Sunday, 6 September 2009

Sense of Time for Fathers day

Hi there & a very happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there. Hope you wowed them with some fab cards & lots of spoiling today.
I'm here to share the first card we made at my Father's Day classes this month, using the 'Sense of Time' set from the Spring Mini. It's a different style set for me, but I thought it would be great for those masculine cards that I usually find quite difficult... & I really enjoyed using it.
The colours I chose were night of navy, baja breeze & ivory. I stamped the base with the 'Sanded' background (fab for adding some texture to male cards) & the cog stamp from 'Sense of Time'. The baja piece has been stamped first with the 'En Francais' background & more cogs in baja breeze ink, then over-stamped with the large clock face & more cogs in night of navy (some stamped off first). Then, I ran the piece through the crimper for more texture & mounted it on some naturals ivory card. The father's day greeting was rock & rolled in baja & navy ink & stamped on more ivory card & mounted on some navy card. Then I punched 2 holes with the crop-a-dile, & added some brad & hemp twine. For the class cards, I changed the thread to linen thread, which I liked better, but I haven't got a good pic of a card using it, so you'll have to imagine the difference. You can see more detail in this close-up pic.So where did I get this idea from?......Well, I totally have one of the lovely girls in my team to thank – Cathy McLean, as my card was a case of this card she made using the Seaworthy set.
I just loved the layout & the effect Cathy created with the crimped piece. Cathy's a marvel with kraft cardstock & beautiful soft colours, so I hope she can start sharing some of her work with you when she finishes putting her blog together.

Anyway, thanks for dropping by, Back tomorrow hopefully with my second father's day class card.
Inky wishes

Stamps: Sense of Time, Sanded & En Francais backgrounds, Occasional Greetings
Card: night of navy, baja breeze, naturals ivory
Accessories: hemp twine or linen thread, silver brads
Tools: crimper, crop-a-dile


kareN stampZ said...

Great cards (both of them) for very tough subjects - sigh why can't they like flowers & butterflies - life would be so much easier.

The crimping is a great effect!

Andrea said...

Great! Now I have a crimper & another stamp set on my Wish List! Like it wasn't long enough - ha ha!
What a great card.

I hope your family enjoyed its Father's Day celebrations.

Take care.

Julie Andrews said...

Hi Diane,
I don't know if you remember me from SU convention. I love these cards. I have both these sets, so I am looking forward to having another go with them. The time clock one looks great.
Julie A