Tuesday, 17 May 2011

I Love You Dad!

Morning Folks!

Just a flying visit...I am on a cleaning day :) Bathrooms, washing, floors..blah blah...the list goes on.

I wanted to share with you a grungy, manly kind of card that I made for Father's Day. It was very much inspired by one Tami Hartley made for the Hero Arts blog a few weeks ago. Her one was a Birthday card but with a few tweaks I have made it into a Father's Day card. This is not my usual style of card, with the stamped and coloured image missing, so I have followed very closely to her design. As I get more confidence in this kind of style I will hopefully have more of my own design ideas!

First up, to make this card I stamped a background definition stamp in black ink from Verve onto grey card stock. I then gave the card a good scrunch and crumple for the distressed look. I added a couple of eyelets to the right hand side and then embossed in silver using a Hero Arts background stamp the circles.

I then painted a wash of white acrylic paint across the centre and once it was dry I added the sentiment. Again this was from Hero Arts. Finally I die cut the star and wrapped some twine around it . Ta da...my Hero Arts inspired Father's Day card.

It is great as I can make a few of these fairly quickly for all the Dad's that need a card and I even have some spare to pop in my Etsy shop :)


If you have any questions , please ask or you can go check out the link I gave you for fuller instructions on how to make this.
Thank you for stopping by.
Right back to work for me!

See you soon!
Judy

4 comments:

The Reid Family said...

Judy - This is so nice!

coops said...

stunning male card judy.i love your fab design and great colours :D

xx coops xx

Paula said...

Very different. I like the subdued colours & the white acrylic paint is amazingly efective, I thought it was fabic at first. The embossed circles work beautifully too tieing in with the eyelets.
Hope you got all the cleaning done.
Paula (PEP)

Sandra said...

It looks so much like fabric amazingly effective love the colours great designs :)

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