Sunday, 19 June 2016

Happy Father's Day!

Today I am sharing the Father's Day card I made for my fabulous Father-in-law. I hope he likes it! This makes three posts in three days for me - I don't think I have ever done that before!



I started by masking off the edges of a piece of Clarity card which has a lovely shiny silk finish then I added a Clarity moon mask.  A brayer isn't something I have used for inking for quite a while and works so well on this silk card so it had to be done!  I used a couple of colours of Distress Inks then sprayed lightly with water and dabbed with kitchen roll  for a bit of texture.  I removed the mask and coloured the sun with Distress Ink. The stamping was done using the wonderful Clarity stamp set, Birdhouse Garden and black Archival Ink. The squirrel and little bird on the top (that bird came with my Clarity 'handmade by' set) were added after I removed the masking tape.  I drew a double squiggly line around the edge of the inked picture to frame it.  Ooh and nearly forgot, the fence was coloured with a Promarker.  The panel was then adhered to a black base card.  

This fabulous stamp set has so many elements it is really versatile, I love it!

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Clarity Stamp - Masculine
Stamping Sensations - Feature a Creature
Bizzy Becs - Anything Goes
Allsorts - How Does Your Garden Grow

Some fabulous challenges on these blogs - worth a peek me thinks!

Thank you for visiting me, I am so chuffed I have managed these three posts on consecutive days! It may never happen again!

Take care. Christine xxx   

23 comments:

carols handmade cards said...

A lovely card you have made. Good luck in the challenge. Xx

chrissie said...

Fantastic card. Such a peaceful scene.

Love Chrissie xx

Mrs P said...

Wonderful card Chris - very dreamy looking. Beautiful colouring and I'm sure your Father-In-Law loved his card.
Thank you for joining in with the Clarity Challenge and good luck in the draw x

Sandy said...

Chris this is wonderful! I love cats and this is such a splendid scene
I love how you colored it too -- quick, quick, fly away little birds!
sandy xx

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous scene, Chris ... you captured the disappearing light so beautifully with the brayering ... the silhouette is fabulous against it! Hugs, Anita :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

A brayer! Now there's an old tool (that always made me want to curse). I love this card! My dad would love it too, being the cat lover he was.

Shelagh Metselaar said...

Hi Chris and thank you for joining this month's Clarity Challenge. You've created an idyllic scene. Best wishes. ;~}

Kathleen said...

Lovely scene and great images.
Thank you for joining our How does you garden grow challenge, this week at Allsorts.

Kath

Mrs A. said...

A lovely fathers day card. I like the scene you have created. Hugs Mrs A.

crafty said...

lovely scene good luck in the clarity challenge x

Angela Simpson said...

You've created a lovely calm scene Christine. Thanks for joining the Clarity challenge this month. Good luck! x

Redanne said...

I am very impressed at your third posting and even more impressed with your gorgeous card, you really have created the most beautiful scene. Your F-I-L must have been so impressed to receive this beauty! Hugs, Anne xx

Mervi said...

Beautiful scene card.
Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts this week;-))m

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Scrapmate said...

This is such a lovely silhouette scene, I'm sure the recipient will be very pleased with it.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another great masculine card which I'm sure your FIL loved! Your masking and braying worked like magic!! Well done creating and posting - keep 'em coming!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

Marina said...

What a fabulous scene you've created!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

what a gorgeous scene!

scrappymo! said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the inky beauty of it.
I really want to try this type of card too. I have pinned them on pinterest, made lists of ones I like in blogland, and have started to collect some scenic type stamps.

Hope mine looks half as nice as yours...it is fab!

Julia said...

A lovely silhouette card. The doodled squiggly line finishes it off perfectly.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh Christ I so love the soft tones and great stamped images here on this card, showcased so well!
Thanks so much for the inspiration.
Shaz in Oz.x

{Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

Jackie said...

I bet your Father-in-Law loved his card. I really like the silhouettes against the pastel, summery background, Chris. It's stunning. Jx

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous card - love it!
Gill x