Dad You're The Best!

I'm not going to be adding anything new to the Boutique this year for Father's Day. I don't know about you, but I don't make very many cards for men. I think I make more cards for men to give to other people (usually girlies), than I do for men themselves!

Instead, I'm going to try to add some value to an existing set which a lot of you already own, by revisiting the 'Star Dad' Image Stamps I designed for Father's Day last year, and sharing a couple of cards I've made to give them a fresh new look for this year : )

This is the first one. And I've picked up on three current trends with this card - the trend for grey, the trend for gold and the trend for sparkle & shine.

My card base is hand-cut, and is 'Pure Silver' from The Colour Collection printed onto ribbed card. And if you think the colour seems a little deeper than it would usually be, you'd be right. I've actually layered the colour, printing it twice to achieve the deeper tone.

Layering a solid colour isn't something I do very often. I tend to prefer softer tones for my cards. And I'm also mindful of the amount of ink I may use. But for this card, for the masculine styling I needed given all the gold embellishments I knew I would be adding, I felt I needed a deeper tone. And layering my printing was the perfect solution.

And it meant I could make my card look exactly as I was hoping : )

Card Credits
Card Base: Hand Cut from Ribbed White Card printed with 'Pure Silver' from The Colour Collection
Image with Sentiment: 'Star Dad' Image Stamps
Gold Metallic Sewing Thread & a selection of Small Crystals & Sequins

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