Thursday, 18 June 2009

Fathers Card

A Birthday card for my Father in law, I have really struggled with Fathers Day coming up this being the first since I lost my dear Dad so I actually bought my Father in Law a card for that, however, it is also his Birthday on Friday so I made him this card and left off the Father wording and that seemed to make it easier for me.
The card was inspired by a photo I took whilst in Appleby Magna (Staffordshire) I love these colours as they are so warming.
The tree stamp is a Graphicus Stamp inked with Close to Cocoa ink then touched with the Inkssentials gel pen to add the highlights, I sponged the edges of the card with the same coloured ink to add depth to the card.



Ohhhh I love this Button, not cheap to buy but hey isn't it gorgeous.



The card was made so I thought I'd carry on the theme to a bag to house some toffees.
The template for the Bag can be bought at The Digichick

13 comments:

Julie said...

What a great card and love the bag design. I know what you mean about finding it hard to make Fathers day cards. I couldn't bring myself to make any for a few years after my dad died but now it is easier and I make them for my daughter to give to her dad although you can never forget and nor would you want to!

My'scardcorner said...

Thats lovley Jak and youve got me looking at buttons as like the effect with the ribbon for a change :0) Yes it is hard on the special days isnt it ? :00)

Mad Mary said...

Fantastic card and Bag Jak, love the button too. I have hundreds of buttons as i used to knit a lot but not so much now that i make cards. You are right about the stamp, it does remind you of your wonderful picture.

Mary x

lynne said...

fantasic card and bag lynne xxx

Bev said...

Jak the card is beautiful. love it, know where ya coming fro with fathers day this yr, as i am feeling the same.I have had 3 orders for cards come in, and i am struggling to make them.hope all goes ok for you suunday hun.....
Bev xxx

Jean said...

Absolutely love these Jak. My kind of colours and elements.

Anonymous said...

beautiful card and bag, Jak-very peaceful, calming colours, beautifully executed. Yes this image is reminiscent of one of the photos you kindly shared with us.

Alice (beemer)

Nicki said...

This is such a lovely design, and the button is pretty! and love the sepia tones too
Nicki
x

HEIMLAGA said...

I just ♥ this card! its beautiful :O)

Emily said...

Absolutely beautiful Jak! The colors are amazing! I know what you mean about finding Father's Day hard after losing your father. My dad will be gone 3 years this Sept. and everytime I see Father's Day cards my heart aches. It does take a while to heal for sure, but you will.

Linda said...

Jak, the card and bag are fabulous. I am sure your father-in-law will be chuffed to bits when he receives them.

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Stunning card Jak, love the colours, beautiful button.
My Dad died in 1972, he was only 47, so I know how hard it is,it does get easier as time passes, although you never forget.
Thinking of you and your family

Chris xx

Anne said...

What a beautiful card Jak and the button is WOW. I know it's a cliche but things do get easier with time and nobody can ever take all the wonderful memories away. xx