By the Dock Simple Stamping Card

Sometimes it’s hard to come up with a nice masculine card for those special guys in our lives. Here in Minnesota many of us love our lakes and recreation revolving around the lakes. Today I was participating in a challenge for creating simple cards that don’t require lots of supplies. With Father’s Day coming soon I thought that this simple card would work well for a Father’s Day card. It was easy to line up the boat along side the dock, even though this set is red rubber. The gull is actually part of the dock stamp so no need to line him up. I’ve used only 1 ink color for all of the stamping on this card, Soft Suede. I did daub the edges of the very vanilla layer in the Soft Suede ink pad. To do this simple, daub the edge against the ink pad, but don’t slide the paper against the ink pad or it will damage the surface of the ink pad. A similar technique is Flicking, where you use a sponge dauber to ‘flick’ ink onto the edge of the paper. Flicking is easier on the ink pads, but does require an extra tool. The two methods do give a slightly different look.

For the inside of the card, I added a greeting and some paddles, also stamped with Soft Suede ink. I couldn’t make up my mind which way to orient the paddles so I did them both differently. Maybe, they would have looked better flat along the bottom?

Hope this card gives you some inspiration. If you would like to step it up a level, there is a matching set of dies called Dockside. I’ve included both the bundle and the Dockside dies in the links below even though I did not use them in this card.


Product List – Items used on this card

Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock



Additional Items Not Used on this card.

Dockside Dies





Sponge Daubers





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