Friday, 20 June 2014

Fathers Day

Its amazing how some cards can take forever to make because I keep changing my mind or trying out different ideas that I'm not happy with, whereas this card took no time at all.  I think I'd got the idea in my head and it all came together to make something I was happy with.

So for father's day I made this card using all Clarity Stamps. The Kingfisher was stamped onto some white card and coloured with a mixture of distress markers ad promarkers.  I made a mask for the bird and stamped the end of the branch again to extend it behind.  For the background I used a brayer and Momento Teal Zeal ink and a screwed up piece of paper to create a water texture.  For the wording I used the Clarity letter stamps and matted both the words and Kingfisher onto some complimentary coloured card.  The white background has been created by embossing a piece of  Centura Pearl card with the clarity swirl mask, my most recent purchase at the Doncaster Stamp Magic show.

I am entering this card for the following challenges
 Clarity Stamp Challenge - Masculine
Country View Challange - Only men allowed
Ladybug Challenge - something for the boys and/or use your dies
Ooh la la Creations Challenge - Fathers day/Male
Stamping Sensations - Animal Antics
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Things with wings
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes


  1. This is just gorgeous, Stephanie! I love that kingfisher image, and I bet your dad did too. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


  2. stunning card,
    thanks for playing with us at fussy and fancy

  3. Fabulous card Stephanie ! Love the Kingfisher, it's one of my favourite birds ! Thanks for joining us at CVC. Sue C x

  4. Really beautiful, I love how you have extended the branch.Super colors on the Kingfisher. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge and best of luck.

  5. Hi, A lovely project, love the image and the gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining Crafting From The Heart this week. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Erin DT & Co Owner x

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  7. This is a perfect image and card for this months theme Stephanie and beautifully coloured.

    Thanks so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations this month.

    B x


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