricut to cut out the word “DAD” multiple times out of black cardstock and layered them together to create a chipboard look.

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Finished card – I am pleased with the end result!

While my finished card may not be worthy of Hallmark, it’s organic and made with love and care – I think (hope!) my dad will appreciate it anyway. 🙂

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