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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Oh Dad, You're Such a Card!!!!

Just sharing the card I made for my FIL for Father's Day. I'm itching to make a 'proper' card, but at the moment I seem to be chasing my tail, so I had to use another quick decoupage sheet.

I began with a square base card, and matted the BP onto red card. I cut 2 card label-nesties in red and black, and decoupaged the fan of playing cards using several layers.....I have tried to take a couple of pics to show you the effect....(see later pics in this post.) I mounted them on the card, and added a few red & black gems and a ribbon. I cut out 2 spades images and also used those to decorate. The senti came with the decoupage sheet.

 Inside the card.

 Decoupaged layers.

 I think the layers are quite effective....

So there it is, my FIL's card, which my DH asked me to keep simple (he's not a fan of 'fussy' or sentimental cards!!!)

Thanks for looking!


jackid said...

Hi Ali love this card have you tried using playing cards from crackers they are great for this type of card I have used them on a couple but this is fantastic I'm sure your FiL will love it
Jacki xx

Catherine said...

There's just something about playing cards that appeal to me, as I don't really have any card playing skills, but when I visited Florence once I bought a really beautiful set of playing cards with fabulous vintage art on them.

Dawn said...

Great make Ali! I'm sure your FIL will be thrilled with it! Hope you & the family are all well!
I agree with Jacki, these little playing cards are fabby for cards!
Dawn xxx