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Thursday, 15 April 2010

Dad's Birthday Card







I find it so hard to make cards for men, so I thought I would challenge myself to use my alcohol inks that have been laying in a drawer for ages virtually unused. I used 3 colours and the blending solution on acetate and was quite pleased with how it turned out. I also made a bookmark for my Dad with the left over acetate. The sentiment stamp is by Autumn leaves, stamped and embossed in green. I used a couple of nesties, then added it to the card with foam pads. The gorgeous butterfly is by K&Co. and the pearls are Prima. The lace and ric rac are from stash. I very rarely make a card without a cutesy image, so it was fun, but challenging to try a different style.

I'm going to enter this card into Pile It On Challenge 14 - Say it with words. I was one of the people who suggested this challenge, so I really wanted to enter it.
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Open, anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 18 - A challenging challenge - (this was certainly that with no image and the use of alcohol inks)
Design Dollies - Let's take a walk in the park - (I've entered this as the alcohol inks remind me of the colours you would see in the park, and also the butterfly, which you would see in Summer or Spring)
CAS-tastic Challenge 1- Anything CAS - (I'm not sure if this card would be classed as CAS, but compared to my normal style, for me it is CAS)

We had a lovely day on my Dad's birthday with all the family together for a birthday tea. I love spending time with him, and even at 44 I'm still a daddy's girl lol.

12 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Julie
A fabulous card,
hugs Dianne xx

Hope Jacare said...

Wonderful background Julie - one very gorgeous card! Cheers Claire x

Rose said...

This is gorgeous Julie I love it, the background is lovely, I bet your dad loved it.

Love, Rose xx

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Fabulous! I love what you did with the alcohol inks and the butterfly is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the Dollies!

Angie Cortes said...

WOW!! I love the background and the butterfly is beautiful!! Thanks for playing along at CAS-tastic Wednesday!!

Piali said...

Love the background ..wonderful!
The butterfly is very pretty!

MommyScraps said...

Love what you did with the alcohol inks! Thanks for playing with the Dollies!

Alison (Groovycrafter) said...

Beautiful...
Thank you for joining us this week over at Penny's.
Hugs Alison.
xx

Tenia Nelson said...

What a great card!!!!!

Karen said...

Brilliant Julie, great use of the alcohol inks too. Mine have been sat in the drawer doing nothing for months too. Your dad will love this card.
xx

Spyder said...

love that butterfly it's beautiful|!
((Lyn))

Vixykins said...

Fab background Julie!! You've made a lovely design here, works very well and turned out gorgeous x

Thank You for challenging yourself at Crafty Cardmakers x

(PS I top my blender pen up with the blending solution as the tops on promarkers pull off) ;)

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