Always an Adventure Father's Day Card

Happy Hump Day!  I finally got my haul video done and posted to my YouTube channel so that I could play with all my new goodies!  If you missed my haul video, be sure to check it out HERE because I am also hosting a GIVEAWAY for a new hostess stamp set from the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  It is easy to enter to win, all you have to do is subscribe to my YouTube channel and leave a comment on the haul video.  
For today's card I am using the new Always an Adventure stamp set and coordinating dies called Outdoor Adventure Framelits.  When I saw this set in the catalog, I though it was cute but wasn't sure it was on my must have list.  I ended up getting it in this latest order and I sure am glad I did.  This is the cutest bundle!  I love using the dies and stamps to build a scene.  I need to make a card with the cute little bear from the stamp set.


I started with a landscape A2 card base made from pear pizzazz and then added pool party to half the card front.  This provided my back drop of grass and sky to add all my die cuts too.  I then die cut out all the shapes I wanted to use to build my scene.  I cut the mountains twice from crumb cake cardstock and then cut out enough snow caps from whisper white to cover all my mountain tops.  I cut the tree line from mossy meadow (retired but still love this color) and lined two die cuts of this to stretch across the card.  I adhered all these die cuts to the front using Tombow Multipurpose glue to get my arrangement before deciding on which images I wanted to stamp and put on the card.

I decided to stamp the pond in dapper denim, the trees in mossy meadow, the sign in soft suede, and the tent in real red.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the stamped images which makes this super EASY to put the card together.  


I adhered some of the die cuts using dimensionals and glued some directly onto the card front using Tombow Multipurpose glue.  I also cut out some clouds that I popped up using dimensionals.  I struggled with how to add my sentiment.  I knew I wanted this to be a father's day card for my husband but did not want the sentiment to take away from all the adorable elements on the card.  I ended up stamping the sentiment from Thoughtful Banners onto a scrap piece of basic black in versamark ink and then heat embossed this in white.  I fussy cut the sentiment out and created a banner by snipping both ends.


I just love how this card turned out.  I still worry that the stamped elements look a bit like they are floating on the card but still think it is pretty darn cute.  The thing about getting such a big haul like I did is what do I play with first!?!?!  I have so many ideas I want to try but it is overwhelming a bit having this many options of new goodies.  But I am not complaining one bit!  :)




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