Wednesday 30 May 2018

IndigoBlu inspiration for Fathers Day Blog Hop!

Hello there and Welcome.  
I'm very excited to share this blog post with you today for two reasons. 
The first is that I'm taking part in a Blog Hop with some of the other fantastic IndigoBlu DT members and secondly Kay and Alfie from  IndigoBlu are offering a huge 20% discount on a range of Stamp Sets the DT have used for their Fathers Day Cards. 
Of course these stamp sets can be used for so much more than just once a year, think of all the different projects you can create with them.

Below are the stamp sets with that huge 20% discount. Just use the Code FD20 on the IndigoBlu website to claim your discount. Vaild up to 17th June 2018.
For my Fathers Day or 'Special Man' card I decided used Drive Hard, (because my Father loved the vintage cars), Fly High and Design Alphabet as unfortunately I don't have the Circus Alphabet.

Step 1. Kraft Card Stock was cut to 12"x8" and scored at either end at 3" to make a Gate Fold Card base.

 I then used the Cogs and Gears stamp from the Fly high set to create a background on the card base
Versafine Sepia ink was then blended over the stamped images

Step 2. The Vintage car from Drive Hard was stamped out onto white card and clear embossed.
 The car was then cut out and and painted using Kingfisher Blue and Pheasant Bronze

Step 3. Chocolate card stock was cut to 4 1/2" x6 1/2" to make the first layer of the card. This was stamped with the Tyre Track stamp set Drive Hard using the Portrait Paint
 I then decided more colour was needed so used the same colours as in the car

  Step 4. I die cut a tag in Kraft card and stamped over it with the cogs and gear stamp then out came the Chocolate Box Meg Flakes to edge all of the card pieces

Step 5. Using the Sepia ink again I stamped out the word 'DAD' onto cream card from the Design Alphabet stamp set. The letters were cut out and mounted using foam pads onto Chocolate card stock which was edged with Kingfisher paint.

 Step 6. Now all the layers were put together. 
The tyre track layer had some copper wire wrapped around it towards the bottom, (you can see this better in a photo below) and then the left half only of this panel was glued onto the card base so that the card still opened. 
The letters were attached to the tag by first wrapping some wire around it then I glued the tag into place over the tyre panel.

Step 7. The car was then attached to the tag using foam pads amd I ran a grey marker around it to create a shadow. 
A piece of cream card was cut out and attached to the inside of the card base ready to write a special message.

This card was fairly easy to do so thought it would be a great way to help children make their own Fathers Day Cards. 
I know some of my crafting friends love to help their Grandchildren make cards and I think this would be a project both adults and children would enjoy doing together.
 These photo's show up some of those little details

  In this photo you can see how the wire was wrapped around the first layer

Many thanks for stopping by to take a look at my Fathers Day card, but before you go,  please hop over to my Teamies Blogs to see what they have been creating and of course, don't forget that Big 20% off deal from IndigoBlu. 

You have until 17th June to claim it using code FD20.

Now for the Hop!
Kay Molyneux- One for the boys!
Carolyn Larkin -Steampunk Fathers Day Card
Linda Simpson - Fathers Day Inspiration
Julie Atkinson - Fathers Day with IndigoBlu
Aitch - Fathers Day Blog Hop
Emma Blake - Fathers Day Card and a Special offer
Until next time
Happy Crafting x


  1. Wow, the colour and composition are amazing. Love the tire treads xx

  2. I really struggle with men's cards so this has really jumped out at me. Love the tyre track background! Fab!

    1. Thank you Jan, so pleased to have helped inspire you in a small way xx

  3. Such a cool mixed media look to this Sue, I love it. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

    1. Many thanks Tracy and for popping by to check this out. Happy Crafting xx


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