Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Happy Father's Day

Getting a little head start as these months are speeding by at an alarming rate.

I've used a few manufacturers on todays card and although I was not aiming for a New York Times vibe, it sorted of evolved into a headline all on its own - see what you think...

So I've used a stencil from Altenew, the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn and the caped cutie is from Clearly Besotted.

I started by stencilling the city scene in DOX hickory smoke with very little ink for the background to create the illusion of distance.  Moved the stencil and used the same ink, applied it heavier and darker for the middle ground.  I went with black for the foreground and added some highlights keeping it stronger on the foreground and limiting the highlights in the background.

To finish the card I stamped the puppy onto the 'Happy' in a Superman-esque pose and coloured him pretty much the same as Superman.  To be truthful I'm quite the DC geek and I didn't realise how this was turning out until I stepped away and laughed at my inner consciousness taking over... hey ho, life can be amusing :)

Challenge Links...

Watercooler Wednesday - Tristans Masculine Anything Goes
The Male Room - Anything Goes, twist Origami - (playing with just AG part)
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Just Us Girls - Trend Week, Big Bold Letters


  1. Love your caped cutie for sure! A super Father's Day card!!!! So happy you joined us this week for our Trend Challenge at Just Us Girls!

  2. Super cute card. Your super Dad is adorable. Love the stenciled background.

  3. You did a fabulous job working with the stencil! The cityscape looks amazing, and that cute little super critter looks amazing sitting on the sentiment! Great father's day card!

  4. What a wonderful card..
    Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  5. Hi Claire, a super cute caped crusader for Father's Day, looks like he is keeping watch over the city... have a wonderful weekend... Megan

  6. Super card Claire. I love how you have created depth with your stenciling and your little caped crusader looks so cute on top of the word.BRILLIANT!

  7. Love your card Claire. Great scene with the shaded skyline. Love the colouring of your super doggie. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

  8. Very cute card! I especially like your skyline. Thanks for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday!

  9. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at ATSM, good luck!!! Amy DT

  10. I think this is amazing and a perfect Father's Day card. The skyline is fab and the highlights really make such a difference. Love the super cute superhero!! xx

  11. Love this card. The scene is just so cute for Fathers Day. Hugs Mrs A.

  12. Wonderful work,
    Thank you for joining at Addicted to Stamps and More and waiting to see next time.

    Meena DT

  13. What a delightful card, love what you did to the skyline and the the caped wonder. I'm sure he will LOVE it. Thank you so much for joining us in our Anything Goes/ Origami challenge at The Male Room this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith The Male Room DT
    Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

    The Male Room

  14. Such a cute and fun card. Love the bold lines. Thank you for playing with us at The Male Room Challenge.

    -Lise Mariann, DT at The Male Room


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