This week's verse at the Word Art Wednesday challenge is one that is person for a Father's Day card. Proverbs 20:7, "The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him." One of the definitions of integrity is "adherance to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty" (Dictionary.com). That is something that is missing in much of our society. If a child has a father who is also a man of integrity, then they are truly blessed. A man who keeps his word, is honest in his dealings and does his best to live a just (proper, right, righteous) life is truly a treasure. If you have a man like this in your life (father, husband, son, grandfather, uncle, etc.), then he needs to be celebrated and commended. It takes a lot of effort to live a life of integrity in the world today. Our men need to know we notice and appreciate their hard work.
One of our sponsors this week is Bugaboo stamps. I was able to play with one of their Topper images called Hat Boy. I think he is just adorable. I really like the way he's designed to hold things. It made it so easy to have him hold the verse "sign."
After coloring the boy with Copics, he was fussy cut and attached to his "sign." Then he was layered on top of an embossed circle. This matted circle was popped up with some fun foam over the background paper.
The Happy Father's Day sentiment is bordered by two strips of washi tape and anchored by brads. There is a little interior decorating as well.
Top Tip Tuesday Tip: When I add a new die set to my collection, I immediately cut out all the pieces. If they are "nesting" types, I label them with the die name and assign a # with the smallest being #1. I store these samples with the dies. When designing a card, having these samples makes it easier to know if a certain die will fit in the space available and/or if a stamp will fit on the die cut I'm wanting to use.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (image and verse panel), Georgia Pacific (all other white), Recollections (navy and kraft)
Patterned Paper: Recollections
Digi Stamps: WORDart by Karen (Proverbs 20:7); Bugaboo Digi Stamps (Hat Boy); Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps (Father's Day Sentiments Digital Stamp)
Copics: Skin (E00, 01, 11; R20); Hair (E31, 35; Y21); Shirt (N01, 1, 3; B21, 23, 26); Hat (R22, 24, 27, 29; N5)
Tools/Embellishments: Spellbinders dies (Classic Circle Large, Petite Scalloped Circle Large), My Favorite Things Die-namics (Mini Scallop Edge (used on the interior)), Cuttlebug embossing folder (wiss Dots), washi tape (Craft Essentials), brads (American Crafts - denim), Staedtler fine tip marker (black)
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Scrapbook Blessings Club - Sketch (option use washi tape)
Sweet Stamps Challenge #225 - Anything Goes
Pile it on Challenge #72 - For/Featuring a Father/Man
The Kraft Journal Challenge #227 - Take Your Pick (I chose make a masculine card using white and red)
Papertake Weekly - Something for the Boys
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Father's Day
Top Tip Tuesday - Cut it Out (I fussy cut and used dies)
Digi Choosday Challenge Week 23 - Father's Day/Male
Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge - Emboss It
Crop Stop Linky Party #5 - Use something that can be purchased at the Crop Stop store (I used the Swiss Dot Embossing Folder)
Thank you for visiting with me today. I hope your week is going well and that you'll be able to visit again soon. Don't forget...there's more inspiration and a free digi at the Word Art Wednesday blog.