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Happy Father’s Day

September 4, 2016

Hope all of the Father’s out there are enjoying their special day with loved ones and of course, being thoroughly spoilt.  I spent some time with my Dad this weekend which was lovely.  He came to stay on Friday night and attended my grandchildren’s school for their Bush Dance and on Saturday morning we watched Abigail win her Under 12’s netball final.  Unfortunately, he wouldn’t stay another night so I gave him his Father’s Day present before he left.

You all know by now that I loooove Pinterest – it saves me so much time!   (As long as you don’t count the hours spent drooling over everyone’s fabulous creations and ideas!)  I was inspired to make my Dad’s card by this one shared by Annette Elliott.  In fact it was so perfect, I hardly changed a thing.Dad's-Fathers-Day-2

I embossed Whisper White card using the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder.  Wow – this is one amazing embossing folder.  It is 6″ square and it is so thick but gives such a perfect finish.  You have to use it slightly differently as well – you set your Big Shot to emboss but you don’t add the bottom plate.  I didn’t have the DSP that Annette used, so I wrapped the embossed card with two pieces of the 5/8″  Burlap Ribbon and then overlapped them with the Delightful Dijon 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon.Dad's-Father's-Day  The embossed Whisper White card is attached to scored and folded Soft Suede card.  I stamped the car image from Guy Greetings onto Whisper White card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured it using Soft Suede, Smoky Slate and Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers.  The image is cut using one of the Layering Circle Framelit Dies and sponged the edges lightly with Soft Suede ink before attaching it to the card front using dimensionals.  I stamped the greeting using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto scrap Whisper White card and cut the ends using the Triple Banner Punch.  The banner has also been lightly sponged around the edges and is attached with dimensionals so that it lies flat over the lower part of the stamped circle.

Inside the card I attached a strip of Soft Suede card behind one long edge of Whisper White which was embossed once more using the Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder.  The embossed card is attached to Whisper White card.

I love this card, so simple really but so striking, don’t you think?  Anyway, hopefully Dad liked it when he opened his present this morning.

Bye for now,


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