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Monday, 13 June 2011

Blue and Brown Father's Day Sugar Nellie Knight

Here is the design of this year's Father's Day cards that I've made for my dad and hubby's dad. I decided to go with the Sugar Nellie Knight image.


The image was stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink and coloured using Copic sketch markers:
  • Armour: C0, C1, C3, C4, C6
  • Sword: C2, C4, C6
  • Skin: E00, E13, E21, E51
  • Shield: W1, W3, W5, W7, B32, B34, B37, B39, E31, E33, E35
  • Feather: B32, B34, B37, B39
  • Shadow: W1, W3, W5
Somehow I actually managed to get the armour and shield to look quite metallic and shiny!!

The corners were rounded using the large XCut corner rounder punch and matted onto bronze shimmer paper and navy card.


A panel of the Jute paper from the Basic Grey Granola paper pad was matted onto the navy card, punched with the XCut Diamonds border punch.

I wanted to add an element of texture but also keep it masculine, so four holes were punched using the Cropodile Big Bite and the Stampin' Up Mat Pack template and small dark blue Papermania eyelets were added. The holes were then threaded with a double strand of tan hemp cord from Hobbycraft.

The card was assembled and the 'Happy Father's Day' sentiment, from Elzybells, was stamped in the corner using Versafine Majestic Blue archival pigment ink.

Here are the challenges I am entering this card into:

83 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fab card Kathleen, love way you have coloured the image to make the knight's armour look metallic
Sue (bearhouse DC)

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh look, its working now. I can actually leave a comment. Brilliant card Kathleen, I love the cord detail and I think the Knight image is fantastic, perfectly coloured. Thanks for the help on how to leave a comment too. Lee xx

maryr917 said...

saw your card on the inspire me fridays blog-it's a great card for father's day. love your awesome coloring of the image as well

Anonymous said...

That's a lovely card, Kathleen. I particularly like the shading on the shield etc it looks so like-like. Mary....docrafts name Mary E

Nikki Byrne said...

Fabulous afthers day card the image has been coloured fantastically and I love the eyelets and thread. Thank you for joining our first challenge at craft room challenge. Nikki DT

Wendi said...

Wow gorgeous card I love the eyelet and cord and you have done some fab colouring
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
Wendi

Wendy said...

Fabulous Fathers Day card Kathleen,great image.
Wendy xx

Carolyn said...

Wonderful fathers day card that you posted to make it Monday. You colouring is really fantastic.

Carolyn W

Jemima's Jems said...

fabulous mans card, great image and a fab colour combo..i love it:)


Thank you for joining us at MMCS

JJ
xx

Crafty_Fairie said...

Fab card !!! thanks for joining in at CRAFT.

Kerry

McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card, Thanks for joining in with us at C.R.A.F.T Challenge.
Kevin xx

Maria said...

Hi Kathleen, great Fathers' Day card - you've coloured the armour in brilliantly! Good luck in the Craft Room Challenge, and thanks for joining us - hope to see you again soon. Maria x

Alizabethy said...

Great card - and I love how you have coloured it too!

Georgina said...

A great card. Love the image and colours you have used. Great colouring. The thread and eyelets just finishes the card.

Thank you for joining Little Claire's blog challenge

Poppit said...

Oh, totally adorable! I just love the image and your design. Thanks for joining us for this week's Cupcake Challenge. x

sandy's crafty bits said...

wow what a super card kathleen ... any man/boy would be happy with this one ... well done ... happy crafting love sandy xx

Zoechaos said...

Everyone's knight in shining armour Thank you for sharing a second card with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Bea said...

Great card, and perfectly coloured image

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week

Bea

maxine said...

Great card thanks for joining us at little claire

-Agnes- said...

Hi, I saw your card on Make it Monday - love the colour scheme and details on this father's day card!

Jan said...

What a fab & fun card, thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan DT

Debbie said...

Love your Knight in Shinning Armor.. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Inspirations this week Hope to see you again soon.

Hugs
Debbie

Joanne Gilch said...

Yeppers, you did manage to get that armor looking fantastic and shiny!!!!
Great card...thanks for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles.

Carole of Brum said...

A great design of card, Kathleen, it looks fab and I love the knight theme, just perfect for our important chaps. You can't beat eyelets for male card embellies, don't think I ever make a man card without them, lol. You got a great sheen on the shield with the blues, nice shading gradient there! CoB

Linda B said...

Oh my, this is just too cute... LOVE it! Beautiful work!!!

Janeen said...

What a grand idea for dad, Knight in shining armor. Cute as can be. Thanks for playing with us at Speedy's Friends. Good Luck in the drawing, Kathleen

Winnie and Patty said...

oh what a great knight in shining armour Father's Day card!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Trinh said...

Great father's day card! Love the knight in shining armour. Thanks for playing in a Mami Doodles challenge!

Silke Ledlow said...

Kathleen, your card is totally cute...what a sweet image! Thank you for joining us at the FTTC this week! Hugs ~S~

Sandra said...

Gorgeous card.....:)

Rhonda said...

Awesome! The Knight is just perfect for Father's Day. The whole card is Perfect!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles.

Melody said...

Oh this little knight is just darling!! Thanks for playing in our challenge!

~Melody

DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

redwasher1 said...

Your card is gorgeous!!!!
Thanks for sharing your card with us at Speedy's Friends.

Karen said...

Awww WOW how cool, I love the King Arthur (hehhee I dont know if that is what he is called - but that's what I'm calling him!! LOL) Your papers are really awesome too:-) Thanks so much for playing at Paper Play this week:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card thank you for joining us at Alphabet Challenge & Sparkles this time xx

Curlybear said...

Super cute card fabulous image and colouring,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 138 A male Card

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :) x.
SCSC DT

Heather said...

fab card, love the image & the eyelets & thread idea xx

Ildiko said...

Super Father's Day card, thanks playing along with Delicious Doodles this week
hugs
Ildiko

GoonerGirl said...

FAB card loving the image and the colouring. Thank you for leaving comments on my blog... Chris xx

Flowergirl said...

Fab fathers day card, that image is brilliant. Thank you for all your lovely comments on my cards, it really means a lot x
Wendy x

Larisa said...

Saw theis project on *Make It Monday* and it is wonderful!Love this image! It is so joyful)))) Great job!

Heide said...

Super card, love the coloring and your super cool us of twine. Thanks for joining us at TSB. Hugs, Heide

Linda w said...

Great colouring, really very effective. Love this card for a man. Admire how many challenges you have managed to find too..and big well done. Thanks for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff's Special Man challenge this week, hope you see you back again. Hugs lin

Christine said...

Love the blue & brown color combo along with it being kept very simple & masculine. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

jillb said...

Hi Kathleen

What a great Father's Day card, which is beautifully coloured! Love it. xx Jill B

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Male Card" challenge this week on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

HandmadebyTLC said...

This is such a cute image and a great design for a guy! Love your X! Thanks for sharing with us at Wags N' whiskers and hope to see you next time too!
HuGS
Tammy Louise

Jane said...

A lovely card great colouring thanks for playing at StampinSanity this week
Luv Jane xxx

Dazie said...

A fab card I love that image!

Thanks for joining us sparkles girls with our fathers day theme over at sparkles forum challenge.

Dazie
x

Audrey Pettit said...

What a great Father's Day card! That knight image is just perfect for a masculine design and I love the navy and kraft color combo. The punched edging is great and I really like the laced cord.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

TOTALLY ADORABLE!! Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers. We so hope you'll come back again next challenge!

DesigNeAl said...

What a great male card.
Thanks for joining us at Ooh la la this fortnight with your beautiful creation; we hope to see you again soon x

Fluffles said...

Great card Kathleen, great colouring. Jx

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Kathleen this is so cute. I just love the adorable image. I also like what you did with the eyelets too. Thanks so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends this week. It is a pleasure to come to view your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

patti west said...

This is such a cute card! I love the colored knight image and the "x" w/the jute is perfect! Thanks for sharing w/us at the Paper Variety! :)

papertrails leaver said...

This is just brilliant card! Love the image and your embellishing! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

Collette said...

Wonderfully done. Especially like your texture with the hemp cord. Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique.

Anniebee said...

Great card! You did a fantastic job of coloring the image to give the appearance of metal. Very well done!
Thanks for playing with us this week at Amber's Crafts and Stuff. I hope you'll join us again soon.

Anne

Maureen said...

Love this card and such a great layout, well done.
Maureen.....x

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

that the image on this great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

Crafting Gill said...

Lovley card thanks for joining us at Alphabet challenge and also Sparkels challenge
xxxx

majsan said...

Totally cool card. Great work!
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT US CRAZY
Hugs,
Maria

Donna said...

Fab male card and such lovely papers and cool image! Thanks for joining in the fun at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Jennifer said...

Brilliant 'movie' creation Kathleen! Thanks so much for playing at CES challenges this time xx Jenny xx

Larelyn said...

Wonderful card. Your coloring is amazing and I love the added textures. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

Lovely Linda said...

Awww - this is so cute! I love that image and the colours you have used! Way to go with all of those challenges too - you have been a busy stamper! Thank you for playing along with us at the Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge this week - we love to see you! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Anne said...

Hi Kathleen, what a fantastic Father's Day card, your colouring is superb. Thanks for stopping off at OLL this time and hope to see you again soon. Hugs x

Susan's crafty chaos said...

What a fab card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at StampInsanity this week :D

Sammibug said...

Cute card! Love the color combo! Thank you so much for sharing your creative "attitude" with us in our "Father's Day" challenge at Digi's WIth Attitude!

Sammibug said...

It's me, again! Thanks for sharing with us in our "masculine" challenge at Daisy Doodles. --Sammibug, June Guest Designer.

Faye said...

What a gorgeous male card. I love all the little details. Thanks so much for playing at Cupcake this week. x

Shelley said...

What a fab card, love the image and the added stitch element.Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

Sandy said...

i saw your card at MIM - love the knight and design elements of your card , good luck in the challenge,
Sandy

Francesca said...

Fantastic card thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week
hugs
Francesca

Gry said...

Great card! That night stamp is so cute! Love your colouring and the patterned paper is lovely!

Thanks for joining SSC at our Dads or Grads Challenge!
Hugs Gry

Tanya said...

I"found" you this morning a few links over from a link posted by a friend. How delightful! I LOVE the knight card! The armour looks fantastic! I hope you don't mind, I shall bookmark you and be back for more delight and inspiration! Have a blessed day!

Peggysuez said...

That paper is perfect for that image! Great little card! Thanks for playing along with Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!

Michelle said...

Hi

Wow, absolutely gorgeous card!

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :-)

Tenny Kusuma said...

Simply adorable. TFS and for playing along with Sentimental Sundays.

bosenberries said...

Thanks so much for playing in Bows and Berries Masuline challenge!! Robin

Minna said...

Beautiful card, love the colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Deep Ocean Challenge.
Hugs,Minna

Melly said...

Just amazing lil card !
Love that wee knight!
Thanks joining us this time at Dream Valley Challenges
Hugs Melly xxx

Brysonvcyf said...

Wonderful card. Your coloring is amazing and I love the added textures. Thanks for sharing at Delightful Challenges.

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