Thursday, June 13, 2013

Father's Day Card.

This week I decided to make this fun Father's day card for the upcoming holidays. This was actually my 3rd attempt, finally made something I am happy with! My dad is a Leo, so I was super happy when i realized I had this cute lion stamp that I could incorporate. Well since this is my first card post, let me know how I do with my direction and how to make them better! 

 I used White paper studio paper as well as the paper studio embossing plate for the bottom layer. I then lightly rubbed on some Distressed Ink in Antique Linen to add a little bit of color on the dots without staining the page. 

On another sheet of white paper I stamped the image of the lion and balloon in Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black. While the ink dried I grabbed a waxed paper plate and stamped my Antique Linen pad directly on to the plate. I added some water to the side and used that with the Ink to color in the Lion. I then used the same technique with the Distressed Ink: Broken China to colorize the Balloon. I then stamped the Dad banner stamp using Broken china, and fussy cut a matching vellum piece to go on top, then attached it to the back of the lion. 

I then cut a strip of Dilly Dally's wood plank paper from their 6x6 My Mind's eye set and glued a fussy cut velum scalloped strip to the back. I added dimensional adhesives to the back and fixed it to the card base. I then added dimensional adhesives to the lion and the balloon then drew the string in between them and I was done! 
Pretty easy to make and it had a super cute result as well! 
Happy crafting :D 

Spark your Creativity


  1. What a fun creation Samantha! What a great idea to use Leo the Lion for Dad since that is his sun sign! Very clever ... he'll love it!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘One For The Boy’s’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  2. What a great card for your Dad Samantha and love the lion, so cute..great embossed background too.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. Great Father's Day Card! Thanks for sharing with us at 365 Cards!

  4. This is too adorable. I love everything about it , your lion is so cute and the embossing and the design at the bottom, Great card!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #111 Father’s day/ or a card for a man!! challenge, Have a great day
    DIANA L.

  5. Very sweet card. Great work. Regards, TokBobok