A few days late but nevertheless I thought today I would share the card I made for my Dad for Father’s Day. Along with Le Jardin set of stamps I was lucky enough to also receive Oxford Impressions’ The Family Man, couldn’t be more perfect for a Father’s Day card. This is such a great set of stamps (I know, I say that about all the O.I. sets!) but as well as wonderful vintage men there are ever useful images of watch face, key, words and sentiment, advertisements, etc.
As with the Le Jardin card (Sunday’s post) I decided on the larger card base of 8″x8″.Something was astray with my camera and light as the colours in the detailed photographs are the true colours and not the colours in the main image.
At 44 years of age it has been many a year since I last sat on my Dad’s knees (his knees probably couldn’t stand it!!!) but I was drawn to the stamp with the man holding the little girl on his knees. The tag was in my stash (some I’d stained some time ago with tea and coffee, along with the crochet coaster, gauze and fabric strip) and so all I needed to do was stamp the main image and add Father and Memories.I knew this sentiment had to be part of the card, over-stamping it onto a dyed tag with stamped clocks. Seam binding had been dyed (and in my stash) with homemade spray colour to create a shabby bow and to edge the bottom of the card, Father was repeatedly stamped onto dyed cotton. I know we all say this but my Dad is One in a Million.
Wishes and thank you for visiting…. oops, I nearly forgot to add that I plan on having a wee Giveaway very soon, aiming for the end of this week so I hope you will join me for that.
19 Jun 2012 47 Comments