Sunday, 26 March 2017

Happy Birthday Dad :D


A birthday card for my Dad, whose Birthday it is today, he was unlucky this year, he had to share his Birthday with Mother's Day lol :D For this card, I started with ink blending my background, and I was quite heavy handed with the application to get a nice saturated colour :D I used Spiced Marmalade, Carved Pumpkin and Candied Apple Distress inks :D I then cut the Spellbinders Symmetry in Space die from some white card, and layered this on top :D My Dad is basically an odd job man for everyone who lives down our road lol, so I just had to make his Birthday card tool related (although I'm pretty sure his tools have never looked this neat lol) For all the Tool images, I used the Handmade with Love A4 stamp set free with issue 40 of Creative Stamping, and I used my usual favourite combination of the Lawn Fawn Jet black ink along with ProMarkes to colour them in :D and then finally to create my peg board, I used two stitched rectangle dies to create the frame, and then I used some of the Apple Blossom Embroidery/Stitching card (from CraftStash, link below) to give the peg board look :D Hope you liked the card! Dad loved it, although he did point out that I hung the saw up the wrong way lol, trust him to spot that!! :D 

Main products used in this video:
Creative Stamping Issue 40 - Handmade with Love
Shapeabilities Symmetry in Space Kaleidoscope by Lene Lok
Apple Blossom Embroidery/Stitching Card Pack
Spellbinders Platinum Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine
Standard Platinum Cutting Plates
Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks
ProMarkers

To see the process behind this card, please watch my YouTube video below, or over on my channel CRaFTi PoTeNTiAl :D



Loads more photos below :D










I'm entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge :D And, also the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge too :D

3 comments:

  1. Fabulous card, Christine! Happy Birthday to your Dad!

    D'oh, I feel like such a twit, I have only just realised that you are the Christine Smith who makes such great cards for my favourite 'more mags' magazines! Thanks for the inspiration! X

    love Mags B x

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  2. What a fabulous card for your Dad! It's just like walking into the workshop! Love how you have all the tools hanging up! Thanks for sharing with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! Hugs, Maura

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  3. What a perfect set for masculine cards, and for our challenge, too, Christine! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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