Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day Post

Happy Father's Day to all of the men out there ...

that have raised or helped to raise children, young men or women (depending on when you actually come into the lives of these youngsters).  It is a very important role, and we all show our love and appreciation today with Father's Day.

I had a few cards that I made this past week for the men in my life.  I thought I would share them here with you. The first card uses an image from C.C. Designs "Handyman Jack" that I have had for years now.  All the men in my life are carpenters, so it gets pulled out often. :)  The image was colored with watercolor pencils and a water brush. Lastly, I thought I had a tape measure stamp, but I did not, so the sentiment was created by  hand with a handmade ruler on yellow card stock.

Here is the inside of the Handyman Jack card created for my Pap using a stamp from a Stampin Up set called Whimsical Words along with the "Happy Father's Day" portion from a Great Impressions stamp.  The wood and screws background piece is actually thin, starched fabric from a packet I bought on clearance a long time ago originally from Michael Miller Memories.


I used an older stamp set from Stampin Up called Summer by the Sea for the rest of the cards, and scrap pieces from my bin (green stripes and cs - Not Quite Navy and Bashful Blue - are Stampin Up though).  All of the images were outlined with water color pencils and then shaded with a water brush.





11 comments:

Lorie said...

Your cards are so great Kelly! I haven't made cards for so long! It is almost time to get back to it!

Linda Palmer said...

Kelly, the cards are all fantastic with beautiful details, designs and coloring. Beautiful job!

Charlene said...

Fabulous cards!!! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Helen said...

Awesome Father's Day cards! The people receiving them should feel very blessed to have you in their lives! ~H

rachel taylor said...

what a lovely cards you created for fathers day thanks for sharing with lexis creations this week happy crafting to you
Rachel DT http://blossomcards.blogspot.co.uk/

Ros Crawford said...

All these cards are beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Great cards Kelly, all of them! Love the sentiment of the first one. Thanks for joining us at CCCB this week. Hugs, Wendy

Tracy said...

Wonderful mix of cards Kelly. :-) Living on the coast I'm a bit partial to your ocean themed ones, but they are all great. Hugs!

Kelly said...

Great cards! Your work is amazing! You always add so much detail!

Leanne ... said...

Kelly
Each one of these cards are excellent men cards. Nicely done.
Hugs...Leanne

Helen said...

Hi, Kelly! Just popped by to say "HI!" Have a great day! ~H