Monday, June 11, 2012

Native Father


This stamp set (Dream Catcher) is retired and rare, and I paid  more for it than I care to admit. I bought it off Ebay shortly after I started working in Red Lake, and I am really glad I did. The vision for these cards came to me while driving home from work after a night shift on Friday morning, and I still love the way they turned out!

The new firm foam inkpads make this image so much more crisp and clear, so much more beautiful! I find myself more drawn to the intricately designed stamps because I can get an image I am happy with! I always assumed it was something I was doing that made the images a little mucky.
I used a non-SU set that really helped communicate the message I wanted for these cards. I love the crisp, clean imagery throughout this card.


And this is the second version. The print in the background gives the definition of the word Hero.

And the inside...

I am hoping that this is a popular card, but I only made 1 of each. Maybe I should make 1 more of each.

  • Stamps: Dream Catcher (retired SU), My Hero My Dad (PTI)
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede
  • Paper: Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
  • Other: 1" Square punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

7 comments:

Yapha said...

Wow! This is an an absolutely fantastic card. Just stunning. And I am with you -- these new ink pads are life changing!!

Paula said...

Fabulous card Tanya. It's a wow for sure. And I'm with you on the new stamp pads. I find myself planning colors for my cards based on which stamp pads I have in the new design.

Mickey Roberts said...

Amazing cards, Tanya! You should have made more!

Adriana Benitez said...

What a wonderful image. I can see why you wanted it! I also agree about the stamp pads; I find myself reaching for stamps I had previously ignored!

Sue said...

Gorgeous cards! These will be a hit!!!

Katherine said...

These are great cards - I can easily see recreating the background on the computer, I am seeing more and more ways to use MDS today....hmmm

Carmen said...

Love this!! I too have this set .. one of my favs cards made using it!!

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