Sunday, 19 June 2011

Happy Fathers Day Dad!!

Morning all and Happy Fathers Day to everyone here in the UK!

I am working this weekend so unfortunately cannot spend the day with my dad as he lives 30 miles away. I did however, manage to get over on thursday night to see him and drop off his present and card. So what better day to share this card with you.

Again, I used some of my new stash on this card. I am so impatient, I dn't know about you but I just need to use as much new stash as I can, as soon as I can after it arrives!!

I left the inside void of a sentiment inside and just decorated it simply as I wanted more space to add a personalised message myself.

I also made a quick and simple matching gift tag for my dads gift....

With a little sentiment on the other side and just enough room to write who it's from...


Materials

CS: SU Choc Chip, Cherry Cobbler, NIght of Navy and Naturals Ivory

Papers: Retired designer paper sponged with cherry cobbler ink

Stamps: SU Occasional Greetings, Solid Stripes, Afterthoughts, French Foliage

Tools: SU Square lattice embossing folder, SU Scallop Border Punch, Sponges for distressing

Misc: SU Markers, Choc Chip Grosgrain ribon (retired)


It wasn't until after I'd finished the card that I realised it had a very American feel to it, what with the colours and the striped background. I used a stamp from French Foliage to create the subtly ink splodged background. I just love this ink splot design stamp fom the french foliage set. If I'm honest, I only bought the set for this stamp and the french script stamp and at only £13.95 for the clear set of 6 stamps it is such a bargain I just couldn't resist.

Well I hope you all have a great day with your families. I only have 3 more sleeps until I go on my belated honeymoon (we got married in March) on wednesday. I am sooooooo excited I can't wait. So if you don't see me around blogland for a few weeks, please forgive me as I'll be on a beach in the Indian Ocean, sipping cocktails with my gorgeous husband!!

Bye for now.

Hugs, Vitcoria ~x~

11 comments:

CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Vicky, love the colours!
Clairex

Wishcraft said...

Great card Vicky. Fab colours and love that inky splodge stamp :o) Hope you have a fabulous honeymoon if I don't 'see' you before! Lisa x

Donna said...

Gorgeous card and tag - I bet your dad loved them. Hope you have a fabby belated honeymoon x

Riet said...

So beautiful Vicky.

Hugs Riet.xx

Julie said...

Brill card and hope you have a fantastic honeymoon !
Julie x

Jenny said...

Lovely card Vicky, the ink splodge stamp works well for the background.
Have a wonderful time on your honeymoon:)
Jenny x

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous Vicky. Have a great honeymoon.
luv
Debby

Juls said...

this is just fab! Hugs Juls

Vicky Hayes said...

I love your fathers' day card with its patriotic feel. And what an excellent way to use the splodge from French Foliage. (I've just taken delivery of mine too and of course all the inks have been out already!)

You'll be all packed and ready to go then Vicky! Have a fantastic time!

Sue said...

Super card Vicky. I've had my eye on that embossing folder for a while - glad to see it's in the SU catalogue over here now. A great matching tag too.

Hope you have a wonderful time on your honeymoon. Sue.x

Sarah-Jane said...

Well, I really hope you had a wonderful honeymoon :-) love this card too and thanks for visiting me today! x
Hugs xx