Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fathers Day Card's been a while since I've posted.....time to get back in the saddle again!  I've been busy with every day life stuff but have managed to still find crafting time and hope the same is true for you! 

With Father's Day approaching I thought it would be good to make a card using some Distress Inks.  Now, I'm not usually one for playing with these inks but have recently become addicted.  I made a how-to video on this card (my first attempt at a video) but haven't mastered the art of uploading it yet as it seems to take FOREVER to upload.....anyone have good tips on how to upload easier?  I tried blogger and youtube....

Anyhow, here is the card.....

Front of the card......

Inside of the card.....

this card measures 6.5" x 4.75" and you need the following materials:

card base - white - 6.5" x 9.5"
2 brown pieces - 6.25" x 4.5"
2 white pieces - 6 1/8" x 4 3/8"
tim holtz distress inks - mustard seed, dried marigold, spiced marmalade
memento - tuxedo black ink
Dad you are amazing stamp - Autumn Leaves - fathers day set
Happy Father's Day - sentiment (not sure what company this is from)
trees - stampin up
bakers twine

I used the blending tool to cover the two white pieces with mustard seed.  Then blended in the dried marigold approximatel 3/4 of the way down the paper and then blended in the spiced marmalade approximately half of the way down.  This created the sunset background that I was trying to achieve. 

The black tree border on the bottom was created by first stamping 1st generation stamps across the paper.  Then by stamping off the first stamp on scratch paper I used 2nd generation stamping to create the lighter trees in the distance.

Mount the sunset onto the brown cardstock and attach to your card.  Repeat the same steps for the inside of your card. 

I am going to enter this into My Sheri Crafts father's day challenge

Thanks for checking in and happy crafting!


  1. Gotta love the distress inks lol. When you figure out how to upload your videos sent me a link on facebook! It;ll be fun to actually know someone on youtube who's video I watch. I promise I'll be one of you're first subbies!

  2. Sure will do Stacey! I really think we should plan a day to do some crafting together!!!

  3. This is just a beautiful card. I love the inking wht the Tim Holtz ink. The trees are wonderful and teh the addition of the twine is great for texture. LOVE the sentiment!! Thanks for joining My Sheri Crafts.

  4. Great inking and stamps on your pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!