Thursday, 28 March 2019

Best Dad

Hi everyone!  I'm back with a card for the latest Freshly Made Sketches challenge where our hostess this week is Lee Ann Barrett.  And what a great, CAS sketch she has for us!

I love sketches like this so my mind was whirring!  Eventually I settled on this card for my father's upcoming 86th birthday.

He'll get a laugh out of the sentiment - not sure how my three sisters will feel though 😃  This has actually photographed darker than it should.  The cogs are dark gray stacked and slightly offset onto black to form a shadow.  These are 5 layers deep.  Once I was finished layering (thank God for spray adhesive!), I put them to one side and worked on the rest of my card.  I embossed two separate sentiments from two different stamp sets onto a strip of black cardstock with Platinum embossing powder.  

I then added a strip of Scor-Tape and burnished on some gilding flakes.  I like that they give an imperfect finish - just right for a masculine card, I think!

Thanks for visiting!  The design team have some gorgeous cards using this sketch, so I hope you'll check them out.

I'm linking this up to the DIY challenge at The Male Room - the cogs put me in mind of a workshop - and also the Southern Girls Challenge, who are looking for projects for or about someone special.  Well, my dad is pretty special to me 💕

Southern Girls Challenge

Products used:

Stamps:  All About Dad, More Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Ink:  Versamark
Cardstock:  White, Black Licorice, Steel Gray (MFT)
Dies:  Steampunk Corner (Memory Box)
Accessories:  Platinum EP (Ranger), Nuvo Gilding Flakes



Barb Ghig said...

Perfect masculine card, Karren! I love the layered cogs and the fabulous shine on the gilding flakes! What a great sentiment, too!

Amy O said...

What a great masculine card, Karren! And I love the fun sentiment.

Linda Callahan said...

Wow I love those gears....very classy card for dad! And I love the gold!

Dotty Jo said...

Brilliant card! My dad would get a kick out of this one too! Jo x

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Goodness Karren, you knocked it out of the park again! So much attention to detail here- love the layers of cogs and the offset 'shadow'. And how cool that you combined two different sentiments; they really look like they were meant to go together. Gorgeous work and a super dad card!

Jen Brum said...

This is such a great masculine card and perfect for a dad! I love that sentiment! Soooo much!!! I'm sure your sisters won't mind at all!!!

Celeste Goff said...

Such an amazing masculine card and I absolutely adore that fun sentiment!

Ana A said...

Awesome take on our DIY theme Karren! I really love those gears and the depth you've achieved by layering! Thank you for playing along at The Male Room Craft Challenge and I hope to see your creations in our future galleries :)

Kim S said...

Fabulous!! What a wonderful die and I love how you've used it in simple gray/black/gold!

Linby said...

Great design with the cogs and I love that sentiment.
Thanks for sharing with us at The Male Room.

Jen Mitchell said...

I had a good laugh at this! Not only is this a great masculine card but the sentiment is literally laugh-out-loud funny! The dimension on the cogs is fabulous and I've never tried using gilding but I love the look!

Andreja L. said...

What a beautiful DIY card you made :-)) I like your idea!
Thanks for playing with us at The Male Room. I hope we see you in our next challenge, too!