Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Best Dad in the World Card & Papers

This week, the docrafts Creativity Club have part 2 of my ‘All Tooled Up Father’s Day' printables collection available to members to download. My Dad is due to go in for a back operation today, so I used a selection of them to create this card to wish him luck…

I used a Papermania recycled A6 Kraft card blank as a base them added a series of layered die-cut shapes (mounted onto card for strength). The top rectangle was created by running the distressed cream paper through my die-cutting machine with a lovely little dotted embossing folder I found in my craft bag!


I created a distressed effect by dragging a Papermania brown die ink across all the edges, then assembled the pieces onto the card using Stick it 3D foam pads for dimension. To finish, I wound some Papermania string around the card, then used a blob of silicone glue to attach the 
sentiment on the top.

I loved creating this collection of papers – it was a refreshing change to design something out if my comfort zone. The initial sketch were done when my kids were zooming around at a soft play – all the other Mums were gossiping or reading their kindles, I was sketching from a box of mixed nuts and bolts! I had a few funny looks! Here are the initial sketches…

I scanned them into my pc and worked them up before converting some of them into 
paper designs in illustrator using this colour palette...

I used last week’s blue collection to make this digital card layout...

I would love to hear your comments - it is such a help when designing papers to hear 
other people's opinions. Thank you for looking! 

                     Jill x


  1. Llovely will be taking a look at the club today x

    1. Thank you Jen, don't forget to share anything you make, it's lovely to see other people's interpretations! Jill x

  2. Stunning Jill, love the different embossing and distressing! Gorgeous!

    Linda xxx

  3. Fabulous card hun, so much to look at, great embossing and colors. Love the sketches to xx

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love the wonderful textured layers and the inking. This is a brilliant dimensional card that any dad would be so proud to get.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxxx

    1. Thank you Lisa, he was really chuffed! Jill x


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