Sunday, 19 June 2011

Happy Dad's Day

The above is going in the below :)

The Ribbon Reel 'Black, Blue, Kraft, Grey/Silver' colour challenge
Papertake Weekly 'Dads & Lads'
Simon Says Stamp & Show 'Distressed / Torn edges'
Totally Papercrafts 'Die Cuts & Punches'

I'm pleased to say I had fun making this one, doing some of my fave techniques - distressing, ribbon crinkling and die cutting.

I started by die cutting the frame from some scrap leather, I really like cutting with different materials to paper. I have inked it for a worn look and used an Echo Park digi image in the center printed onto Bazzill. The kraft card has been embossed and lightly inked with hand stiching, and I've distressed all my edges, sanding them and inking with chalk ink.

Tim Holtz brackets die on the ends of the card gives it some shape.
I used cream seam binding and coloured it with Pro Markers, and then wet and scrunched it, I so enjoy doing this! The button started out as plain chipboard, which I've stamped with a doily style stamp from Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden set. The side tab is a printed greeting die cut with Nestibilities.

Bird, from Echo Park 'For The Record' digi kit
Black paper, October Afternoon 'Hometown - KM Building'
Grey paper, from DCWV 'All Dressed Up' stack
Nestibilities Labels 4
Sizzix Scalloped oval die
Cuttlebug 'Victoria' embossing folder
Tim Holtz 'Brackets' die
Chalk ink


  1. Fantastic card, Fran! Gorgeous details and brilliant design! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  2. This is just gorgeous, I love all the different elements! So much detail and texture in your stunning card, thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  3. Wow Fran, another gorgeous card, I love all the layers and the embossed cardstock. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  4. Fabulos card Fran! Love your use of leather and all the layers. Thanks for joining us at Paprtake Weekly this week and good luck! x

  5. WOW Fran this card is fantastic the leather is such a wonderful thing to cut and the printed digi looks so good! Great textures and the hand stitching too!
    Thanks for entering our challenge at simon Says Stamp and Show,
    BiG HuGs Kim and the Team :)

  6. Awesome card! Love all the texture and different materials you used and those dies cut shapes look amazing.
    Thanks for joining our 'punches and dies' challenge at TPC.
    Caroline xxx