Friday, 16 May 2014

Sweet, bright and fairly simple!

This card I am putting up this morning is one of three posts from me today, so keep your eyes peeled! this one is a totally non Design team piece, and for the main reason that when I saw this Digi from Tiddly inks 'Charles' Tulips' I just had to have it- my husband is a gardener and unbeknownst to most who call him by his middle or nick name, his name is Charles!

I also wanted to start thinking about doing more male cards as I find them far trickier than feminine ones, and thought this would be a good one to do :)

To make this card I used a 6x6 card blank, some yellow coredinations card, promarkers, copics (still in that awkward stage of trying to gain copics and try to cut down the promarkers - personal choice but I really do prefer the way copics handle and look on the card!
on top of the first yellow matt, I cut three strips of funky paper I had kicking around that seemed cheerful without being OTT and too bold... I then layed them all down and faux stitched between and around the edges of them to make the background (all with my micron pen)
The image once coloured up was matted onto a piece of black onyx cardstock, and faux stitched around too, before cutting a couple of cheeky little yellow corners to add.
I grabbed my Scan N cut and cut the letters 'DAD' at an inch high, these also (shock horror) were faux stitched and attached to the background with 3d foam pads (cut in half to make them fit)
and then I finally finished up with three twined buttons along the right , glued down with silicone 'Stick it' Glue.

I hope you enjoy this make, and keep your eyes peeled for the other posts that will be up later today!


I would like to enter this card in ; flower power ATG any digi goes


  1. Wonderful coloring. I especially like the faux stitching. My hubby is a gardener also. He built a greenhouse last yr and we are growing all kinds of vegs. Thank you for entering Doodle Pantry May Ch.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Doodle Pantry DT

  2. Hi Rachel, what a great male card. Your coloring is absolutely amazing! Thanks so much for joining us over at the Doodle Pantry challenge. I hope you will come back and join us again!
    Hugs, Sarah T

  3. Really like the three panels with a letter on each. Also love your faux stitching. Thanks for playing the Doodle Pantry Challenge.

  4. Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafts Galore Encore this month. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT x

  5. Beautiful! Thanks for participating in the Doodle Pantry challenge!


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