Thursday, June 16, 2022

Father's Day Card for a Gardener

 Hello, hope you've been surviving the week and are doing okay. I went ahead and got Honey's Father's Day card done so I'm sharing it today. He re-kindled his affinity for gardening this Spring, so I made that my card theme: Honey in the garden with his toys. 😊
I've used Basic Grey Phoebe papers and a Di's Digi named Gardening Pop (retired) colored with Promarkers, along with 2 embossing folders, die cuts, paper flowers, fussy-cut stamped sun and dragonfly, and some leafy ribbon. 
I used the current sketch at Creative Sketchy Girls for my 6x6" layout design. Here's the sketch and my card side by side to show how I followed it.
First thing I did on this card was to emboss the background using a piece of the BG and an Altenew 3D embossing folder.
Then, using Promarkers, I colored the raised leaf surface all around the background, alternating between shades of green/blue for interest. Most of it got covered up by the end, but I wanted the effect of lots of vines and garden greenery from what did end up being seen.
Next, I cut the 2 sketch element circles with Spellbinder Classic Circle dies out of BG, then I embossed them with the Cuttlebug Victoria folder and inked the raised surfaces and edges with chalk ink.
I arranged the circles on the background.
And I added the horizontal sketch element strip using another pattern of the BG. Then I added a Sweet n Sassy grass die cut at bottom of the strip using green stash scrap card.
Next I added my image matted with brown BG that has the corners rounded using a Fiskars punch. The grass is on foam tape so I could tuck the image in underneath at bottom. I cut the "relax" out of white card with a Sizzix Tim Vacation Words die. I glued down the two vertical lengths of leafy ribbon and added blue Prima paper flowers. I die cut some flower centers using Rubbernecker's Tiny Buds die and colored them red. Then I added dots with a Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen. I pulled a circle tag from the BG collection and stamped the Pink By Design and Verve sentiments in Versamark and white-heat-embossed it. I used a die to cut a reinforcer for the tag and then added a yellow brad. I stamped the D.O.T.S. sun stamp with VFClair, colored with Promarkers and Wink of Stella glitter pen and adhered with dimensional foam. I stamped a Smooches dragonfly with Versamark and heat-embossed it with Wow Galaxy e.p. Then I colored it with gel pens and Wink of Stella.
Inside the card I used another Di's Digi, Green Thumb Ted, and colored him with Promarkers. I added the sentiments and a frame in PSE before printing out on Springhill Digital card. I colored the frames with Promarkers and layered the image on a piece of the BG.
I'm showing the back of the card with the front to check continuity. I added more BG paper and another BG tag with my stamped and punched siggie.

Close-ups of the sparkly sun and dragonfly.
Clos-up of the white-heat-embossed sentiment.
And final view. I hope Honey gets a kick out of it. I really enjoyed making it and getting a little more dimensional and cluttered than usual. Thanks for visiting and have a great day, XOX

I've used Di's Gardening Pop (ret.) on card front and Green Thumb Ted on inside
I used 2 embossing folders and there is a red bird in my focal image
I used 2 embossing folders and colored focal img and background with Promarkers
I've included a stamped and fussy cut dragonfly in my garden scene
The Garden
I've used Di's DigiStamp focal image
Gardening is currently my husband's "toy"
Promarkers and chalk inks
I've used a Di's DigiStamp digital image for my focal
Sentiment is on a round hanging tag


Donna Walls said...

Fabulous card and I'm certain it's going to be well received this Sunday. I like all the details and the image is sweet. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenge!
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Chris said...

So many lovely details on this bright and beautiful card- I love how you created the background! Thanks for playing along with our ‘Celebrations’ Challenge at Fab’n’ Funky

Melanie Hungerford said...

Cute image, you created such a great background to go with it! Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Guys!

valscraftings said...

So beautiful, love the garden scene you created with the added dragonfly.

Thank you for joining in at Paper Dragonfly Creative Challenges
DT Val

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! Aimes, he is going to love it, I think its fabulous work, love how you did the embossing so many little details, that you are very famous for and wonderful colour combination and images.
Faith x

NPurdum56 said...

What a cute card! So many different textures and details. Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Challenge. We hope to see you again in future challenges. Nancee, DT

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Wowza lots of work for your hunny. Your work is outstanding. The embossing and how you coloured is unique. The butterflies are cool.

Diane said...

Lots of beautiful details on your card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Can You Handle The Pressure!!
Diane CYHTP DT{Nellies Nest}
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Arlene said...

It looks like our sleepy bear is sitting back in his chair after some yard work - a well deserved nap. Fantastic. So glad you joined Die Cut Divas for our Summer challenge.

Sheryl said...

So many gorgeous elements in this stunning card all working perfectly together.
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl xx

dj said...

So much detail packed into this card. Great gardening themed card for our "Father's Day" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with us!!

Diane said...

Thank you for sharing your awesome card with us at The Sisterhood!
Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}
{The Sisterhood}

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Wow! So many colors, layers and details! The recipient is sure to enjoy the fruits of your labors. Thanks so much for playing with us at Can You Handle The Pressure?.

Rain said...

Honey In The Garden With Toys!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!!! ☺☺☺ That is a beautiful card Aimeslee, such fine attention to detail!! You're so creative! ♥

Donna Walls said...

I'm back wearing a different DT Hat to say Thanks for playing along at The Four Seasons Challenge, we love seeing all the entries.
Donna - DT

Vickie Y said...

Fun image and card; love all the texture! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely fabulous card-inside and out and round the back lol you always go that extra mile.Love that image and all the embossing and die-cuts-perfect sentiment inside too.Thank you for joining us at Pearly Sparkles
Carol DT x

crafty-stamper said...

Hi Aimeslee just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at Critter Crazy
Carol GD x

Pamela said...

Loads of detail on this card. You must have a steady hand to be able to colour those vines!
CD Sunday Plus DT.

Pat K said...

Wonderful detail on this fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

Margarets designer cards said...

Your fathers day card has so much details and fabulous arrangement of the images, your colouring must have taken ages
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday plus DT

Anonymous said...

Lovely card thanks for joining at colour crazy
Groetjes JOSJE

Alyson Mayo said...

Wow! What a ton of detail, especially for the background. Love the image - and yes, perfect for a gardener!

Kristine said...

Wow, what a CUTE card!! So much going on here, but that's your M.O. and you're so good at it 🥰 Love how you colored over the embossed leaves. Turned out great!

My name is Erika. said...

I love how you made a gardener father's day card. And I like your gardener taking a snooze. That would be my husband when he does chores. Smile. Maybe that's why it takes him so long? And I like the white leafy trim and the little blue flowers you added. It creates great texture. Happy new week. I hope you have a good one. hugs-Erika

Darlene said...

OMG what a cute image and fabulous card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.


P.S. Thanks for also sharing this awesome creation with us over on the Four Seasons Challenge also! Good Luck!

Ellen said...

Another lovely card with lots of details! Thanks again for joining us at Daisy Chai Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen

Carol said...

A fabulous card - as always. The colouring on the background is awesome. Love Honey's toys - a flowerpot as a footstool!
Carol xx
CD Sunday Plus DT

Crafting Queen said...

This is a wonderful card. Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations and TTCRD challenge. Anesha

Pamela Duncan said...

Love all your layering! Thank you for joining us at Critter Crazy Challenge! Pam, DT

Jocelyn said...

I love all the detail in your card and that little bear looks very relaxed. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday Plus DT

Nancy Soetaert said...

What a great card, nice to see the building up...
Thanks for joining our challenge.
Creative sketchy girls

Art by Zowie Dixon said...

Such a great card! Thank you for joining the Sparkles monthly challenges. Hugs Zowie (DT) x

Seafield Jo said...

Oh wow! This is a work of art. So much to see, it's fabulous.

Thanks for sharing with us.

CD Sunday Plus DT

Pia S said...

I love how much dimension, texture and sparkly details you’ve given to this sweet scene. A lovely card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational!

Mrs.B said...

What a fabulous card Aimeslee, that little bear is so cute and as always you've added so many details making a perfect setting for him.
Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
Avril xx

Heike said...

Eine zauberhafte und farbenfrohe Karte. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei den Sweet Stampers.


Judy V said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for our "Boys and Their Toys" challenge at Digi Doodle Studios!

Dawn Phillips said...

Your cards always have so much detail. This is fun. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Love Dawn x