Monday, June 18, 2012

Grunge Father's Day cards

Hello! Hope everyone had a great Father's Day weekend.  Between Father's day and my son, Ryan's birthday, I was so busy and barely had any time for crafting other than to make a few last minute Father's Day cards.  I wanted to share those with you all!  These cards were made for my husband and my Dad and I basically used the same papers and techniques for both.  I decided to go "grunge" style which is always cool for a more masculine card! The paper collection I used was from DCWV "The Timeless Stack".  For both cards, I layered two papers over one another and tore the top paper so pieces of the bottom paper would show a little more.  I used my TH distress tool on each paper layer and edged them in distress inks "Walnut Stain" and "Black soot". The top card, I used a new Spellbinder flower in which you fold and tuck the petals.  I realized after cutting this that I should have used a dual sided paper.  However, I didn't want it to go to waste so I just used some stickles in "Black Diamond" to cover the parts folded over so that it didn't look so white.  For the 2nd card, I used the Tim Holtz "Weathered Clock" die cut and used some TH Distress embossing powder in "Black Soot" in some parts. I also sprayed some Tattered Angels "Crushed Shells" so that it wasn't completely white in the uncovered parts.  Both cards have TH gears and tokens.  They also have cut outs from the paper collection and the stamped sayings are from MFT "Sentimental about Fathers".  The cards were enjoyed by the recipients! :)  I hope you all enjoyed them too!  Thanks for stopping by! Have a great rest of the week!


  1. Great cards Marcy! I love that look! I am loving that TH die you used. I thought it was the mask at first. Very cool. I am finding I can't put down my distress inks lately. I love all the little details you put into these cards. Glad your dad and hubby loved them...

  2. Fabulous job on both cards. Love the grunge look and your layouts and papers were perfect for the men in your life.

  3. I love what you did with layering the two papers and ripping the top one, I'm going to have to try that. Two great grunge cards!