Stampin’ Up! Happy Father’s Day – Love, Swirly Bird!

Happy Father’s Day to all the father’s out there in blog-land.  Thank you for everything you do! 🙂

Today’s card is special-made for a friend of mine – he’s the father of the twins I talk about every once in a while in my posts.  And he’s a good man.  Who loves the ocean and sailing.  So…I tapped Swirly Bird and the coordinating Swirly Scribbles to make a nautical, sailing themed card.  The fun Labeler Alphabet set lent a hand, too.  Take a look-see:

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I started with a piece of my fave Canson 90lb Cold-Pressed Watercolor paper and my Aqua Painter to make a quick sky and sea background.  Using Pacific Point ink, which I picked up from the ink pad lid with the Aqua Painter, I made a wash – darker at the top and getting a little lighter until I got down to where the “ocean” started.  Then I darkened it up again.  To the ocean, I also swept in some Bermuda Bay ink.  Then I hit it with my Heat Tool to quickly dry it.

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I cut three of the long Swirly Scribbles die cuts – one each from Mint Macaron, Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay card stocks.  I cut the pieces apart a bit and then re-arranged them over the ocean, adhering them with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  Then I trimmed the excess from each side.

The sail boat comes from the Swirly Bird stamp set.  I stamped the boat in Watermelon Wonder ink on a piece of Whisper White, and outlined it with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I stamped the “sail” in Emerald Envy and outlined it with the Emerald Envy Stampin’ Write Marker.  I fussy cut both of them and popped them onto the waves with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I made the “sun” by cutting a couple of small swirly-do’s – one in So Saffron and one in Peekaboo Peach and a third, large swirl in So Saffron.  Those are also adhered with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue and the excess trimmed with Paper Snips.  Just to complete the nautical theme – I made ‘birds” with my Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  Very professional birds, if I do say so myself!! 😉

For the sentiment, I tapped one of my new favoritest things – the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.  I stamped out my words in Pacific Point ink.  I played around with snipping each letter out individually, but I didn’t like how that looked on the card.  I finally settled on what you see – and I actually think it ties very well with the edges of the watercolor background.  I popped each word up with some Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I double matted the panel on Pacific Point and then Mint Macaron.  The final touch was to add some silver sequins that I pulled off the Silver Sequin Trim – they’re quite flat and I thought they looked kind of fish scale-y.  I stuck them on with some Liquid Glue and the card front was done!  Not really sure what they represent – but I wanted some kind of a little bling, without getting all girly!  Apparently there’s a pretty big fish out there, strewing scales left and right! 😉

For the inside, I pulled a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock into play and added a strip of coincidently-coordinating paper from the new By The Shore DSP.  I matted that strip on Pacific Point and SNAILd it to the Very Vanilla panel.  Then I double matted the whole thing – again on Pacific Point and Mint Macaron.

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I SNAILd that into a So Saffron card base, popped the card front on with Dimensionals, and the card was done! 🙂

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On the front of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I recreated my sailboat scene – stamping the boat in Watermelon Wonder and the sail in Emerald Envy.  I used my Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Markers to add some “water” and the Basic Black marker to add a few birds…

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…then I made a custom envelope flap with more of the same By The Shore DSP that I’d used inside the card.

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Et Voila!  I just love how totally versatile the Swirly Bird stamps and the coordinating Swirly Scribbles Thinlits are.  I haven’t made kites yet – but I will!  I sure do hope that you’re busily adding this bundle to your tool box!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself! 

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Product List


So Saffron Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (Mats for card front and for inner liner)

Pacific Point Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (Mats for card front and for inner liner); 3/4″ x 4″ (mat for inner liner strip)

Canson 90lb Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

By the Shore DSP: 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner strip); Envelope flap

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6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Happy Father’s Day – Love, Swirly Bird!

  1. That’s awesome Mary! Love the little sailboat and your background turned out perfectly. I really need to get that alphabet set…I have loved every card that I’ve seen with it! 🙂

  2. Mom

    Can almost smell the salt air. Perfect!

  3. Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  4. Really nice, love the water coloring on your card. Your sailboat looks like it is really sailing!

  5. Thanks, Jari! 🙂

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