Tuesday, 14 June 2011

3 for Dad



After all the girls on here this last week, I thought it was time the boys had a look in especially with Fathers Day coming up on Sunday, so for a change I had a play today to try to come up with 3 cards just using the one image.  You know how much I love making Mens cards  (Pinocchio has nothing on me my nose is now enormous),  I have loved colouring the little bear but its embellishments that have me stumped, would love to hear how you manage to embellish your Male cards, any  tips gratefully received Smile.


The first card  using Lili of the Valley “Dads the Word” Stamp was coloured with Copics as usual, but I have decoupaged the Head, Tie, Arm, Tummy and letter D, it doesn't show up very well here but looks good IRL.  The papers are from a Nitwits Download, the frame surrounding the image is a Nestie.  I have used the Fathers Day Sentiment from The Lili of the Valley Happy Circular Sentiment Sheet.  The Buttons and Hammer Charm are from The Ribbon Girl.


Copics used:

Bear E53, E51, E50, Light Walnut Pencil.

Stool: E71, E70, E40

Reds; R29, R17, R05, R02,  Blues: B21, B23, B24, B26, B28, Yellows: Y08, Y02, Y00

Tools: N3, N2, N1

The next Card is an Easel Card


Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink was used to stamp the image then I gently pulled out the still damp ink into the image with a damp brush.  Brushed Corduroy Di was also used to distress the edge of the image.  The paper is more of the delicious Maja Designs paper available from Crafts U Love and Dies to Die for.  The same Lili of the Valley Fathers Day sentiment was used as above.  I am loving the Memory Box Button Border Die and the Die-Namics Button Die I have used here they are also from Dies to Die For.


My Final card is again a Sepia Card but this time I stamped the image with Brown VersaFine Ink  and used Tea Dye Distress Ink as a watercolour.


I couldn’t  get a good photo it looks a bit washed out on here, the paper is from a 12x12 Double sided sheet from October Afternoon “Country Fair – Prize Pig” I stamped the Square Stamp from Cute as A Button Stamp Sheet  twice opnce on backing paper and once on Brown card and wrote a little To-Do List, the Bulldog Clip is by Tim Holtzs.  I used the Nestie Fleur Delay Die to cut the mat behind the image.


Hope these have given you some ideas on how versatile these stamps are.

See you soon and thanks for looking


Jacqui xxx


Mau xx said...

These are all fab Jacqui, I think you have got the embellishments perfect. I always struggle with male cards, I haven't got My dad now :( but I think the image is super xx

Brigitte said...

OMG, these are fantastic!!! I think my favorite is the second one!
If you want to see what I did with the same stamp for Father's Day, you can go to:
It's not half as pretty as yours, all your cards are inspiration!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

I absolutely love this image and these cards are so fabulous!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful cards jacqui, love the different style that you let see.

greetings karin

Squirrel x said...

Oh hun, all three are so gorgeous, but the first one takes the prize in my eyes with those wonderful colours. I've used this image for dad's FD card too (as has probably half the population) and hope to be able to show you at the weekend. Thank you for continuing to share so much amazing work with us. Hugs Sxx

Loopylou. said...

Jacqui they are just adorable!! i love them. Your embellies are perfect hun, I tend to cheat with the boy cards and go for things like starts, buttons and a good old bit of embossing! distressed stripes is a great one!!! oh boy the man cards are hard, I have to stop myself giving them a flower or 2!!! romfl!! hugs Lou xxx

cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are just gorgeous especially love the,second one that is brilliant hugs cheryl xxx

Jane said...

These are amazing, you've done a great job TFS ~ Jane

Ribbon Girl said...

All grgeous but my favourie is the sepia one, third one down, the colouring is really special! Mary G x

Sarah said...

Gorgeous cards Jacqui, your colouring is just amazing! x

Tab said...

Wow fabulous, Jac! Love the image and the sepia effect if gorgeous.....truly works of art!
Hugs Tab xxx

Trudy said...

What a pretty cards Jacqui, so beautiful and so cute!
Hugs Trudy

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

The same images but they are all different, wonderful! Great job.
Hugs Jacqueline

Kerryn said...

I love this new image and it's great to see 3 different cards with the same image!

~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

Fantastic creations Jacqui! so adorable!

Ali x

maddy hill said...

Both are gorgeous , but i love the effect of the vintage brown !
maddy x

Tasha said...

Wow both of these are stunning! Great designs!
love tasha xx

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