Saturday, 14 June 2014

Celebrating Father's Day

When it comes to paper crafting I think my dad gets the rough end of the deal, I love creating girly things for my mum, but my dad? not so much. He's a simple kinda guy so I need to make sure the card is special but not at all 'frilly'. Here's what I have come up with this year;

Card base - Papermania. Patterned paper - October Afternoon. Font - Ostrich 
Sans. Sketch Pens - Silhouette America. Heart - K&Co.

I had seen the quote on pinterest and loved it and decided to use it as the focal point of the card. I am not a fan of my own handwriting so I used the ostrich sans font and my sketch pens and had my silhouette do all the work. I then overlaid this with vellum and added the die cut gold 'Dad' and finished it off with a little puffy heart sticker. 

I'm an only child and was/am very much a daddy's girl (well, I'm also mummy's girl too!) and I hope this conveys to him just how much I love him.

 I also show my Father-In-Law the love and made him this card;

Cardstock - Bazzill. Patterned paper - Mint Julep, Basic Grey. Vellum - 
Dear Lizzie. Glitter Paper - American Crafts. Dies - Wplus9. Lawn Fawn and My 
Favourite Things. Stamps - Milos ABC's, Lawn Fawn. Sequins - Doodlebug.

I have had the shaped sequins since I started crafting in 2006 and was happy to find a use for them, I stitched them within the vellum pocket, I just adore shaker elements! The flags were made from scraps and the sentiment was stamped with staz-on, I now realise I should have embossed it in blue to make it stand out a little bit more.

The card below was made as I had been wanting to make a card using my new lawn fawn journaling card die with gold mirror card stock, it has such a luxury look to it.

Patterned paper - DIY Shop, Crate Paper. Leaves cut file #9075 Silhouette
America. Card stock - Bazzill Cardshoppe, Papertrey Ink. Stamp - Papermania.
Dies - Lawn Fawn. Washi tape - Freckled Fawn. Glitter paper and embossing
powder - American Crafts. 

I'm really pleased with how this came out, I wish I would have used a brighter green for the leaves and I think I should have introduced a pop of colour such as red to add some interest. It will be nice to have this stashed away for giving later this year ;)

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