Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A "Deer" Father's Day Card !

Father's Day is coming up quickly (this Sunday) and I'm so grateful I get to see mine most days. We don't do much besides chat and share a meal, but I really enjoy my  time with him. Lately we have bee reminiscing more about his life and all he has done, so interesting!  Father's Day is not the only day to show appreciation to the dads in your life, but it is a great excuse to make a masculine card!

Here's mine:

I kept this card simple and focused on my stamping. I stamped the mountains, trees, grass and deer , then tore the edges of the paper, daubed it with a medium brown ink and a dauber to give it a burnt effect, and then lightly stamped over the entire thing with an old linen pattern background stamp I had to create a canvas effect. It's a little hard to see in the picture, but it turned out great!  Another trick to share with you comes from the inside. I stamped up the bottom half of the flower/grass stamp with green and the top half with purple. Easy-peasey and I had more realistic flowers than if the whole thing were green or purple.

With all the fancy tools and gadgets in the papercrafting industry, it's fun to just focus on stamping alone once in awhile! Contact me if you'd like more info about this card or any other of our great Stampin'Up! products!

Have a great day!


  1. Truly, this father’s day card is so adorable. I always get confused what to buy for my dad on father’s day but such DIY cards are best alternatives. This year I hosted a fun party to celebrate father’s day party at my dad’s favorite event venues Chicago. It was a decent family dinner party.