Monday, 12 May 2014

Happy Father's Day Inspiration

Here is my latest card for the Creative Studios by Sam Poole Design Team
Men’s cards are never easy to make but these nautical stamps are ideal. This time I started with an 8” x 8” pearlised pale blue card blank. I do have a bit of a thing for square cards. I cut graduated matts in black and then blue. On the blue matt I pierced the edge using my piercing ruler (I think this helps add a bit of extra detail), then I cut the final black matt to fit inside the piercing.

or the main background I inked a piece of white card with blue and green inks using some cut and dry foam. Once this was dry I took the Netting Stamp and I stamped all over the page with Perfect Medium, I covered this with White  Detail Embossing Powder and heat embossed it.

All the focal elements I stamped with Colbalt Archival ink then I heat embossed them with a Cosmic Shimmer iridescent embossing powder that has a bluish tinge. I cut the Lighthouse, the Father's Sentiment and black matt for the Lighthouse out using some nesting Spellbinders dies, I also inked through the dies with Distress ink. The Happy Father’s Day banner, that come with the Ship in the Bottle stamp set   I cut free hand and I inked the edge with Distress ink. The anchor is cut from the middle of the ‘Just For You’ stamp.

I stuck this all together with Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue. I did add some Silky Crush ribbon (that I think looks like water) to the side of the card. I think my dad would be delighted to receive this on Father’s Day.
Enjoy the rest of the week. 
Thank you for visiting my blog and for any comments you care to leave.
Hugs, Jackie


  1. Hi Jackie,
    Lovely card! You are so right men's cards can be so stereotyped. Congrats on being part of Sam's design team. Hope it all goes well.
    Love Myra

  2. Fantastic male card love the image and sentiment and love the background you created sorry late hopping
    carol x

  3. Great male card and layout.

  4. What a lovely card with great detail to it!

  5. hi jackie just love your fathers day card ... well done ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  6. Hi Jackie, fab male card, love all the details - your heat-embossing is so neat! Maddy x

  7. Gorgeous card for dad... i especially like the sentiment. x (Just hopping form DC) xx

  8. A lovely father's day card with great heat embossing.
    Heike xx

  9. Lovely card and a beautiful sentiment.
    hoppity x

  10. Fabulous fathers day card, love the colours and lighthouse image

    Lorna xx

  11. Brilliant fathers day catd...great image and sentiment...Joolsx

  12. Hi Jackie, a very handsome card, lovely image and colouring and those special touches with the sentiments and poem really do make this memorable.

  13. Brilliant card for Fathers Day. I am loving the netting stamp you have used on the background. The lighthouse looks great and the sentiment you have chosen is lovely.

  14. Great male card. Hopping on by from DC xx

  15. On the hop over from dc.
    I love this image and the card you have created with it x

  16. Absolutely gorgeous card, Jackie, I think you know I love detail and there's plenty here. Apologies that I am only commenting on last week's hop now, I have had enormous internet problems since last Sat, so I'm sorry that I am only catching up now


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