Sunday 29 May 2016

Dad's Birthday Card

Hi Crafty Friends,

I've been missing in action for over week, very unlike me but my company, Flourish with a Bling did a craft show all last weekend and my daughter is doing her Deb ball next week and there has been no time to craft sob sob. Until now, woohoo hehe! I have made my dad a Birthday card first off, I had to get the urgent cards made before I can just create for fun :)

I used a Happy Birthday stamp and some black embossing powder to create the sentiment then I coloured it in with a silver pen and added black pen to the right hand side of the letters to make them more 3D. Behind them is an embossed silver sheet, please don't look too closely as I think the embossing is back to front, I really must remember to be more careful with this embossing folder as this is the 2nd time I have done it where the bits indent rather than protrude out. To give the cogs a blackened silver feel I first lightly sprinkled some black embossing powder over the cog and then sprinkled the silver over, I didn't want them looking to silver shiny and new.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. - Father's Day/male cards
Craft your Passion - anything goes 
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes with patterned paper  
Creatalicious - anything goes with optional twist: no designer papers 
Creative Inspirations - anything goes with option of a sketch 
Di's Digis - for the boys
Incy Wincy Designs - touchy feely
Inspiration Destination - anything goes  
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes  
Not Just Cards -  anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges - anything goes  
Scrapper's Delight - anything goes 
Simon Says Stamp (Mon) - Make a wish (Birthday wish)
Simon Says Stamp (Wed) - anything goes  
Sweet Stampin' - Embossing (Happy Birthday stamp used, embossed cogs and black circle and dry embossed silver paper)
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes  

As always, thank you so much for dropping by and extra special thanks to my lovely followers and visitors that leave some beautiful comments for me, they warm my heart.

XOX Lucy


  1. Lovely card for a male. Love how you have put all the elements together. Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delight.
    Yvonne DT

  2. Fabulous card love the design and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

  3. Oooo . . . fabulous card and perfect for a guy. Love the gears, both the real and the embossing folder. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  4. Exellent card! Love the colours and the design! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights
    Veronique DT

  5. Fabulous! I love your dimensional design and the gears. Very masculine and perfect for the CRAFT challenge this week!

    Khristina CRAFT DT

  6. Great card! I love all the embossing. Thanks for sharing with us over Inspiration Destination. Good luck!!! Patricia

  7. Love the monochromatic colours! Thanks for participating at Scrappers Delights :)
    DT Nicole

  8. Hope you did well at the craft show-fabulous easel card great B.paper and love the cogs and the framed sentiment-I had same problem with embossing folders so now I mark the front
    Carol x

  9. What a great masculine card Lucy! Love the easel style card base! Thank you so very much for playing with us this week in our Funday Friday challenge!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  10. A gorgeous male card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional no design paper” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

  11. Great card !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  12. A stunning creation and amazing details - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

  13. What a great masculine card. It's so difficult for me to create a "guy" card. You pulled it off wonderfully. Thanks for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.

  14. Oh that's a fab card Lucy! Just love all those different metallic textures. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  15. What a great card for a dad birthday. Great Job. Thanks for joining us over at Jos for Funday Friday Challenges.

    Amanda DT

  16. Great masculine card. Great design. Thank you for joining us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

  17. Fabulous male card...Thanks for sharing with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge.
    Wendy x


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