A Father's Day Creation...

Hello Again! 
Nice to "see" you!

It's Wednesday, so you know what that means...it's another Heartfelt Creations project share!
This week I have a Father's Day card to share with you!  The holiday is quickly approaching here in Canada and the U.S. so here's a bit of an early heads up to prompt you to get your cards done early!

I decided to mix elements from the "Under the Sea" Collection and the "Everyday Heroes" Collection.  

Here's how the card turned out...

I love the sail boat image from the Everyday Heroes Collection and knew that I wanted to incorporate it into a creation with the Under the Sea Collection as soon as I saw the sunken porthole!
And of course I had to have that anchor sitting right beside it surrounded by all those lovely seashells and that adorable fish checking out the surroundings...

...and how about a closer look at that sunken porthole...

If you look very closely on the top of this photo you will also see that I've melted some embossing powder onto the card to give it an aged appearance and a little bit of texture.
When the card was assembled and completed I thought these two collections worked together very well to create a masculine card!
 So, I encourage you to merge Heartfelt Creations collections together for even more stunning creating opportunities!

For more inspiration and to continue your underwater sea adventures, be sure to check out the amazing cards, layouts and altered art pieces the rest of the uber talented design team members have created for you this week on the Heartfelt Creations blog!

Until next time...

Project Supplies and Instructions
HCDP1-266 Under the Sea Paper Collection
HCPC-3736 Tropical Hibiscus Cling Stamp Set
HCPC-3738 Coral Reef Collage Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-796 Tropical Hibiscus Die
HCD1-798 Coral Reef Collage Die
HCPC-3740 Heartfelt Wishes Cling Stamp Set
HCDP1-253 Everyday Heroes Paper Collection
HCPC-3662 My Anchor Cling Stamp Set
HCD1-761 Everyday Heroes Die
HCST1-401 Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
159723 Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
352854 Metal Tip for Adhesive Bottles

Other Products Used:  BigShot die cutting machine, VersaFine Black Ink, VersaColor Pine Cone Ink, Embossing Powder - Verdigris, heat tool, Viva Ferro Paint - Copper and Graphit, black card stock, pop dots, Spectrum Noir Markers - CR1, CR2 CR4, CR5, CR6, TN3, TN4, TN5, TN6, DG1, DG2, DG3, BT5, GB1,GB7, IB1, IB2, IB3, BG3, BG4, BG5, CT1, CT2, BT2, BT3, BT4, OR1, OR2, OR3, water, spritz bottle, pop dots, black card stock, paper trimmer, gem flower center, washi tape, MISTI, white card stock, Spellbinders Standard Circle

Create a 6"x6" card base using black card stock.  Locate the 6"x6" background panel as shown from the Under the Sea Collection. Trim slightly smaller than card base and ink all edges with a brown colored ink.  Adhere to card base.  Locate main image panel as shown from within in the Everyday Heroes paper collection.  Ink all edges with a brown ink.  Mask off areas on the main panel where you do not want the image to overlap when stamped and then stamp ship image using black ink.  Stamp sentiment.  Adhere to a black mat that is slightly larger than image panel.  Roll opposite top and bottom corners slightly to give the corners a touch of a bend.  Adhere to card base using pop dots.  Using black ink, stamp porthole, hibiscus, shells and corner accent pieces onto white card stock. Color using alcohol markers.  Die cut all pieces using coordinating dies.  Shape hibiscus and leaf using a spritz of water and shaping tools. Add gem to flower center.  Adhere corner accent and hibiscus to card as shown.  Die cut center of porthole using Spellbinders Circle die.  Adhere center circle to card as shown, and add porthole to card using pop dots.  Add in anchor and sea shells around porthole.  Apply Ferros metals using fingertips to porthole and anchor.     

This card has been shared in the following challenges..
Creative Card Crew..."Masculine"
 Scrap Creations..."Father's Day/Masculine"
Pinspirational Challenge Blog..."Anything Goes"
Through the Craft Room Door..."Anything Goes"
Di's Design Challenge Blog..."For the Boys"

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