June Blog Hop!
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
Featured June 11th -Need a Vacation
Featured June 12th - Fire Fighter
Featured June 13th - Be Proud
Featured June 14th - Classic Dad
Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on June 15, 2013 on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11PM EST on Friday June 14, 2013.
The special stamp set we have for you this month is:
"You Are an Angel"
I have to tell you how much I REALLY LOVE THIS SET!! I've got two cards to share with you today, both are for my step-dad who recently retired as a fire captain from the State of California's Cal Fire division (formerly California Dept of Forestry) after 45 years. Yes, you read right, 45 years of service with one employer. My step-dad was able to start working for the state many years ago as a summer volunteer firefighter while still going to high school before there was an age limit. I believe he started at age 14 since he retired at age 59.
baroque die cut stamped with the basket weave stamp from Background Fun to resemble the metal floorboards of a firetruck. For embellishments, I added a twill tape (hose) border adhered with some screw brads before popping up my die cut main images. I then stamped DAD from Classic Dad onto scrap white card stock in chipped sapphire ink before punching it out to adhere to the lower right corner with the remaining cut out images on the left side.
Classic Dad before over stamping the fire helmet in memento London fog ink then adding the ladder truck and fire hydrant to the bottom right corner.
Background Fun before adhering one of the cut out images onto a die cut Sizzix panel and then the second image adhered in the lower right hand corner along with the saying on the other side.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day and don't forget to stop by the rest of the design team blogs to leave some love for a chance to win today's featured set.
Stamps: Firefighter, Classic Dad, Background Fun
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Chipped Sapphire
Card Stock: MFP White, Stampin Up! Navy, Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Twine, Dimensionals, Sizzix, Big Shot, Tim Holtz Die, Twill Tape, Screw Brads