Hey everyone! How are you today?
I finally had a chance to break out my Lil’ Inker Designs Dad Word Die and have a play. I loved this die from the moment I saw it!
I opted to create a very sleek, almost brushed stainless steel effect card, and I managed to stay pretty true to what was in my head:
What do you think? I’m pretty happy with how this turned out!
I started with a panel of Sterling Silver cardstock and repeatedly brushed I Steel Got It ink over it to give it the brushed steel look I was after. I then die cut the Dad word from the panel, making sure to keep all the pieces.
I spelled the ‘For’ sentiment using the Headline Alphabet set and stamped the letters with Smokey Shadow ink, then added the ‘You’ from Mama Elephant’s So Breezy set using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I adhered everything to a True Black card base, including all the little die cut pieces, using Scor-Tape. Love the finished look so much!!
You will *definitely* want to check back here tomorrow to see something very exciting I’ve got going on! *wink* In the meantime I would love it if you left some love for this card before you went on your way. Thanks so much for stopping by!
15 thoughts on “For You Dad”
awesome! i love the silver…it looks like steel. lil inker makes the best dies…love this!
this is way cool! love the brushed steel look. perfect for a hip dad!
Great masculine card and fab inky technique 🙂
The brush steel effect is totally cool! Your Dad must LOVE this sophisticated card!
Fan-flibbin-tastic! Love that brushed steel look! You knocked this one out of the park!
Huh, what a great effect! Brushed steel. I love it! And how perfect for Dad. Love your Headlines going vertically … it all fits so well along the bottom!
Wow, that is all I have to say about this amazing card. WOW!
I love the bg, it's the first time I've heard of that product you used. TFS
Great job. I made on in Jan with the Tim Holtz metal paint in his EF, for my sixteen year old nephew's birthday.
That die cut is just so so awesome! And love how the card turned out!
I am pretty sure that I signed up to follow your blog before but it wasn't showing up so I signed up again! It better work this time! Love this card today I love the brush steel look with that die! Fabulous!
Loving the metallic look of the card. I really want this die too….
OHHH! This is SOOOOOOOO masculine! FAB!! LOVE the way you masked the "you" from the ME set!! You rocked this CAS card!
perfect masculine card!
I'm in industrial heaven. Clean & simple gem!!