Thursday, 10 January 2019

Dads Birthday

Good Morning everyone.

Today im sharing the 2 cards i made for my dads birthday last month.  The first one is another one of those triple panel cards ive been making and the second one isn't an normal male card but i was given a lovely stamp by stampendous and a Mo Manning lady cycling image and it just reminded me of fun postcards you can get in France which my dad has collected over the years of going to Brittany.  He loved both of them. 

So to make the card blank, take an A4 sheet of card, from the left score 3", 1", 2.5", 1" & 3", cut off the extra on the end.  And then cut as high as you like, i used a 6x6" paper so by the time i added my 2 layers for matting it took the card height to 7".  You can easily change all these figures, but its a starting point for those of you who asked how i made them. 

After picking the tree pattern paper i picked out olive green and Chocolate brown mirror card to mat and layer.  I die cut the MFT leaves from the olive green and chocolate mirror card and layered together.  I die cut an oval from the same cream card i used for the base card and layered up on larger ovals.  Computer printed sentiment die cut into a circle. Copper nail head gems to finish.

Just a close up.

Onto the 2nd card i made dad.

A5 white cardbase. I stamped the image & sentiment onto white hammered cardstock, doodled in some ground and a breton style hat, i then watercoloured with distress inks.  I stamped a second image and cut out and decoupaged onto the first one to add some dimension.  Mounted onto black card and then the cardbase.  All corners rounded. 

A close up.

Items Used:
MFT layered leaves die set
Spellbinders oval dies
Tree pattern paper
Penny Black slapstick Mo Manning 'Enjoy the ride' stamp
Justrite sentiment stamp
CraftUk ltd white card

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you all have a good weekend.  Hugs Emma


  1. Brilliant card design on the 1st one gorgeous 2nd one as well Ginny
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  2. Two very different cards Emma, love the clean lines and layout of the first and the great image in the second.

  3. Gorgeous cards Emma, love the image on the second one

  4. What wonderful designs Emma.

    Hugs Diane

  5. Two brilliant cards for your Dad, fab designs and love the way you coloured the image x

  6. Two wonderful cards for your Dad, love how you've personalised the lady with a great looking hat! Steph x

  7. Two excellent cards for your Dad and I am not surprised he loved them both.
    Pam x

  8. Both fabulous cards hun. I love what you did with Mo's image. Love Dawn x

  9. two fantastic cards Emma
    Kate x

  10. Two fabby cards Emma, love them x

  11. Hi Emma … just loving your two "Dad" cards … wondering why he has two lol … maybe you couldn't decide which one to give him lol thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments … happy crafting and love sandy xx

  12. Two brilliant cards Emma, love the lady on the bike, beautifully coloured, glad Dad loved them and hope he had a great birthday. Big hugs. Kirsty. x

  13. Hi Emma, Happy new year. Super cards :-)

  14. 2 fabulous cards Emma - great colouring and doodling on the second one.
    Fatima x


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