Tuesday, 14 June 2011

3 for Dad

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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

See you soon and thanks for looking

Hugs

Jacqui xxx

3 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards, I havn't got any tips for embellishments for mens cards because I am in the same boat! I always have heaps of trouble myself.lol. You have done an amazing job tfs.
    Hugs Cheryl

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  2. What a FANTASTIC selection of cards!! It just goes to show how one image can look SO different. Well done.

    Judi xx

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