Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Happy Father's Day

Hi Bloggers.

A nautical theme for today's card from the recent Pick of the Day. Not long now till Father's Day.

For the background, I covered a piece of card with Idea-ology Symphony Tissue Tape, wrapping the excess around the back of the card. I added a bit of colour to it with Weathered Wood and Faded Jeans Distress Stains. I wiped off the excess ink and then inked around the edges with Pool Adirondack Dye Ink using Cut n Dry Foam.

I then randomly stamped the anchor and ships wheel(?) stamp from the Justrite Anchors Away Clear Stamp Set using Jet Black Archival. I coloured around the ships wheels with Sunflower Matt Drawing Ink from the Summer Fayre Set.

I popped the map frame onto my acrylic block and placed the ship stamp in the centre. I stamped using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I cut in out using Justrite Nested Oval Medallion Dies and inked through the die towards the centre with Pool Adirondack. I coloured the outer frame using Marigold Matt Drawing Ink from the Autumn Shades Set and the inner frame with Sunflower from the Summer Fayre Set.

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Jet Black Archival and embossed with Clear Powder. I cut it out using Justrite Antique Tags One Dies and inked through the die with Pool Ink.

I tied a knot using Black/Ivory Grosgrain Ribbon.

I assembled the card as shown adding some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlscent PVA in Black around the edges.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Hi Julia, hope the move went ok . Fantastic card today love everything about it. Lol Lynne M x x

  2. Morning Julia, Love the card today. Another gorgeous background.
    Hope the move went smoothly. Have a great day.

    Happy crafting
    Chrissie x x x

  3. Hi Julia
    Hope the move when ok great Father's Day card love what you have done to this card xtracy w

  4. Hi Julia, wow this card is fab for Fathers Day, love the framed image, the way those stamps go together is great. Bx

  5. Morning Julia, This is a gorgeous card for a Dad, and they would absolutely love it.
    I hope your move went by without any hitches.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Great card for the men, perfect timing xx

  7. Love today's card, a great card for the men !

  8. Good morning Julia,
    Hope the move went smoothly, this card is so cool.

  9. Morning Julia, a great card for the guys like the tissue tape
    for background works really well, hope everything went well
    yesterday and is not too much a guddle this morning and you get your
    computer up and running soon good juck.
    Nancyd xx

  10. Hi Julia. Just love this card. Great for men on any occasion.

    Hope the move went well.

    Love Val in Spain xxx


  11. Hi Julia,

    Brilliant card. Hope all went well yesterday. X

  12. Sadly I don't have a father now, to make this card for, and he would have liked this, having been in the Navy.

    Hope the move went well, you chose a hot day to do it in, but perhaps that's easier than if it had rained.

  13. Hi Julia,
    Great mans card, hope your move went well.

  14. Morning Julia, great card for Father's Day for those lucky enough to still have one, alas I don't and neither do my children. Seeing Father's Day cards always makes me sad, not for myself but for my children! Their dad would have liked this one as he had been in the Merchant Navy when I met him. Love Jean xxx

  15. Great card Julia, hope the move went well and you are settling in, although it will take a long time to get straight

  16. Hi Julia. Great mans card, those nautical stamps are lovely. Hope the move went well. Take care.

  17. Hi Julia. Great card for a Dad. Hope the move went smoothly and that your Internet gets sorted quickly. SueL

  18. Hi Julia brilliant mans card. Loving the stamp. Hope the move went as smoothly as it possibly could! I moved just over a year ago and I'm still not completely straight! You just can't believe how stressful it is. I'm sure you will get sorted soon. Have a great day, even if it is opening boxes! Hugs Debbie R xx

  19. Hi Julia,
    Fantastic man's card today! Do hope all went well with the move and that you are soon settled in your new home.

    Love Sheila xx

  20. Hello Julia, A brilliant male card, the background is fantastic, love the tape. Hope that all went smoothly with the move and you are now settling into your new home.
    Take care.
    Hugs June xxx

  21. Morning Julia, super card as usual. I do like these stamps. Not sure if you are able to access todays posts yet but hoping the move went smoothly and that you didn't wear yourself out to much. I also hope you and your family are very happy in your new home.
    Hugs Lynn

  22. Hi Julia this is a great men's card and very appropriate for this time of year. Hope your move went well and I wish you good luck and happiness in it. Love Lesley x

  23. Hi Julia, very good card for Fathers Day i like the colours, hope all is well with you and stays that way love Jean Z xxx

  24. Morning Julia
    A lovely male card today with plenty to see, quite often people design a male card with hardly anything on the front that makes it look as though no effort has been put into it.
    I do hope all went well yesterday and you are getting sorted but don't forget to have a little rest/Julia time.

  25. Love these stamps, sadly I missed them last time round but they do make a wonderful card. Thanks Julia

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  26. I REALLY like these stamps Julia. A brill card for fathers day

    xx Sandra

  27. Great looking mans cards and the colourway really works well. Thanks for sharing it with us. Received some goodies from you yesterday so off to use some of the gorgeous embossing powders. x

  28. What a luvly male card and luv the effect from the tissue tape for the background - hope the house move is going well xx GailT xx

  29. I agree, a fab card for the men. Hope move went ok, now for the unpacking part... :-)
    Hugs Annie

  30. Good evening Julia
    Love this card, my Dad would have loved it too if had still been with us...he was in the navy.
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
    Hope you settle in quickly!
    Lara xxx

  31. Evening Julia
    A super card for a man brilliant design - I love it.
    Amanda x

  32. Hi Julia what a great male card, like the design and colours

  33. Hi Julia,
    Really like the nautical theme and the colours you used. Hope your move went well. Beryl


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