Card making

Father’s Day Card Inspiration

In case you’ve managed to forget, Father’s Day is almost here in the UK (Sunday 18th June). I’ve made all of the cards I need to, but I’m only going to show one as I know my dad sometimes reads my blog!

Mr C asked for a fishing themed card and I had the perfect stamps. I used them last year too but he assured me that his dad will not remember I’ve used the same ones! I stamped onto Kraft card in brown and then coloured in selected parts using Papermania pens (various types as I used all of my sets to get the colours I wanted).

I used my Cricut ‘Boys Will be Boys’ cartridge to cut the text; it’s a particularly good one for cutting small letters with. I then chose a coordinating Docrafts Mister Mr backing paper, which I cut too small so I made it into a design feature. (I swear half of the skills need for card making involve making mistakes look like they were intentional!)

I drew a faux stitching border in brown and stuck everything down. Then I saw that there was an empty space at the bottom which made the card look unbalanced-I tried gems and ribbons but they just looked daft. Then I remembered the green and white bakers twine that I had-just the job! I quizzed Mr C on fishing knots but it got confusing so I googled some. (Authenticity is very important!) I tried to copy one off Google images, I’ve no idea if it’s right but I’m presuming no one will actually test it for fishing! I arranged it ‘artistically’ around the text and it filled the gap perfectly. I used all purpose glue to stick it down as it works quickly.

Here’s a link to one of the cards I made last year for some more ideas, below is the card I made for my dad last year too. Masculine cards can be tricky but I really enjoyed making these. (My Cricut was a lifesaver for the text!)

Good luck with any Father’s Day craft that you embark on, feel free to share a link to yours.

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19 thoughts on “Father’s Day Card Inspiration

  1. I agree It is super hard to make things look masculine for me. I figured that out when I decided to make the baby albums. The boy album still sits unfinished lol Maybeeeeeeee in the near future my brain will get creative with it again but so far, Zero inspiration. I absolutely love your cards. You did a fantastic job!. =)

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