Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Epic Dad

Hello everyone! I'm back for my second installment of inspiration featuring the newly released products from the April 2014 Release. I hope you are enjoying the projects so far.

Let us start with the first card shall we?

My favorite go-to colors for dad are brown, white, light blue and a hint of red. I started with a panel that I stamped using the rope image from Dockside Backgrounds. I layered strips of white and brown card stock to stamp the first part of the sentiment from Epic Dad onto. I finished the sentiment with the "dad" die cut from the Epic Dad Companion Die and adhered it to a panel stamped with the wooden plank image also from Dockside Backgrounds. For the crown, I die cut it from gold foil, and perched it on top of the letter "a".

To finish off the card I added a strip of striped patterned paper in light blue on the side. For a little extra "something", I added some Onyx sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to the right side. This is a great alternative to adding buttons or even enamel dots if you are looking to add less bulk to your card.

For my second card, I can not help but to make another feminine card featuring Epic Dad. This set can also be perfect for creating feminine cards.

To begin, I distressed my card base with a little ink. Then I die cut the word "epic" from a card stock panel several times. I adhered the panel with the negative die cuts to the card base, and then stamped the epic sentiment, also from Epic Dad, into the negative spaces.

I made sure to die cut one "epic" from the center of my card where I would add my sentiment. Here, I stamped the resulting die-cut with the matching "epic" and placed it back into it's negative space. I then stamped "Mom" from Strictly Sentiments 4 directly over the word epic.

For the flowers, I used Spring Blooms to create a few watercolored flowers and leaves for the bottom of the card. Oh...before I forget, the "you're" sentiment is also from the Epic Dad stamp set. I masked off the word "swag" with washi tape before inking the stamp up, and I was left with just "you're".

I really love how this turned out :).

For my last card, I stamped the smaller dotted chevron image from Borders & Backgrounds 4 at the top and bottom of a white panel. And added some splat images from Ink Splats here and there.

To create the custom chipboard embellishment, I die-cut the "dad" once from gold foil, and four times from coaster board. I adhered them all together one on top of the other. (Tombow Mono Multi glue works great here, or even Glossy Accents. A strong even layer of adhesive will ensure that the layers don't start separating) Then, I adhered the chipboard piece onto another die cut that I stamped with the "dad" outline image from Epic Dad and adhered it with foam tape onto the card panel.

Finally, I just added some wood veneers from the Pretty Pink Posh Nature Embellishment Kit to finish it off.

Thank you so much for visiting and joining me for Day 2 of my projects. I hope that you have enjoyed it.

See you tomorrow for Day 3!

Have a WONDERFUL day!


  1. Perfect cards for Mother and Father's days!

  2. Fabulous cards Joni! That spring flowers is now on my very long WANT list.

  3. All three cards are absolutely fabulous!! I love the details on each one!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!

  4. Terrific cards Joni, I especially love your Epic mom card!!

  5. Oh my, a delightful showcase of Mother and Father Days' cards! Beautiful and pretty; striking and handsome! I can see some mega-watt smiles appearing when moms and dads receive these!

  6. Way to showcase the products, Joni!! Your epic mom card, in particular, is really stunning!

  7. I LOVE these watercolored flowers, Joni! And the Dad cards are perfectly masculine!

  8. Such fabulous designs and beautifully made :)

  9. Fabulous cards! Love the colors and the Epic Dad die cut on the last one! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Awesome cards Joni ..I love both the dad cards so very much :)

  11. This truly is an EPIC post!! Love the inspiration from Joni! That Epic Mom card is simply amazing!

  12. Such fabulous cards! Joni is truly amazing!

  13. Pardon me while I pick my jaw up off my desk...your cards are absolutely AMAZING, Joni! I love how you paired your stamps and dies to work for masculine and feminine designs! You have really done an awesome job showcasing the new Wplus9 goodies!


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