The theme for the round 2 was "Defining Dad". It sounds an easy and common theme, especially around this time of the year. But the more I think about it, the more confused I was. How do I define Dad exactly? What is the quintessential essence of "Dad"?? You know when you think about same thing over and over--all the possible permutations start to blend. I started to look it up, google it, and pinterest it. There are so many characteristics and personalities. They have different life experiences and hobbies. How can I put all these in one card? At the end, I decided to think about my dad. Then I gained clarity. So here it is...
That was my dad. He was the anchor of my family and his siblings and their families. He was always the person everybody came to.
I used the anchor and the sentiment from Avery Elle Knotty stamp set as the focus of the card. 'DAD' was selective inking with the sentiment ''THANKSDAD' from The man set. To add a little bit more nautical feel, I stamped red and blue stripes from Celebrate set, and added some die cut stars.
I'm usually pretty low-key, but if there's any time to make an exception, it's probably now. So here's my cheer: Go to the Gallery Idol contest page and VOTE!!
And thank you, honestly, thank you sooooooo much, for all the love and support you've given me over the past few days. By far that's been the highlight of this whole thing. I can't tell you how much your kindness has meant.
cardstock: Avery Elle card stock;
Stamp: Avery Elle Knotty Clear photopolymer stamp set, Celebrate clear photopolymer stamp set; The man stamp set;
Ink: Fresh sky tomato red, Turquoise; Tsukineko Rich Cocoa;
Die: Simon Says holiday shapes Star and heart;
Other: Copic markers