Sunday, 18 June 2017

Happy Father's Day

Apologies for the wonky photo, I didn't crease the card properly before I took the picture.
I think I've mentioned before that my Dad loves caravaning, and I have many happy memories of trips away with various caravans and motorhomes, so this stamp set by Hunkdory was an obvious purchase.
I stamped the car and caravan on copic friendly card and coloured it in with my favourite copics (the caravan is a bit lighter in real life) before cutting it out. I added some glossy accents to the windows to make them shine.
I decided to use a 6x6 card blank and so using Microsoft Word, I selected one of the wordart options, that gave a outline to the block letters. I sized the word DAD using the rulers on screen and then printed the word on copy paper. I then cut out the inside of the letters and the centre parts using my scissors so I could mask off the card. I scribbled round the edges of the letters and the cut out centre bits with a quickie glue pen and allowed it to dry clear to give me a repositional adhesive to help the masks stay in place. I then used my Elizabeth Crafts Clouds and Grass stencil to add in the sky with versamagic chalk ink and a mini blending tool. I used the edge of my Clarity blending map to create the hills with memento ink.
After I removed the masks I added faux stitching round the letters to define them and also round the edge of the card. I stuck the car and caravan on using foam tape to add some dimension and I added some distress micro glaze over the inked landscape to fix it.
We won't mention how many backgrounds failed to meet my standards. I will tell you that you can reuse your copy paper mask at least 4 times though! A top tip is to make sure that you add enough colour around the edges of your letters so that you can clearly see where the dotted lines need to go, otherwise you end up with duplicate letters that don't match.
Hopefully Dad will like his card, it's always nice to be able to thank him in the card for all he does for me. I hope you all get to spend some time with your Dads' today, but hugs for all of you who aren't able to do so x


  1. Brilliant card Cara, and great perserverance I did a golf buggy scene card for my uncle and it took four goes so know where you're coming from!!
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  2. Hi Cara
    What a lovely way to personalise a card for your Dad. How you hsve done the cloud/grass background is amazing.
    Sadly, my Dad is no longer with us but I hope you enjoy your day with yours.
    Ang x

  3. Cara, this card is perfect!

  4. Well, I'm glad you stuck with it because this is one very cool card! Your Dad will love it, Cara, and appreciate how you made it personal just for him!! Enjoy the day! Hugs, Darnell

  5. How patient are you to do the DAD sentiment. Amazing and clever. Such a great effect and loving the fun card and your dad loved it? x

  6. Fabulous card, love the large DAD and the super image.

    KAth x

  7. I'm sure your Dad was thrilled to receive this card, Cara, what a very clever design! xx

  8. Absolutely brilliant Cara, very cleverly designed, the caravan image is terrific and love how you've made the word Dad, bet he just loved it, Kate x

  9. Fabulous card Cara, great design love the lettering and the car and caravan look brilliant.
    Hugs, Kaz xx

  10. Hi Cara, a super card for your Dad, love how you made the lettering and that stamp is great for grey nomads, hope you got to spend some time with your Dad over the weekend. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  11. Love it! Just a little bit different from the usual Father's Day cards.

  12. It's great, bet he loved it. Happy crafting, Angela xXx

  13. What a lovely card, love that you incorporated his love of caravanning into it. You were so right with your comment on my post, we are lucky ladies to have such awesome Dads, I miss mine a lot, but he sends the most hilarious emails, so it's almost worth being this far away. He sends me emails that are the 'other side' of news that my Ma has already told two stories are ever the same LOL. Cx

  14. cute, cute, how you did the lettering, great scene!
    xx Karen

  15. What a very special card for you Dad Cara. I enjoyed reading how you did it. Barbxx


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