My dad was always the go-to man when we were young, now my Husband fills the role with our kids, though now they are young men he doesn't spend QUITE so much time responding to "those" calls, lol. Craft Your Days Away has Fathers Day as it's challenge this time,Do It With Digis has "It's All About The Boys" and Digi Stamps 4 Joy has Boys Boys Boys, so I'm entering there.
I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash, you know I love symmetry, so this was such an easy sketch for me. The new or neglected stash on this card, is just about everything on it.
The digistamp from Just Inklined is one of many I've bought and not used - until now :-) He is Aubery Bumblethorpe and I think he- along with so many of his stable mates- has that great cute but not cutesy property you need for mens cards.
Aubery is coloured with Copics, I've added Gloss to his glasses. The image is popped up on foam dots, of course! and even though he is a little oversized for his mat, I think it works... and Craft Your Passion has Let It All Hang Out (have something hanging over the edge, not what you're thinking, tsk!) as it's challenge this time, so it means I can enter there.
The green foil mats behind the image and the sentiment were cut with Nestabilities Standard Circles; the large one embossed with Cuttlebugs Seeing Spots folder. Embossed foil always adds a little "lift", methinks. My Time To Craft has Use a Die Cut and Digital Tuesday has Add some texture so I'm entering those challenges.
The great chain looking ribbon effort (I don't know what you'd call it!) came from the recent Craft Show held in Perth: as is always the case with these things, I didn't know if I'd use it, now I wish I'd bought more!
The spanner is metal, from a set I bought from Regal Craft, they're really heavy and ideal (I think!) for mens cards, it goes really well with the theme of the paper, which is from Kaisercraft (as is so much of the paper I use, lol), it is the Konstrukt range, the stripy paper is from the Utopia range.
I used "Happy Father's Day" from Sentiments 4 You - one of the sponsors over at the HCTB challenge this time...Lynne has LOADS of great sentiments available for all occassions, go and check it out (oodles of freebies too!) or you could always enter the challenge and win some! The screw in the centre is a sticker that I've had for years, love using up stuff like that, though the flow of goods is definitely inwards, lol.
I decorated the inside of this card in the simplest of fashions: adding a piece of Konstrukt paper with a Nestie circle cut out of it and a bit of the chain trim...it's all it needed.
I hope you like my card, it is one of the few that I've done that I really liked from the beginning and still liked at the end! It "fell" together and looked as I thought it would...now if only my next one goes so well, I may be able to get a few more made.
Until next time, Happy Crafting, Dee