For Dad!

Hello crafty friends!

Hope you are having a nice day! I’m enjoying a day off work and I thought to make some cards…because that makes me happy! Today I got this Riveted Metal embossing folder through the post and I couldn’t wait to use it. So I’m going to share with you a card for father’s day using this awesome embossing folder that is not a new release item but I would say it’s an all time classic one!

Quick Instructions:

To create the background I embossed my panel using the Riveted Metal embossing folder. Then I inked the embossed areas using distress inks straight from the pad and colored the debossed areas using Prima watercolors. Then I let my panel aside to dry. In the meantime, I die cut some gears out of black cardstock and earthy tone scrap cardstock. Next I cut a stripe of black cardstock to create a wide banner for my panel and I die cut the word DAD out of it. Then I die cut the word DAD out of white cardstock as well, I used the same embossing folder I had used earlier to emboss  the letters and colored them with watercolors – using the same colors but slightly brighter tones than before. I adhered everything on my panel and inlaid the watercolored letters in the nagative space of the black panel. To make them pop even more I added Glossy Accents which created a 3D effect. (Unfortunately it doesn’t show in the photo but it shows well in real life.) I then stuck my panel on a card base and that completed my card!Hope you like it!

Supplies used:

  • Kraft Cardstock paper – white
  • The Works -Black craft card 200gsm
  • Tim Holtz – Distress Inks: Faded jeans, Shaded lilac, Hickory smoke, Black soot
  • Prima Confections Watercolors: The classics (used black, gray, brown,blue)
  • Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Riveted Metal Texture Fades
  • Avery Elle – Avery’s Alphas Die
  • Sizzix – Tim Holtz- Gearhead dies set
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Sizzix Big Shot Machine
  • Paper trimmer
  • Watercolor brush
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape

With this card I decided to enter the following challenges. If you follow the links you can have a look at the wonderful projects that these imaginative ladies have created!


  • Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Touchy feely

  • Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Emboss it

  • Seven Hills Crafts: June Die Cut a Die Cut

  • Addicted to Stamps and More: #246 Anything goes

  • Penny’s Paper Crafty Challenge Blog: #333 Quick and easy


Thank you all for stopping by!Have a nice crafty day!




18 thoughts on “For Dad!”

  1. I love your background colors … great job! And the sentiment is perfect. My favorite part are all the gears! Great industrial feel. Thanks for sharing your talent at Penny’s Challenges!

  2. Brilliant card, love everything about it.
    Thanks for joining us over at PENNY’S.
    Hope to see you again.
    Jean xx

    1. Thank you,Macarena!I always enjoy Simon Says Stamp Challenges!Really happy to see you here!Hope you visit again in the near future!

  3. Great Father’s Day card, love the gears and colours you’ve used and the back ground. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge.
    Kathie PPCC~DT

    1. Thank you, Kathie! Very happy you like it! 🙂
      Have a fantastic day!And hope to see you again in the near future!
      Kleri xx

  4. Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Emboss It” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  5. Love the masculine design, really strong and striking.
    Thanks so much for playing along with Seven Hills Crafts this month x

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