Father’s Day Makes

Hello friends!

Hope that you had a good weekend!  Since the celebration is over and there are no “peekers” to worry about anymore, I can post the cards that I’ve made!


First, I have the card that I’ve made for my dad.  He used to own an old Model-T and tinker with it and take us “down the road” in it once in a while.  So when I see an old truck like this one, it always makes me think of him.  This truck image is part of my purchase from the Stamp Convention that I went to from the Rubber Cottage booth.  As a matter of fact, I purchased this kit from them which is where the embossing folder and silver metallic paper comes from on my card.

I just colored the truck with Copics, cut it out with the die and popped it up over the “tree scene” with foam squares to make it look like the truck is driving into the scene.  The papers in the background along with the tree image and rest of the card comes from some old Stampin’ Up! products in my stash…too numerous to count all the old! LOL!

This next card was made especially for my husband:


This one took me a bit out of my comfort zone as I basically watercolored the entire scene.  The only set of watercolors that I own are the Kuretake Gansi Tambi ones.  I really do like using them, but the pans are starting to empty out on a few colors now.  So I’ve been looking into different kinds to see if I will try some new ones.  Do any of you have watercolors that you like using?

I did have a bit of help with the trees from the Newton’s Nook Whispering Pines stamp set.  I took the images, scribbled some watercolor crayons (very old SU! ones!) over them, misted them with water and stamped them where I wanted them to be.  I used my paint brush to move around the colors a bit so they blended with the scene a bit more.

I stamped the silhouette images from the Newton’s Nook Serene Silhouettes and the greeting from the Winton’s BBQ set with black ink using my MISTI tool several times as it was watercolor paper which is always hard to get a complete impression on.  I also used a Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen to go over the blue for the water area.  Layered onto a piece of black and then onto a white side folding A2 sized card.

Sometimes it can be a challenge making masculine cards appropriate for each male you need a card for, but I think I did fine keeping in mind the people they went to and they were really fun to make!  Hope you’ve enjoyed them too!

If you want to take a look at the top of my blog, you will see a new page that I’ve created that sort of explains why I started this blog.  CLICK HERE if you care to read my mumblings.  More and more creations are sure to follow and I look forward to sharing them here!  🙂

I would like to enter these challenges:

  1.  Try it On Tuesday – For the boys
  2. Crafty Creations – Anything Goes
  3. Creative Moments – Anything Goes
  4. Watercooler Wednesday (WWC174) – All About Occasions – Father’s Day
  5. Crafty Catz – Anything Goes
  6. Crafty Friends – Anything Goes

28 thoughts on “Father’s Day Makes

  1. Love that kit for your FD card, Vicki, and both cards are beautifully designed and done. Thank you for sharing your treasures and your process! Beautifully done! xx


  2. Yes, Yes, YES!!! I love the truck card with its embossed chrome panel!! And your watercolor work in divine on the second!! Two sensational Father’s Day cards, Vicki!!


  3. Wow! Both of these cards are wonderful! Your coloring of the truck is fabulous, and I really like the embossed paper. On the next one the watercolor look is perfect for the deer.

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I am sorry that I have been so terrible about getting around and leaving comments. Will try to do better.

    Have a great day! 🙂


  4. What beautiful card projec projects t! I am in awe of them! So pleased you played along with us over at Try It On Tuesday! Your participation is much appreciated! Thank you very much!
    Hugs, Susi


  5. Fabulous Fathers Day cards, like the first one that the metal embossed piece as an accent is great, and your scenery card is spectacular!


  6. Two awesome Father’s Day cards Vicki! I love how the red truck just pops and WOW your watercoloring scene is amazing, I bet both men loved their cards!
    Hugs, Tammy


  7. What wonderful memories you have and great inspiration for your first classy masculine card. Love the way the car is driving into the scene. Great scene making too on the second card and pretty water colouring. I am very new to water colouring but love the distress inks and my Lindy Magicals x

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Mac! Thanks for letting me know about these Lindy Magicals…never heard of them so I will be checking that out!


  8. Vicki, that watercoloured scene you created may have taken you out of your comfort zone, but the results are stunning! Love the colours. Love the composition. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.


  9. Awesome Fathers Day cards, super designs and I really liked the image of the Model T Ford. Thank you for sharing them with us at Try it on Tuesdays.


  10. You certainly mastered the Male cards here Vicki. Love the old red truck and the memories that go with it. That embossing folder is perfect for the male card. Awesome layout.
    What a beautiful scene you created for your hubby’s card. Great result with the water blending on those trees.


  11. lovely cards for Fathers day, thanks for sharing at crafty catz challenge and hope to see you again


  12. The truck card just blew me away! I love that old truck with the great newsprint background and the diamondplate embossed panel! Great water color job on the 2nd too – both are fabulous father’s day cards and I know the fathers that received them loved them too!


  13. Oh Vicki, super card – that truck is really something! I love the woodlands, too – how fabulous to represent the guys! So good to see you posting again 🙂


  14. Vicki the first card is woooww
    So manly and love that same embossing folder that we used
    its always great things to added for manly card with car or motor or bike hehe
    Love the card for your husband too beautiful scene


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