Happy Fathers Day

Happy Father's Day....... Yes I know Father's Day 2013 has come and gone, but I've only just given my card to my dad.  My dad lives in Melbourne, I live in Canberra, so I decided to keep the card and give it to him in person when he visited us last week.  So now it's safe to share here!  He's got the card and it wouldn't ruin the surprise!!

My dad is a retired builder, wonderful gardener and the best dad ever.  So it was with much pleasure to combine these elements to make dad this card:

I pulled out the Lovely as a Tree, one of my favourite and truly versatile stamp sets.  I stamped in Black StazOn ink and used my blender brushes to colour the tree and sponging for the background. I think I used Soft Sky for the sky and Always Artichoke & Chocolate Chip for the tree.

I've used my Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to create the background on the Soft Suede base.  These lines gave my card a 'wood/timber' look.

I used my Oval framelits to cut the tree and a base also from Soft Suede CS and highlighted them with a few black pearls (need coloured pearls?  Use your sharpie pens to colour them in!!)

I've added a bit of interest with a strip of DSP from the Eastern Elegance DSP pack.  Just stunning that pack of papers.  One of my favourites!!

So here's what I used:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Gorgeous Grunge & Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Inks: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip & Jet Black StazOn
Papers: Soft Suede & Whisper White CS, Eastern Elegance DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Framelits, Word Window punch, pearls (coloured black)

Happy Father's Day.  Love you xx

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