Saturday, 13 March 2021

Best Dad

Today's card features a few new-to-me sets of stamps that I picked up.
Since my husband is such a record/music fanatic, I thought these sets would work great for future card making.  
For this one, my son asked if I would make a card for Dad for his birthday.  I was happy to crack them open and get to work.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by cutting my main panel from a piece of heavy white cardstock.  I placed that into my Misti and tried to figure out how I wanted to stamp the records from the Vinyl Greetings to create a pattern for the background, leaving enough room for the sentiment.  Once I figured that out, I stamped the records in the background using some Versafine Clair Noir ink.
  • Using another scrap of white cardstock, I stamped another record with the black, clear heat embossed it to make it look shiny and fussy cut it out.  I set that aside.
  • I placed the main panel back into my Misti and using some Memento Rhubarb Stalk ink, I stamped the sentiment from the For the Record set by Honey Bee Stamps.  That set has all kinds of great sentiments that can work for a music lover.  
  • I stamped the 'DAD' from that same set with more Memento and then punched it out.
  • I pop dotted the embossed record over the sentiment and then pop dotted the 'DAD' over that.
  • I glued it onto a piece of red cardstock, then onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- YOU SPIN ME AROUND
Crafty Creations- ANYTHING GOES

Stamps- For the Record (Honey Bee); Vinyl Greetings (Create a Smile)
Inks- Memento; Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia); Wow clear eb powder; pop dots



Mac Mable said...

What a fabulous card for your son to give to his Dad Karen x. What great stamps and the vinyl theme is unique and thoughtful x. I love how you did the centre disk and what a great sentiment x.

Cathy said...

This is a great card Karen, love how you've embossed one of the records, really clever design and sounds perfect for your hubby. Cathy x

Christine Alexander said...

Wonderful card Karen, perfect for a vinyl lover :)

JanR said...

Absolutely awesome card, Karen!

Made by Nicolette said...

Wow, I love it! Great sentiment 🤩

Pat said...

This is a great card for your record enthusiast husband Karen and the black and white with the pops of red with the matted layer and words works brilliantly. x

Sarn said...

A perfect birthday card for the record enthusiast. xxx

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, your card is fabulous! What a fun set!
I think the fact that your son asked YOU to MAKE him a card for his Dad makes it even more wonderful! xx

cuilliesocks said...

A fabulous design for a record loving man Karen, a fab design, Kate x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Absolutely LOVE this card, Karen. Great job as always.
Faith x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Fantastic card design and sure to be enjoyed by the recipient. I like the record stamp and the sentiment.

nancy littrell said...

The perfect Dad's card for your son to give to his record loving dad! TFS your cool card and description, my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

mamawcindy said...

Spotted your card on Crafty Creations. I love It so much. Great job on this one. Have a great week!

Bonnie said...

Perfect for a record lover!

sandie said...

This is a different card for you Karen-used to seeing CAS cards! This is perfect for your son to give to your hubby-love that you made one of the record shiny-like IRL-and super idea to add the 'DAD' here. Love the graphic feel to this too. Thanks for joining Time Out x

Kate said...

Such a fantastic card and just perfect for our challenge theme this week!

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

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Shona Chambers said...

I bet your husband loved this, its fantastic for any music lover out there!! Your design is so good for a masculine card (something I always struggle with....)and the colour-combo is uber stylish too. Fab idea to make one record shiny and your stamping of the sentiment is so perfect. Always so excited to see your incredible cards at TIME OUT!

Nonni said...

Wow and wow! This card looks so unique and the recipient will love it for sure! The color palette is so stylish and just perfect for the retro record theme. All the stamping looks amazing. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

sandie said...

Congrats for getting honours at Time Out x