Monday, 9 June 2014

The best dad

Good morning folks

The challenge at Penny Black Saturday challenge is 'Boys, boys, boys' because of it being Father's day this month. Here is the card I have made for my dad (he doesn't read my blog so I won't be spoiling the surprise) -
I began by embossing a piece of green core'dinations with an Embossalicious clouds embossing folder which I sanded back to reveal the core. I then covered a 8 inch card blank with the embossed card. I matted a piece of paper from Forever friends - Just for him paper pad onto a piece of red card and then created a border from a piece of embossed green core'dinations. I attached this to the card base.
The sentiment is from a Docraft's Father's day sentiment set which came free with May's Creativity magazine. I coloured the DAD with a lipstick red Promarker then cut the sentiment out with a Spellbinder's ovel nestie. I inked whilst still in the die with tumbled glass distress ink and cut the oval in half. I then tucked the sentiment under the patterned paper.
The image is Gardner from Penny Black which I coloured with the following Promarkers - 
  • skin - satin, blush and dusky pink
  • hair - cool grey 3 and cool grey 4
  • pots and trays - raw sienna, terracota, chestnut, morning mist, grey squirrel, tawny owl, holly and pine
  • jeans - denim blue, polar blue, twilight sky and blender pen
  • shirt and hankie - lipstick red, red and poppy
  • apron - tan, caramel and cinnamon
  • soil - warm grey 3 and warm grey 4
  • sky - pastel blue
I cut the image out using Spellbinder's matting basics A, inked whilst still in the die with tumbled glass distress ink and then matted it onto a piece of red card. I attached the image to the card with foam pads.
To finish I cut some plant pots from red card using a Memory Box die and attached them to the border either side of the image.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge - - June challenge - your favourite stamp

Many thanks for stopping by



  1. A great Fathers Day card Lesley and lovely welcoming colours.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  2. What a fab card and I love that embossing folder, you co-ordinated everything wonderfully.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  3. Wonderful card - love the welly boot paper!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x