Sunday, 15 June 2008

He's A Right Bobby Dazzler

"He" is my lovely Father-In-Law who really is a treasure and I love him loads. He is a retired Policeman and I happened across the perfect stamp to use to make his Fathers' Day card.

The stamp is by Lost Coast Designs and I bought it from Scrapz. If you haven't visited Scrapz yet, you really must because Karen has soooo many heavenly Lost Coast stamps to buy and they are really very good!

I started this card by stamping the Policemen in Blue Archival ink and then masking them individually. This was fiddly to do but so worth it! I then stamped the Barbed Wire - also from Lost Coast Designs - over the top of the masks using black VersaFine ink.

Next, I used Cut & Dry to colour the card piece using Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I then matted the card onto blue Bazzill and then another piece of card which I had also "distressed" with the Faded Jeans.

I used a bubble stamp from PaperBag Studios and randomly stamped this with Faded Jeans onto the main cardstock. I used a piece of Cut & Dry to smudge the images and make them more blended. I again stamped the Barbed Wire a few times across the middle of the cardstock and then stuck the main image over it.

Finally, I added a little sentiment which I made using StudioG Alpha's....I thought that the words were rather perfect for him 'cos he is a Bobby Dazzler! :O))

I spoke to FiL this morning and he is chuffed with his card - he said it is one of the nicest cards he has ever received, bless him.

Thanks for looking!
Hels x


Minx said...

Love it, especially the wording, very clever xxx

Heather's Creations said...

I am not surprised your FIL loved it :) you have put alot of work into it and it shows :) Beautiful in everyway.

Heather x

Andrea said...

Hels I saw you make this and I said then its divine and its still divine, might have to copy this design for myself xx

Ann said...

It's brilliant Hels & so appropriate for your FIL - BET HE WAS THRILLED!!

Anne said...

It's lovely Hels, and how great you found such an appropriate stamp - bet he was thrilled to little mintballs :-D
Little Lion xx
(hope you sleep well tonight x)

Anne said...

Actually that should have been 'chuffed to little mintballs' haha
Anne xx

Lesley said...

Lovely card xxx

Linda Elbourne said...

Hels - I did n't see you make this but if I had I would have said then that it was divine because it is divine! LOL In fact I love this more than I love a man in uniform!!!!

jami said...

Love this card. Super cute.

Angie C said...

Fabby card Hels

Kim said...

its fabulous not surprised your bobby dazzler luved it...

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