Monday 8 September 2014

Happy Fathers Day

Good morning everyone!

Today I wanted to share a card with you that I have made for my dad. Sunday just gone was Fathers Day here in Australia. It's funny you know. I never usually make masculine cards. I really only ever make cards for the women in my life. I just don't think the boys appreciate them as much, somehow.

Anyway, one bloke that does appreciate what goes into making a card is my dad. At times he is my harshest critic when it comes to card making lol. I ask him to be honest when I ask his opinion about what I have made and honest he is. He is a cool dad and very supportive of my hobby.

He has not long undergone major back surgery. He spent over 9 hours on the operating table so he has a long way to go with recovery. Thanks to all of you lovely ladies who kept up the prayers and well wishes through this time.

Using awesome Inspired by Stamping products, here is my card for dad -

Starting with a white panel, I smeared Distress Inks onto my large acrylic block, misted it with water and pressed it onto the cardstock.

I grabbed the Chevron set and arranged three of the stamps on my block so I could repeat stamp. Then I heat embossed them in three different colours. The top chevron is from a different set - Pretty Planners.

 I Love you Because is such a beautiful set with lots of wonderful sayings. I chose ones that were close to my heart. 

There you go - a very masculine card for Fathers Day using goodies from Inspired by Stamping. 

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

Crafty Catz - One for the Boys

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. Kylie, I dig your card, its a perfect masculine card!, I like how created the background with the distress ink, and the chevron stamping is just awesome, and so is the sentiment!

  2. perfect for your Dad..hope you loved this one x

  3. Brilliant. It is perfect. Love the background and the sentiment. Wishing Matt a speedy recovery.
    Hugs, Flo xxx

  4. Kylie, I love the fabulous, grungy, background you've created. The mix of fonts, and very cool embossed chevrons, combine to make this an AWESOME card for your Dad (bet he loved it!). Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  5. Kylie this is awesome!! You have created such a wonderful depth with the misted ink block stamping, embossing and inky layers. I'll bet your Dad gave this one a big thumbs up. Glad you could join us at Just Add Ink this week :)

  6. Fabulous card Kylie, love the whole grungy look and what a wonderful sentiment! Hope your dad has a speedy recovery :-)
    Val x

  7. Fabulous card Kylie! The inky layers and lovely sentiment make such a lovely card...well done! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  8. a beautiful card for your Dad, hope he soon recovers, thank you for joining us at Crafty catz hope to see you again

  9. Great card using a great technique. This is a great mans card. I think you have chosen great colors and positioned them well on the card. Chantell JAI

  10. Jaw dropping!! what a fantastic BG and those colors are way to cool :) you rocked this card

  11. Amazing design Kylie and I'm sure your Dad loved it!! Fabulous technique with the acrylic block and love the chevrons heat embossed in the different colors ... very cool! Loll xx

  12. Stunning inking and stamping on this card, Kylie! I love the color palette and the 'masculine' feel you have created! I'll bet your dad loved it too!

  13. Fabulous card, love this CAS style and how you made the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week and please come back for the next challenge.
    Anna xxx


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