Thursday, June 1, 2017

A Wild Father's Day

It's almost Father's Day and the Stay Wild ATS (Artist Trading Stamp) is a perfect fit for my Dad.  I love how the PanPastels bring this image to life.  They are so easy to use and the set includes the sponge tools.  The trick is to use a light touch when picking up color. The temptaion is to rub the sponge into the color, but that will give you way too much.  Just lightly tap the sponge on the color you want, then test it on a scrap of paper before starting to color.  A tiny bit goes a long way.  If you make a mistake, no problem, just erase it.  You can use an eraser to add highlights as well.
The following items can be purchased from my replicated site at
  • Stay Wild (AT-0207)
  • Annual Celebration (SS-0167)
  • Butter Cream (CS-0006)
  • Lemon Grass (CS-0019)
  • Kiwi Slice (CS-0016)
  • Pretty Pansy (CS-0029)
  • Oatmeal Cookie (CS-0023)
  • Pumpkin Bread (CS-0098)
  • Black Licorice (IP-0041)
  • River Stone (IP-0053)
  • Rich Sorbets PanPastels (JM-0082)
  • Journey Thread (AC-0133)
  • Tag It Tags (AC0-281)
  • Journey Foam Squares (AD-0084 or AD-0085)
  • White Liner (AD-0001)
  • Journey Blooms Paper Trimmer (TO-0039)


  1. Make the card base from a 8 1/2" x 5" piece of Pumpkin Bread carstock scored at 4 1/4".
  2. Cut a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" rectangle from Oatmeal Cookie cardstock.
  3. Cut a 2 5/8" x 3 3/4" rectangle from Butter Cream cardstock.
  4. Cut a 2 7/8" x 4" rectangle from Pretty Pansy cardstock.
  5. Cut a 2 7/8" x 3 5/8" rectangle from Kiwi Slice and Lemon Grass cardstock.
  1. Repeat stamp the Stay Wild image onto Oatmeal Cookie cardstock with River Stone ink.
  2. Stamp the Stay Wild image onto the Butter Cream rectangle with Black Licorice ink.
  3. Stamp Happy, Father's and Day onto three separate tags.
  4. Color the image with Rich Sorbet PanPastels.  Use an eraser to add highlights and to erase mistakes.
  1. Attach the stamped Oatmeal Cookie rectangle to the card base with White Liner.
  2. Pop the Lemongrass rectangle up on foam squares and attach to card 1/4" in from the top and left sides.
  3. Pop the right side and bottom edge of the Kiwi Slice Rectangle up on a double layer of foam squares and a single layer where it overlaps the Lemon Grass rectangle.
  4. Center the stamped, colored image over the Pretty Pansy rectangle and attach with White Liner.
  5. Pop the Pretty Pansy rectangle up on Journey Foam Squares, using a double layer of squares where it overlaps the Lemon Grass rectangle and a single layer of squares where it overlaps the Kiwi Slice rectangle.  Do not add foam Squares to the lower left or upper right corners.
  6. Measure off about 28" of Natural Journey Thread.
  7. Thread one end of the Journey Thread through all three stamped Tag It tags, making sure to keep them in order.
  8. Open the card up and wrap the Journey thread around the card front as shown.
  9. Tie a bow near the top of the Pretty Pansy rectangle.
  10. Arrange tags as shown and glue in place if desired.

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