Sunday, 15 June 2014

Dad's Mustard Jacket

Here's the card I made for my Dad for Father's Day, he loved it, and recognised right away that I'd based my card on an outfit he actually has!  He even has glasses like these, he called them his Buddy Holly's and I thought they were long gone, but he dug them out when we when to visit him today, and we all had a laugh trying them on, my seven year old son looked hilarious in them!
 The card base is a 5x7 blank with the front cut back, I've decorated the inside and outside with Papermania Heritage Press papers, I've used the same pack for the shirt and tie too, they're a godsend for male cards.  I cut out  and decoupaged a circular element of the patterned paper, top left, for added interest.
The jacket topper was made with Mum's fabulous Xcut gents suit die set, I cut the jacket from Core'dinations, and used foam pads at certain points of the layering and flat glue at others for a bit of realistic dimension, I also added Glossy Accents to the lenses of the glasses for a realistic touch.
To finish my card, I added a couple of buttons and a stamped sentiment, done with a Papermania stamp.
 I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #89 - Father's Day / Male
Tuesday Throwdown - #199 - Special Man
Papertake - For the Boys
The Male Room - Father's Day
Milk Coffee - For a Dad / Special Male
Aud Sentiments - #108 - Any Sentiment for a Guy
Creative Corner - Just for Boys
Totally Gorjuss - #240 - Dad
Ladybug Crafts - Something for the Boys and Use Your Dies
Cupcake Inspirations - #265 - For the Boys


  1. Hi Wendy, what a brilliant card, I can see how your loved it. Fabulous design and your colours are terrific, Kate x

  2. Your card is fantastic. A great idea to base it on clothes you know he has.

  3. Wow your card is fantastic x

  4. Oh what a fabulous brilliant card.

  5. Great Father's Day card, Wendy and so personal for your Dad! Hugs, Lisa x

  6. Hi Wendy. Fab card for your dad! Love how you have personalised it! He is sure to treasure it!
    Thank you for joining us at the Ladybug Crafts & MilkCoffee challenges. Jane xx

  7. What a great card for a male member & the colour comb

    Thanks for joining us at tuesday throwdown
    Tracey dt

  8. A great card, no wonder he was pleased. Elaine

  9. Love your wonderful card and how you personalised it with that wonderful outfit and glasses!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments this time around.

  10. amazing card...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  11. WOW, Great idea! I really like this card :)

  12. Such a fabulous card! Great layout! So glad you joined Cupcake Inspirations' For the Boys challenge!
    Hugs, Debbie

  13. Wow. This is a fabulous card! Love how you created it! Thanks for sharing at Cupcake Inspirations! Nance, DT

  14. Fabulous card! This is super clever! Thanks for sharing at Cupcake Inspirations!

  15. Brilliant card! It's amazing what our dads thought was classy dressing back in the days! Fabulous that you design a card off a great memory. Thanks for joining us at The Male Room
    Tina dt

  16. Oh I do like this. the backing papers are gorgeous and the die cut jacket, shirt and specs are fab. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room!

  17. Perfectly fabulous! I bet your dad loved this card - Thanks for joining in with The Male Room~

  18. stunning little details like the glasses

    thanks a lot for taking part at CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGES Love Mel xxx


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