Friday, June 1, 2018

Dad, I Miss You


My dad had always wanted to start his own business.  He had many attempts with just as many fails, but he always kept dreaming and trying.   I told him all about my plans for selling a tool I designed.  He kept asking about how it was going every time we talked on the phone.  Unfortunately,  he passed away only one month into the start.  For that reason,  Father's Day has been a somber day for me the last 4 years.  But I am grateful to know that my dad knew he was loved.  I still make Father's Day cards.  I make one for my husband and for my father-in-law.  


For this card I used Versamark Ink to stamp the Simon Says Stamp Abstract Triangle Background stamp.   I thought that Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder would work well for a masculine card along with the Gansi Tambi Watercolors.   The letters for dad are actually Thickers that I had in my stash from scrapbooking.  The smaller sentiment is from Altenew Amazing You  stamp set. 


Masculine cards are hard for me so when I have one I like I make multiples for different occasions. This was easy to change up with different sentiments.  I looked high and low for a set of alphabet dies that would make the perfect sentiment.  With all the stuff I own, I still couldn't find the right one.  Then I remembered to look in the neglected scrapbook drawer.  The letters for happy are chipboard letters that I had in my stash.  The birthday is from the Altenew Birthday Builder stamp set.


My final card uses the Simon Says Stamp Painted Thanks die and Altenew Many Thanks stamp sets.  The card still needed an extra something so I settled on the Studio Katia Silver Foil Crystals.   

I hope you tell the men in your life how appreciated and loved they are.  If they are gone, I hope you can find a pleasant memory that will bring you a smile when you think of them. 

Thanks for stopping by!




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Original MISTI
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Original MISTI Mouse Pad
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Original Grid Paper Pad - DOUBLE SIDED
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Bar Magnet
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Novus 1 Plastic Polish
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Fine Scratch Remover Novus 2
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Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy
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Inkadinkado Embossing Magic Bag
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Mini Kolinsablon Spotter Brush - Size...
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD...
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Simon Says Cling Stamps ABSTRACT...
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Kuretake Gansai Tambi, 36 Color Set -...
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Ranger Embossing Powder, Liquid...
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Silver Brush Black Velvet Watercolor...
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Amazon.com: Silver Brush Plein Air...
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Altenew Clear Stamps, Many Thanks -...
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Altenew Clear Stamps, Amazing You -...
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Altenew Clear Stamps, Birthday...
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Simon Says Stamp PAINTED THANKS Wafer...
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Gina K Black Onyx Cardstock
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Canson XL Watercolor Paper Pad 9x12 -...
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iCraft Purple Tape - Ellen Hutson LLC
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Simon Says Stamp STITCHED RECTANGLES...
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Sizzix Big Shot White & Gray
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Silver Foil Crystals Mix | Studio Katia
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Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE...
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Crystal Ninja CRYSTAL KATANA Mixed...
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3 comments:

  1. I know your Dad is smiling down on you, Iliana! Now we know where your brilliant brain comes from... I must say this brought a tear, and a smile. I miss my Dad, too.
    A wonderful card, and memory...
    =]

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  2. Thank you so much. I am tearing up just reading this. Hugs to you.

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  3. Just from what I've read on your blog about you making the MISTI and the additional hard work you put in on its copyrighting, it sure sounds like you learned persistence and perseverance from your dad!
    I enjoyed your video and think this is a great set of cards—-guy cards are so hard for me to make, and I need them pretty often since I'm outnumbered by 2 sons and my hubby at home :)

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