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


  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

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

    Judi xx