Friday, May 29, 2015


It's the time of year were I start thinking camping, hiking, bonfires and anything fun outside! This stuff gets my blood pumping! It is who I am! It's also the time of year to celebrate that special man in your life, whether that be your dad, husband, brother, or whoever.

This year, for father's day, I decided to hand make the cards I am giving instead giving one of the cliche store bought blah blah, you are a good dad or husband cards. I feel like hand made things mean so much more to a person. I thought this would be a great way to put my love for outdoors and my love for those special men in my life together into another love of mine....CARDS!!!

For my husband I made the Moose card because he LOVES LOVE LOVES anything Moose relate. I embossed the card base with a crakle embossing folder and my Sizzix Bog Shot. I then took a piece of heavy weight card stock and used a green, black, and gold spray ink on it to give a distressed look. For the Moose in the middle of the card I heat embossed it to give it a bit of texture and shine. Once I had everything in place and was about to glue it down I felt like it was missing something so I added the burlap, brads, and a few pop dots and WHAMO, I had a beautiful card for my husband!

My dad's card was a bit of a challenge. He is all over the place with his interests and it is hard to put only one on a card. I chose to go with his interest in birds. I chose to use a chickadee stamp that was once my Grandma Mead's. I did this because before my Grandma passed away this last fall my Dad would  go to her house and fill her bird feeders for her almost every week. He would fill the feeders and then go in for a cup of coffee and a good long chat.  It was his was of being able to spend time with her.

With his card I really wanted to make the Chickadee the focal point so I stamped and embossed it, and added a little black chalk around the edges to give it that POP! I used some burlap (because after I used it on the previous card I fell in love with it and bought a ton) and some paper ribbon I found at hobby lobby (which I am pretty sure is supposed to be for floral design) to accent the Chickadee. A few brads and pop dots and it was finished!

I cannot wait for both my husband and my dad to see these cards! I hope you all enjoy them!

I will be linking these cards up with the Crafty Gals Corner "Critters" challenge 

1 comment:

  1. Allie, these cards are really cool. I am still impressed that you went full force in trying out those mists right away. I'm sure dad will really love the chickadee and it's amazing how much thought you put into the details. Great job!