Friday, June 19, 2015

Fathers Day

Hello all and welcome to a crazy post. My laptop decided to catch on fire last night so this post may be a bit wonky as I am doing it from my phone. Hehe! Craft on right?

I had to make a Fathers Day card because I have never made one and my Pop will be very surprised to see this. He has everything he could possibly want so this is my gift to him. :)

I started with a cardboard base and then used some Tattered Times paper as the first layer. Then I dry embossed some white cardstock with a new SpellBinders EF and added Distress Inks and LSG sprays. 

The chippboard pieces were painted black and then I added Twisted Citron Distress Ink over it to give it a greenish look. I stamped a script stamp here and there for interest using Black Archival Ink. 

I wanted to do a different take on a Fathers Day card so I used the word Father to create words that describes my father. 
Of course "awesome" would be included. It is one of my go to words. Haha! 

I then added a clock and gear I have been hoarding (special occasion and all) and the clock hands. 
The nail heads were made using crafters foam and my scissors made a tiny cut in the middle (I learned this sweet technique from Bubbles aka Pamellia). Painted those with DP and DI. 

Awesome sauce! I hope Pop likes it. He would kill me (not really) if he knew I called him Pop. Lol! 

I will add a handmade gift card for one homemade meal made by me for his other gift. Grilled steaks sounds awesome right now. Yummy! 

 Thanks for stopping by! Carpe Diem! ~Niki

I would like to share this piece with the following challenges: 



Sprinkle of Imagination-Anything Goes. I used Distress Paints and Ink and black Archival Ink. 

31 comments:

  1. Holy macaroni Doc, this is fantabulous!! I love the crossword style sentiment, that is so original and clever!! Your background textured patterns are awesome, love that patina panel, so aged and vintage! This is a really amazing creation, more like a relic than a card!! Your father will be gaga over this! Hope you put your fire out, seems exploding computers is becoming a thing...had my own version this week too. big hugs and happy weekend my friend.

    OK, DT hat on now. Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday for our 'Watches/Clocks' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. Well that sucks about your computer Bubbles. Hope yours is okay and everything is working well. Mine will be back home on Monday and hopefully be working 100 times better. Hope you have an awesome weekend dearie! Hugz to you muffin!

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  2. WOW!!! This is awesome-sauce!!! Sorry had to steal your expression cause this IS TOTALLY AWESOME!!! I love that you save clock and gear for special occasion :) I do the same thing with some embellishments, especially metal ones...Your card is so beautifully handsome :) Love it cupcake!!!

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    1. I do hoard certain things, and even have to think twice before using them. Hehe! You can use any of my sayings dearie! No worries. Huge hugz to you muffin!

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  3. This is quite intriguing! Love the texture and the overall feel of this card. Awesome!
    Sandy xx

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    1. Why thank you bunches Sandy! This was a grab and use kind of design. I saw items on my art desk and used what was there. Hugz!

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  4. This is AMAZEBALLS, as you would say! Really, it's soooo totally cool, my friend! What a background, wooow! A perfect rust/patina effects that I adore! That crossword sentiment is such a fabulous idea! Fantastic card, indeed!
    Huge hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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    1. Lol. I am thinking that patina is my new fave, so many different ways to make a patina look and get messy at the same time. haha! Thanks you Branka hun! Huge hugz to you muffin!

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  5. This is a wonderful project! Great textures and colors and so much detail in it!
    Thank you for joining TioT's with it!
    oxo
    Susi

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  6. This is a fabulous card, love all the textures and details. I'm sure your Dad will be thrilled with this.
    Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
    Avril xx

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    1. He sure did enjoy it, I think. Lol! Thank you Avril!

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  7. Stunning project, Nikki! The colours work so well and I love the background texture. Great design and a wonderful way to used the words, I'm sure your father loves it. Very creative as always.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar xx

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    1. Words and books are our speciality (my father and I) so it was meant to be in this design. :) Thank you Marjik!

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  8. Just sooooo divine Nikki! Love the colour, the texture and the BRILLIANT way you've used all that letters:) Fabulous! Thanks so much for joining in with us at TioT:):)

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    1. Haha! Can you tell I liked Spelling Bees? Hehe! Thanks Lucyna! :)

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  9. Ooh such beautiful shimmer of emerald green... won my heart already :) The words are so perfect too, your Dad will love it for sure. Hugs huni xxx

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    1. I just love using LSG sprays. All the colors I have work beautifully together and the shimmer is amazeballs. Thanks Gee! Hugz to you muffin.

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  10. What a gorgeous card! LOVE how you did the sentiment!

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  11. Hi Niki. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! This Father's Day card is really neat. I love your design and how you've incorporated "FATHER" into your sentiment. Very clever! Your embossed background and rusty/patina background looks wonderful! <3 Candy

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    1. Love me some patina colors and darker colors as well. Thanks for stopping by Candy! Hugz.

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  12. Laptops and fire? Not a great combination! Your card is so, so clever and innovative, I just love it. The background is gorgeous and I love how you used the words. I would love to have seen your dad's face when he opened this beauty! Anne x

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    1. Laptop and fire=expensive repair but I need my laptop! You know how that goes. Lol! Thanks Anne! I do believe my father was surprised because I have never made him anything (other than on grade school). Hugz.

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  13. Niki, your card for your Pops is outstanding! Thank you for sharing the process to get to the beautiful finish which truly IS a gift by itself! I'll bet he will cherish this always. His face must have been so fun to watch! Enjoy your grilled dinner with him and don't try using your laptop for the fire, okay?!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Lol! Darnell, you are such a tongue in cheek lady and tickle me every time I visit you blog or you visit mine. Thanks bunches darlin!

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  14. Wow, Niki! Your Pop must have loved his card and promise of a home cooked meal! This is a work of art, Punkin, not a card! Ohhh, how I love those rusted and crusted background panels! And you have hit the nail on the head with Pamellia's technique...you got the look of a real nail using that crafter's foam! And your sentiment is so unique...I bet your Dad cried! Tears of pride! Hugs to you! Happy weekend!

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    1. I think I need to try more ways of creating patina effects with paints and such. There are so many wonderful colors that create patina and I need to dissect it more. Lol! Hugz to you muffin and hope you have an awesome sauce weekend!

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  15. Wow, how neat. There's lots of work and thought gone into making this card. Thanks for entering the challenge at ASOI this month.

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    1. Thank you for the sweet words Jaine! Awww! Hugz.

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  16. Niki, this is gorgeous! The patterns are wonderful! Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x

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