A Good Man Times Two For One Of The Best

by Joanne James17. June 2019 12:18

Happy Monday everyone! Today I'm sharing two cards made using this week's Freshly Made Sketches layout:

Yesterday was Father's Day here in the UK and I used the FMS sketch and one of my new stamp sets to create a pair of co-ordinating cards from each of the James Juniors for their Dad to celebrate this special day. Here's the first one, from Rebecca:


And here's the second one, from Ben:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

A Good Man - How I love this stamp set! The first time I saw it, it went straight to the top of my wish list. I am fond of the other sets in this style by this particular concept artist (Let It Ride, Beautiful You and Wonderful Moments) with their loose lines and almost handwritten sentiments, but this set with its girl and boy and father figure could have been made for me, it looks so much like my children and their Dad; here's a picture of all of us together so that you can see what I mean:


 They are both a little older now than they were when this picture was taken, but you get the idea! So this set was the perfect way to celebrate a special Dad on Father's Day.

A Split Sentiment - The 'A Good Man' stamp set has some wonderful sentiments, that would work just as well on a birthday card too. To work with the layout, I split both of my sentiments and included the first portion on the three horizontal elements and then the second piece on the main panel, next to the fussy cut images that I coloured with my Stampin' Blends. 

Sail Away Stripes - For a little extra detail, I added a base layer of striped patterned paper featuring two of the designs from the 'Come Sail Away' designer series paper pack. This pack has some great designs and in addition to the obviously nautical sailboats and anchors, these stripes are great for all kinds of cards and projects, with not a boat in sight!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's projects for you to pin for easy reference - for the first card:


And for the second card:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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