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Dad’s Day

Hello Crafters

How are you today, I hope enjoying this lovely warm, sunny weather.

Yesterday instead of crafting, I was dragged out to my other half’s allotment, as I promised to help him build his shed, but I think he wanted my DIY skills, as it ended up being the other way round lol! I had truly forgotten how much I use to love doing all the DIY, and as I come from a long line of carpenters and builders, it would be pitiful if I didn’t inherit the skills! So I use to always be doing something, but crafting took over and I left that all behind, because as you know, we all need 48 hours in a day to accomplish all we want to do, us crafters! So it was brilliant to have a drill in my hand and the sun on my face, oh and the shed looks fabulous by the way!

Kim Style's Cards

Let’s get on with the crafting. It was such a busy month for family birthdays, and it will spill over into June too, but I was thinking about Father’s Day, and so I set to making a couple of father’s day cards. Unfortunately, it is not a category I am familiar with, but there are the really good dad’s out there that need to be recognised and told.

Kim Style's Cards

I had recently bought these stamps from Visible Image and I loved the vintage notion.

  1. First stamp the watch with Rich Cocoa Memento ink along with the Happy Father’s Day and the Vintage Car. I then fussy cut the images.
  2. Using 2 pieces of 10 cm x 14 cm (4″ x 5 1/2″) White 300gsm card, I used distress ink Peacock Feather, Seedless Preserve, Salty Ocean, Pumice Stone and Antique Linen, to make a parchment background and using just one of the cards stamped with Woodware Vive La Plume stamp using Smoked Grey Memento Ink and the Distress Edger tool to age it.
  3. I went back over the distress edges with Pumice Stone and Antique Linen to take away the whiteness.
  4. The second piece of card I stamped with a sentiment and mounted inside.
  5. Next I used some Grey mottled cards tock from my stash 13.5 cm x 15.5 cm (5 3/8″ x 6 1/8″). I used the corner stamp from Justrite Papercraft ‘What I Like About You’ stamps. These are on discount sale both in the UK & USA!
  6. Next Silver Mirra card 14 cm x 16 cm (5 1/2″ x 6 3/8″)
  7. Mount onto Grey base card 14.5 cm x 16.5 cm (5 5/8″ x 6 1/5″)

The beauty of this was the way the white card came out. It felt like parchment. This card is brilliant and I use it for all my card bases now. You can find it at Papermill.

So after making that one, I had one more idea floating around in my head I wanted to try.

Kim Style's Cards

I was browsing round Pinterest a couple of weeks ago, and saw a few cards that were simple but interesting, and that is where I got this idea from.

  1. First make a White card base 14.5 cm x 19 cm (5 5/8″ x 7 1/2″)
  2. Using 14 cm x 18.5 cm (5 1/2″ x 7 1/4″) Teal layer mount onto card base
  3. Next cut White card 13.5 cm x 18 cm (5 3/8″ x 7 1/8″) and using Tim Holt Floral Border stamp 3 times spacing evenly over card to accommodate square pictures.
  4. Make 3 squares 5 cm x 5 cm (2″ x 2″) and using Distress Ink coloured giving the look of grass and sky with varying effects.
  5. Next stamp with Clarity Stamps ‘Wee Folk 1’. Mount with 3 mm foam pads over stamp image.
  6. Stamp sentiment as desired. I used Waltzingmouse Compact Family

So there you have it, a few ideas floating around that has come to life, and I enjoy that when what you see in your minds eye, comes to life.

Have a brilliant day


Kim x

2 thoughts on “Dad’s Day

  1. Hi Kim, Thank you for calling by my blog, really appreciate it.
    Two brilliant fathers day cards, love the stamps and detail.
    Hugs Pam.


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