Tuesday, 23 June 2015

A Quick, Simple card for this Year's Fathers Day

Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking time out to visit my little blog. 
Thank you to Desire Fourie for joining the dance. 
Gail, I don't do anything hard with Serif. It's usually pick a "material" drag it onto page. Add an embellishment and a bit of text. These days, because my computer technician (daughter!) no longer lives at home I do try to create cards without logging onto my laptop and use my dies instead or hybrid craft with both

You may recall that last week just seemed to disappear for me and I so wanted to send a card to my dad that I created this in about 10 minutes flat AND managed to get it in the post on Saturday morning. My dad is retired and plays golf but I've made soooo many cards with a golfing image and/or beer! I wanted to do something different

I was really pleased with the result because, I don't know about you, it wasn't a "happy accident" as is usually the case with me. I will definitely create similar ones in other colour combinations.
I created it using a piece of "material" from Serif - Butterfly Motifs. I sized it to fit largest die in Sue Wilson's NY collection - Herald Squares and placed the text, sized to fit the smaller die in the same set, slap bang in the middle of it (click on "material" hold "Shift" key and click on text - go to "Align" tab and centre. I cut the text out with the smaller die i.e. gutting the card. No waste. I matted this onto the decorative die in black and 3D foam onto the bigger piece and matted it onto black. Took more time to explain than actually make. Would be great for batch making. Can make two cards from one piece of A4 card.

After visiting our son's grave on Sunday (OH wanted to go as it was Father's Day) we met up with our daughter and had a fab afternoon dancing Salsa

I hope you like this simple card (a bit embarrassing to show as it was so easy). It will be so easy to adapt


  1. It does not matter how easy it was it still looks great. xx

  2. I think this is a lovely card Karen doesn't matter how simple or how complicated it is as long as you get the right result. Best wishes Jackie x

  3. Your card is fabulous. I'm afraid I don't understand a word about how you made it but am sure thats just me!


  4. Hi Karen what a great father's day card I love the colour and your design is wonderful. It's not too fussy for the men.

    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

  5. Hi Karen, thank you for your comment on my blog.
    Think your Father's day card is brilliant, fab colors and details.
    Hugs Pam x

  6. Karen, simple but very effective. A great design that can be made to cover many occasions. Hazel x

  7. Hello Karen,
    This may be quick and simple to you, but you lost me at the start of the second paragraph!!! It's a lovely card, beautiful in it's simplicity and perfect for Father's Day. Maureen x

  8. Hi Karen
    Hope Blogger behaves and let's this publish.
    Easy is more than fine with me. Its a great card and doesn't need any whistles and bells.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  9. Hi Karen, a beautiful design of card, very classy and stylish. Love your colour combo, a great male card.

    Hugs Erika. x

  10. Hi Karen,
    what a very beautiful card.
    Just perfect for the occasion.
    Love the design, and your fab use of dies.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Good evening Karen
    well to you it may be simple but for me it is a lovely card just right for the occasion and also will double up for many more occasions too.
    Thank you for the lesson on Serif I have it but have never tried what you have done so now I know just what to do will give it a try.
    With love
    Margaret xxx