Monday, 9 June 2014

For A Great Dad

Today I am sharing a decoupaged card for a change, using yet another fab House Mouse Design. As it's Father's Day next Sunday here in the UK, I thought it was appropriate to go with a male themed card. I know it's not Autumn yet, but the last card was Christmas, so I am working my way back through the seasons!

To start, I have used a sheet of decoupage from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse Autumn collection, which is sadly not available on her site any longer.  I used my Spellbinders dies to make a shaped card and I used the same die set to make a mat with Coredinations cardstock. I then cut an aperture with a Spellbinders rectangle die and sanded down all the edges to reveal the core colour. I layered the aperture over the decoupage to frame the image. I then made these lovely leaves with dies and distress inks, to give the leaves a bit more dimension, I turned them over after I had inked them and used a ball tool to make them pop out a bit more, rather than being flat. I have done these leaves before and love the way they turn out. I added some stitched ribbon and a die cut button from kraft card, which I also distressed. I stamped a sentiment onto kraft card and again distressed the edges. Finally I added some brown card Candi to give a finishing touch to the corners. 

 You can see the layers of the decoupage clearer on this picture. 
Products used:

  • Spellbinders Dies - Grand Labels 1 - Rectangles
  • Impression Obsession Dies - Leaves
  • House Mouse Decoupage - Joanna Sheen - Autumn
  • Coredinations Cardstock - Vintage Collection
  • Brown Cardstock - Papermill Direct
  • Sentiment Stamp - Woodware - Larger Tie Set
  • Kraft Card - Joy Crafts
  • Distress Inks - Peeled Paint - Spiced Marmalade - Vintage Photo - Walnut Stain - Aged Mahogany 
  • Die-namics Die - Buttons
  • Ribbon from stash
  • Card Candi - Craftwork Cards
I have been inspired to enter the following challenges:


  1. What a wonderful card Fern. Love the super HM decoupage image and all the fabulous details xx

  2. This is a gorgeous card Fern, I love the shape and your fabulous image - your colours and embellishments are perfect.
    Thank you for joining in with my Lots of Layers challenge at the House-Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge.

  3. Oh my goodness! This is simply GORGEOUS! Love all those layers!!! It's amazing!

    Big Hugs,

  4. Another fabulous card. Love your decoupage and the colours are great. That image is just too cute! Lx

  5. What a fun card for Dad. Great rich colors and beautiful layers on that decoupage. Love the leaf
    corner. Thanks for joining us for the House mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Another Beauty.


  6. How cute this is done up and makes for a great masculine card. Love the added leaves and button as a coordinating embellishment. Thank you for allowing us to see your creation here at House Mouse challenge.

  7. Wonderful decoupage Fern, gorgeous colours as well and all your added gorgeousness is just for a dad.xx

  8. Lovely sweet card, thanks for sharing and joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N x

  9. Fern, I have had to close Memories to Keep and open a new blog due to hackers...please pop over and join up and join in my candy...cheers, aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start

  10. Wonderful card, I like the image the colours and the design, Thanks for joining in with us at Ooh La la, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  11. Hi Fern what a fab shape & design this stunning colour combo pops out with the black am sure your dad will love this card..great take on the Layers chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends Mon chall this time.

    smiles Christine x

  12. Great card Fern. Love the colours & everything about it. Ann x

  13. Great card Fern. Very good decoupage & I love the colours. A great masculine card. Crafty hugs x

  14. Lovely card - great fun image.
    Thank you for sharing at Cutie Pies 'Cute One For Dad' challenge and good luck x Susan x


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