Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Clean and Simple for Father’s Day :)

Hello again!! :)

Well, I'm back with my second Father's Day card which was for my Grandad this time- as promised, if a day later than planned and very late at night, but if I don't post this while my brain's playing nice(r!) it might be the weekend before I can!!lol-:) It's another uncoloured image- I started looking at my images differently after we were given this challenge, and especially after seeing the fab 'Uncoloured' inspiration from the rest of my fellow PCC DT and the entries I saw around blogland, as I loved the look- I think there are quite a few stamps I could try this with... and I can't pretend that the energy and time saved not spending ages trying to get my colouring right isn't a bonus while I'm still limited for energy!lol ;D

The stamps are from a fab Kanban set I got from QVC a couple of weeks ago - I watched quite a bit of craft tv while I was feeling at my worst and at first I felt so ill that I wasn't really with it enough to be tempted by anything but this TSV got through the fog by the end of the day- you know when you're convinced you don't want something and think it's safe to keep watching just for the inspiration... and the next thing you know...!?!lol Still, guess I needed a pick me up and this lot'll keep me busy for ages! :)

So, I needed to keep this one pretty simple again but I still wanted to do something a bit special and different for my lovely Grandad- who lived by the sea much of his life 'til recently and still misses it alot- so I tried a new technique for me and stamped onto a card blank and the Nestie shape at the same time with some of the stamp over the edges of the Nestie (stuck the shape in position on the card with 2-way glue to be on the safe side!!lol) and heat embossed the image, then cut a mat layer of silver linen-textured card to add some dimension and interest. It's very simple but I'm actually really pleased with the effect :) :)

The list:
  • 6" Sq. white card blank
  • Images all from a clear stamp sheet from Kanban (bought as part of a set from QVC)
  • Nestie Labels 2
  • Versamagic ink in Aegean Blue and Aspen Mist - these inks took the embossing powder so beautifully, too, unlike other chalk inks I've had and the effect is so smooth and glossy irl :)
  • Heat Tool and Clear Embossing Powder

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges: Colour Create - Blue, White and Grey :) ; Lexi's Creations - No Sentiment :) ; Totally Papercrafts - Say It  With Dies or Punches :) ; Dream Valley - Father's Day :) ; Little Claire's Designs - Cards for Men :) ; The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes :)

Thanks for stopping by again- hope you like the card! :) I'll hopefully be back next Monday with my next PCC card if not before so hope you'll stop by then! :)


Sandra said...

Stunning card........:) Sandra H

lalkygirl said...

stunning card rachel,i love the clean and simple design its so elegant,the anchor is the perfect embellie
thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Kristel said...

Woww I really love the card Rachel! Great work!
Hugs Kristel

coops said...

stunning card rachel.i love the design and fantastic image ;D

xx coops xx

Jacq said...

Hi Rachel,
Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the CAS style of your card,the image is beautiful, love the monochromatic scheme. A really elegant looking card. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

Carole of Brum said...

Now this is fantastic! Very clean and simple, and I love that image. Really well-drawn ones look better without colour anyway, and by the way nice feature with the scroll stamped off the edge of the Nestie. Bet your granddad will love it. CoB

Wendy said...

Fabulous card Rachel,lovely image.
Wendy xx

sparklingblackrose said...

I love this honey, you did really well :-) Elaine-xxx-

Mags said...

I'm not surprised you're pleased with this, hun, it is lovely! Thanks for describing what you did, I must have a go! Thanks for the inspiration and for joining in at Dream Valley!

luv, Mags x

Craftyanny said...

Love this!! A great image and use of embeliishments to make this CAS card
Thanks for joining the fun on Totally Papercrafts challenge
Anne x

Liz's creative corner said...

Love this look hun, great image too, thanks for joining us at colour create, hugs Liz xx

Louise said...

Fab card!
Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claire's this week x

Anonymous said...

A super card Rach! I am mega impressed with the whole swirl/flourish thing continuing onto the card blank!
Big hugs, Rach :) xx


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