Monday, 16 April 2012

Wonderful Dad

Wonderful Dad

16 April 2012

M & M

Materials and Method

Kanban A4 Card and Envelope from Pastel Pack No. 587629PS00

Kanban Taupe Scroll Kandi Core CRD 1820

Kanban Stamp Male / Football Themed

Kanban A4 Cream Card

Kanban Female Backgrounds CD Rom (not all typically feminine - good variety)

That Special Touch of Mica A4 Mask - Clouds

Spellbinders Square Swatches

Spellbinders Fancy Tags

Spellbinders Antique Frames and Motifs

Spellbinders Grand Labels #4

Jute pieces; one for a small mat and one for a frame on back of card

Small piece of Kraft card


Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel

Versa Mark Clear Embossing Ink Pad

Black Ink Pad

Metal Letters

Tim Holtz Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink

Adirondack Hazel Ink

Kanban Mocha Kandi core A4 Sheet embossed with Mica Mask, edges torn, surface sanded

Two contrasting sheets of neutral backing paper printed from CD Rom, One sheet replaced in printer, where I made up a sentiment and added a partial quote about fatherhood. Each sheet was cut with Grand Labels #4, one used for insert and one used for envelope front.

Stamped images from the Kanban Male/Football themed stamps in black onto Kanban Cream Card:


The Trophy

Soccer Boots

Soccer Balls

Expressions such as No.1 Dad and

Dad You’re a Winner

The main images were cut out with Square Swatches and inked with Brushed Corduroy while still in place. Also cut with Fancy Tag and Antique Frame and inked with Brushed Corduroy.

Some of the soccer boots were cut out and framed with Jute at rear.

Stamped a second image of the footballer using Hazel ink pad, trimmed and shaped, applied embossing ink all over the image then applied embossing powder, heated then reapplied all layers in this manner until a smooth glossy tile resulted. When completely set, I placed in freezer to encourage cracking. Once cracking was helped along a bit I removed from freezer and inked over the cracks to add to distressing and aging effects.


Vee xx

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Make My Monday

where the theme is Male Sports and Hobbies.

There She Goes

where the theme is Cards For Dad

Crafty Boots Challenges

where the theme is No Girls Allowed

Simon Says Stamp and Show

Where the theme is Anything Goes


  1. Great card Vee, with lots of great embellishments.
    Glad your ok.
    Janet xxx

  2. Your on a roll Vee another fab card xx Jan

  3. Fantastic card Vee, great colours and the layering is fab.

  4. Absolutely wonderful, a perfect Father's Day card. Just love all the details on the front, so much to look at! Wow!

  5. Love this card Vee, the colours are great x

  6. Vee.. amazing card! love the aged cracked feel to your tiles. Lovely to see you playing along at Make My Monday. Thank you! Suzanne :)

    1. thank you very much,Suzanne, you are kind. Now following so will be back! xx

  7. Fabulous card Vee with an amazing amount of detail. Love the subtle colour tones and all the added stamped panels.
    Thanks for joining in over at Make My Monday this week and wishing you lots of luck.
    Fliss x

    1. thank you very much, Fliss I am happy you like my card xx

  8. Fab card, I love the colours you have used, they work so well together.

    Thank you for sharing your card with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


    1. Thank you very much, I am happy you like it. xx

  9. Replies
    1. thanks very much, Sid and thanks for joining me nice to see you Vee xx

  10. I'm sure that any Dad would be delighted to receive this card! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  11. Hello, Dan thank you, I am glad you think so. I have been wanting to join for ages hopefully now I will ba back again. Vee xx

  12. A lovely card and great photos - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  13. Hello, Jacqueline, I am happy you like my card. I was happy to join in such a lovely challenge. Vee xx

  14. This is fabulous! LOVE all the details--thanks for sharing all the photos--I LOVE seeing details! ;) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

    1. thank you very much, Mynette. I love details of cards too - I am always worried that it seems a bit precious but it is what I like to see from other people's cards. Happy to join the challenge. Vee xx

  15. Hi Vee, great card, love all the elements and the textures
    Thank you for joining us at MMM
    suzi b :)

    1. thanks very much, Suzi B I enjoyed the challenge. Vee xx

  16. A card obviously made with love. A wonderful result. Thanks for sharing it with us at MMM. hope to see you again. Caz

    1. Hello, Cazro
      thank you very much; it was a great challenge. Certainly hope to enter again. xx


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Vee xx