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Sunday, 17 June 2012

Father's Day

Hello friends,
It's Father's Day!  
This isn't actually a photo of my Dad - this is one of the cards I created for Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine last month, but it is a Father's Day card so appropriate to share with you today.
I find making cards for men is always a little more difficult, 
I find the easiest way to go about it is by a 'substitution method' - where I would normally put a flower or butterfly - I would use a heart or star.  Buttons always work well on male cards.
So adopting my method on this card,  I used Classic Hearts - stamping and a little inking.
Cutting the photo with Labels One and using Classic Bracket Edgeabilities® 
for the card edge makes it a little more special.   
Have a wonderful day and special wishes to all the Dads out there.
(So much love to my wonderful Dad - here we are in Wales a year or so ago -
he's obviously the best Dad in the world!) xx

Take care,

17 comments:

scottish crafter said...

Morning Christine, great man's card so masculine, love your use of embellishment. Lovely photo of you and your dad.

Wilma

Carole Z said...

Morning Christine - super card, I'm the same for men's cards...substitute butterflies and flowers for hearts and stars! Love the photo of you and your dad X

May said...

What a fantastic idea, your Lovely Dad will treasure this I'm sure.. gorgeous creation.. Hugs May x x x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine, This is a super card and a really nice photo of you with your Dad. x.

hazel said...

Morning Christine loving this card really like the background. lovely picture of you and your dad he doesn't look old enough xx hazel

Redanne said...

Hi Christine, the card is beautiful and I remember it from the mag. What a lovely pic of you with your lovely Dad, you both look so very happy. Have a wonderful day, hope you are seeing your Dad on this special day. A x

Lydia Jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely masculine card sadly my dad is no longer with me but I have many happy memories to treasure.
Great photo with your dad.
Have a good day everyone.
Lydia
X

nattyboots said...

Great card Christine i agree buttons go well on male cards, love the pic of you and your Dad .Elaine H X

Sue Yorkshire said...

Lovely Fathers day card Christine and thanks for the tips for replacing flowers with more masculine things

Love the pic of you and your Dad.

sue
xxxx

nmty said...

hi Christine, I just love this card, very inspirational. I too find men's cards always hard to make. Thanks for the tips on hearts and stars.

smashing photo of you and your dad.

lv norma

Sue B said...

Morning Christine,
I really like this card it would be so simple to do but looks really great.
Beautiful photo of you & your dad, it's always a very special relationship I think between dad & daughter & I still miss my dad some 15 years since he was gone.
Have a lovely day
Sue B

Ita said...

Hi Christine, very nice card,youe dad looks well,spend as much time with as you can.I miss my parents so much.Enjoy your weekend
Ita

Elizabeth said...

Hi Christine, what a lovely photo of you and your Dad. I miss my Dad still after 33 years.
What a good idea substituting embelishments for men.
Hope you had a great day.
Elizabeth x

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine, Lovely 'Dad' card idea. I agree, it is more difficult to make cards for men.
Lovely photo of you and your Dad. Treasure the moments, I miss my Dad 20yrs on this year. Best wishes, Carolyn x

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Hi Christine,
Hope you've had a lovely Fathers day with the family.
I love this card and the picture of you and your dad in my Home country of Wales.
Hugs Linda x

Craftychris said...

Loving your card and the photo of you and your dad is lovely xx

Cinders said...

Hi Christine,
Great card but I love the photo of you and your dad!!!
Best wishes
Caz x

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