Sunday, 20 June 2010

Vintage Fathers Day Card

Hello and welcome to my new card. It's Fathers Day so what better card to show you than the one I made for my Dad...

All papers used were made by me on the computer and printed on hessian embossed card..
The picture used on the front was sourced from the internet and is called La Scapigliata by Leonardo Da Vinci. Her hair is "highlighted" with very small gold stitches ( I apologise for my stitching. Sewing is not one of my strong points)
"DAD" was first stamped using Anna Griffin "Elegant Engraving Alphabet" clear stamps and again hand stitched and rhinestones added.
The hinge, lock and key were made using Tim Holtz Alterations Hardware Findings die, thick grey cardboard that was inked with Tim Holtz Distress inks - Frayed Burlap, Vintage photo and Firebrick red. Then they were inked with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder Black soot. I used the die in my Cuttlebug using the sandwich - B plate, die (cutting side up), card then B plate again. I ran it through twice to make sure it went through the card.
The flourishes on the inside were made with Tim Holtz Alterations Elegant Flourishes die and hand stitched on.
The passage was printed on Jacquard Inkjet Silk, and the word love was again hand stitched. The font used is FranciscoLucas llana, a free font from abstract fonts.
And here's the present I gave to my Dad

Thank you for looking and Take care & keep smiling


Els G. said...

Hi Ann, love your card! I even like the Tim Holtz Alterations. I was never very fond of them because they looked a bit too gothic or Tim Burton like (can't find the right word but you know what I mean, don't you?). Should try them the 'vintage' way too! :-)

Love the bonsai! Is it an oak tree? It's gorgeous!
Over here Fathers Day was celebrated a week ago (we had another one in March, as we have 2 dates for Mothers Day too).

All my love to you, your Dad, Alex and Mitzi.
Hugs from Belgium,

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What a beautiful card and that technique "Her hair is "highlighted" with very small gold stitches"
is so amazing, I'm excited. Fantastic art work!
Have a nice week,
hugs Anja

Pikkutassun tarinoita said...

Hi Ann!
This is wonderfull card :)

Hugs Eveliina