Sunday, 17 June 2012

Father's Day

It's Father's Day today here in the UK - this is the card I made for my Dad:

It's a shutter card - the first one I've ever made.  So it's basically a gatefold card and when you open it it has a mechanism so that you get a camera shutter effect in the centre to reveal the little bear reading his newspaper - which is Wellington from Papermania - I thought he was appropriate for my Dad as he loves reading his newspaper everyday!
I added the self adhesive trims to the front of the card with some paper from Papermania, then stamped the pocket watch image from Clarity using Tea Dye and Antique Linen Distress Ink - I also used the Antique Linen DI to stamp the script on the inside which is a clear stamp from Inkylicious.

Dad thought the card was fab so that made me very happy :)

I would like to enter this card into a few challenges:

1) The Dream Valley Challenges blog - this time round the challenge is 'For that special guy'
2) Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stamper here - this week the theme is Men/Male Themed projects
3) Artful Times blog - this time the challenge here is to create a man's card

Thanks for visiting my little blog - please feel free to leave a comment so I know you popped by!

Claire x


  1. Great time piece Claire

    Thanks for playing along with us this week

    Sam - Artful Times

  2. Ooh, never made a card like this one - love the colours you have used and as you say, the central image is perfect for a man who loves his reading.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

  3. Beautiful card Claire. I have to try this card never made one before:)

  4. Ah, Wellington is so sweet, I think Papermania have picked a good one this time, love him. Your card is lovely, so unusual, which is what I like about it! Well done for your first time doing one.

  5. I love this card Claire, very original too. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. That is a sweet card :) and such a clever mechanisim
    Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von x☺x

  7. What a brilliant card, looks complicated. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

  8. clever idea for a card, might have to try that meself! thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  9. Really lovely card Claire and a shape I haven't seen before

    Love Chrissie xxx