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Monday, 3 June 2013

CCM 93 - Father’s Day plus midway reminder for Challenge 92

As I made a mistake over at CCM with the challenge dates I have decided to extend Challenge 92 Tri Shutter Card until Sunday 9th June, but we also have a new challenge today so you have the choice of two, or you can enter both.

So onto today’s challenge, which will run until 16th June.

‘As it's Father's Day here in the UK on 16th of June Feebsy would  like to see anything you've created for or have been inspired to make by an important male figure in your life. It could be anything from a card, a scrapbook page, a knitted scarf or a piece of altered art. It does not have to be specifically for Father's Day ( I don't want you spoiling a surprise for anyone) but let us know the inspiration behind your work.

We are sponsored by The Paper Shelter with a $20 gift voucher for their fabulous digi store, and also by Woodware Craft Collection with a £12 to be spent at any of their Retailers.

CCM 93 2

Now Feebsy wanted to know the influence behind our project so this is mine.

I made this card for my SIL, as he is the most important male figure in my life since he took over the role of protecting, nurturing and inspiring my beautiful Daughter. Sadly she didn't have the same fabulous male influence that I had in my own Dad, and until Steve (my SIL) came along she was actually a bit lost. He completes her and I am so happy they found each other. He collects Native American Art and figures and so I put a lot of effort into creating this card for him.

I started with the Dreamcatcher Element of the Card by stamping onto some gorgeous bronze handmade paper this lovely native american chief. I then die cut it with a spellbinder die, and then matted that onto black card. The whole thing is matter onto another layer of the bronze handmade paper (which has a consistency much more like card anyhow and was quite sturdy. To the back layer I added beaded feathers, like you see on the Dreamcatchers available to buy. I made these myself by firstly making some paper beads from some bronze handmade paper that had a gold design on it. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures at that stage, but basically you cut a very long thin triangle of paper and roll it from the thick end to the thin end, securing with glue at the tip only. Into those beads I threaded feathers, which I had first stitched bronze thread into the top of so I had something to secure them to the base of the Dreamcatcher with.

CCM 93 Dreamcatcher

The base of the card was created by stamping with a sticky inkpad onto the same black card that I used for the layer in the Dreamcatcher element and then embossing with Stampendous Stamp’n’bond embossing powder, which is one of the products brought to us here in the UK by Woodware, our sponsor. It’s a fabulous product because it means you don’t have to gunk up your stamps with any of those flitter glu products and once heated it becomes adhesive. I then spread guilding flakes over the stamped area and buffed it off until all the detail of the stamp was revealed.

Guilded scroll

The scrolly stamp I used has a distressed feel to it. But I have used the stamp’n’bond on very detailed images with excellent results.

I matted that layer onto the same card as I used in the Dreamcatcher and then that layer was matted onto some equally gorgeous handmade bronze paper/card with a fabulous bark feel about it.

I added the Dreamcatcher layer so that Steve could remove it if he wanted to and add to his wall.

I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Brown Sugar Challenge - #44 Masculine Birthday

Country View Crafts - #4 Die cuts

Crafting Musketeers - #2 Use A Stamped Image

C.R.A.F.T. - #209 Male

Glitter ‘n Sparkle - #35 B (My handmade beads)

Ladybug Crafts - June : For the Men In Your Life

Paper Crafting Journey - Masculine Cards

The Artistic Stamper - Makes For Men

The Crafting Cafe - June : Here Come the Boys

Sweet Pea Stampers - May : Birds of A Feather

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  1. Wow, Lin.....that's stunning! I love how you've made the dream catcher detachable. The image is you mind me asking where it's Son would love it! Your SIL sounds like a real special person, the kind of man every Mum wants for her Daughter.
    Hugs Jo x

  2. Lin this is absolutely brilliant I love everything about it!!!!
    Kevin xx

  3. What a lovely Native American card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “birds of a feather” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  4. Very original - great job! Thanks for playing Brown Sugar Masculine Birthday challenge!

  5. Fantastic work! I love love love what you've done!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe in our Here Come The Boys Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  6. Oh wow Lin fantastic card Lin, love the red Indian my son would love this, he's got a red Indian tattoo, his grandad was a big fan, when he died he had it done in remember acne of him.
    It's great love how love all the elements.

    Hugs Julie xxx

  7. A fabulous creation, love the textures image and handmade beads. Thank you for joining us over at Glitter n Sparkle, good luck

  8. Your card is absolutely stunning Lin and I can see how much thought and love you put in to your card. This is exactly what I was looking for when I came up with challenge, thank you for sharing your story with me. Your SIL sounds like a wonderful person.


  9. A lovely card, thanks for sharing.


  10. Fabulous card, I love how you've created the dream-catcher!

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog

    Happy Crafting!


  11. This is beautiful - thank you for joining in our challenge at Crafting Musketeers (Denise DT )

  12. Love the dream catcher idea makes an unusual card :)

  13. Gorgeous card Lin the dream catcher is magnificent, wow I love this!

  14. A gorgeous card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers , Fran (DT) xxx

  15. This is so cool! Love the theme and the decos look awesome!

    Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck!

  16. This is absolutly stunning! Beautiful detail work, of course I've always liked dreamcathchers.

  17. Beautiful Card! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers this month .

  18. A fabulous card, your dream catcher is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts in our die-cuts challenge.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog...I hope you go to Clearly Digi Stamps for the FREE image!! If you make something with it let me know I would love to see it!

    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT

  20. Wow a really beautiful card - love that scrolly background! Thanks for playing along at The Crafting Cafe this month, Claire x


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