Father’s Day Blessing Card-FREE DIGI

Good morning crafty friends,
I am sharing the details on the card I created for yesterday’s Digi Desserts Fridaze post.
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Here is a view of the completed card. There isn’t a whole lot to this card, but it looks like so much more because of the many layers.
I also used this weeks DDF FREE WORD ART DIGI. So be sure to head over to that post and pick it up while you can.

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Here is a close up of the cogs-gears. I cut them from plain black cardstock. I used the silver Cat’s Eye Chalk Ink to add some shading. I used a couple of VERY OLD brads I had in my stash. I used a little foam tape on two of the gears for just a little lift.
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This is a side shot trying to show the slight lift.
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Closer look at the two smaller pewter brads,

Here is a list of the products I used to create this project
PCW File: Cogs-Gears Cutting File
Coming Soon
worlds greatest-blessings-ds-200
PCW Digi: Father’s Day Blessings Digi
This Weeks Freebie
ColorBox Queue Basic Pigment Cat's Eye Set
screw top brads-250
Neutral & Metallic Mini Square Brad Assortment

  I used to participate in a ton of challenges and have not in a very long time. So I was surfing blog land and decided I would enter my card into the following challenges.
 *  Cards For Men – Dad’s Challenge
*  Clear It Out Challenge – Male Card and Metal
          I used the Metal Brads (both kinds) from my VERY OLD stash…lol!
*  Crafts For Eternity – Male Themed Project
*  Crafty Card Makers – Father’s Day Themed Project
*  Creative Memories – Lots of Layers
*  Die Cuttin’ Divas – Use Sketch
*  Going Grey-Scrap Creations – Father’s Day
*  Paper Take Weekly – Anything Goes
*  Belli Challenge – Father’s Day
*  Crafty Creations Challenges – One For The Boys
*  Little Red Wagon  -  Heavy Metal-Use Metal
*  Simon Says Stamps  -  Masculine Father
*  Stamp n’ Doodle  - Father’s Day, Card For Male
*  Word Art Wednesday – Anything Goes – Positive Msg.
*  Cut It Up Challenges  -  Father's Day Challenge
*  Simply Create  - Father's Day Challenge

Be sure to head over to the DDF post HERE and pick up this 
week’s FREE Word Art Digi. Remember, it is only available for one week.

Leave me a comment on this post and I will pick one randomly selected comment to win the SVG-Cut files I used on this card!!!!
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  1. love this card for a father. Great use of the sketch

  2. Absolutely eloquent and stunning!!! First time visiting and I love your blog!
    Her Craftiness
    if you ever have a chance, come visit me!

  3. Oh Melin....what an AWESOME card!!!! Perfect for Father's Day!!!!! I love that!!!!!

  4. A Wonderful tribute to dad. The card is great! Would love the chance to win the SVG files.

  5. Great card...perfect for Fathers day!!!

  6. This is really cool!! Great look

  7. Great Card. Perfect for a Father. Let me know when the cutter file is released.

  8. Great card, just ordered a Cameo and can't wait to cut what I want to cut! LOL thanks, great job.

  9. What a fabulous card for Father's day!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  10. This is fab Melin. The cogs and gears really make everything else pop out and the digi stamp is great. Thanks for sharing.

    Michelle E x

  11. Great Card! Love it for Fathers Day

  12. This is REALLY AWESOME! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing this in our challenge this week!
    Have a blessed week and please join us again soon,
    Word Art Wednesday

  13. Like always, you did an amazing job making this card. It just looks so rich and eloquent!!! Thank you so much for the freebie and for the chance to win these steampunk svg files!!

  14. A gorgeous card. I like the layers.
    I did mot know that there are brads that look like screws.

  15. I am just getting into this digital scrapbooking. There are so many talented people like you who share their talents with the new ones. I'm hoping some of your talent rubs off on me. Maybe some day I can do wonderful cards like this for Father's Day.

  16. Beautiful Father's Day card - could be used for any Masculine Card with just the change of sentiment - love the gears - I think of Steampunk too when I saw them

  17. Hi, Melin!
    Wonderful card! Who would have thought to put flourishes with gears? Looks fantastic.
    Go enter it in Cut it Up Challenge Blog, too! http://cutitupchallenges.blogspot.com


  18. Great Father's Day card. I also thought of steampunk when I saw the design.

    Thanks for sharing with us

    Lin xx
    Crafty Cardmakers

  19. Excellent looking card

  20. Such a fab creation, love the design, thank you for joining us at Creative Moments

    Alex (DT)

  21. What a clever idea and a great one for either son's (change wording) or Dad's, especially for those who are good at fixing things!

  22. Really nice card! Love the gears.

  23. Fabulous layers and details. Its a great mans card. Thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

  24. Melin, I love the color scheme of this masculine Fathers' Day card! The gears look great with the flourishes, and the brads add a great hardware touch. Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Fathers' Day challenge!

  25. Men's cards are hard to make, but you hit this one out of the ball park!

  26. How nice to meet you! Loved the card so much have been working on my version while watching baseball!!

  27. Great card. TFS at DCD's sketch challenge.

  28. Love it! My cards are way too girlie! Thanks for sharing!
    Love hugs and prayers

  29. Love it! Great color scheme too!
    Love hugs and prayers Carol

  30. I Love this card you did an amazing job of it. Cogs and gears and the best thing for male cards. Even better for me as I have 3 sons, & 3 grandsons, Not to mention 5 Nephews, and 4 brother in laws and 2 brothers.

  31. Great card. I really like those gear cuts!

  32. Like I said on Facebook, I totally love this card! You rock girl!

  33. Great card, cards for men are always hard. Did you get the brads that looked like screws or did you make the indentations?

  34. This is a great father's day card! The sentiment and the cogs with metal brads are really decorative, and your choice of brown enhances the masculine feel of this card!

  35. Fabulous card :-) the gears, layers and whole design is gorgeous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
    Lols x x x

  36. I really liked this card! I think maybe because of all of the gears. I am kind of into those at the moment! And they gave a masculine feel to it as well.

  37. I love the simplicity of this card and I have a color scheme already in mind when I create mine. Love it!

  38. Nice card. I appreciate your sharing these digis.

  39. Nice card. I appreciate your sharing these digis.

  40. Great Father's Day card. I really love the colours you've used and the cogs with the faux screw brads are a perfect finishing touch.

    Thanks for joining in with my challenge and sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers.


  41. A FABULOUS and Fun card! Awesome job!
    Thank you for playing at Cut It Up Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥
    ♥ Silhouette Challenges ♥

  42. I love this card. It is a nice change from cards with ties and tools. So happy you shared this. I am not a subscriber to your blog. I think I will be after this message :-)

  43. What a beautiful card. I LOVE the gears. I've been looking for a cutting file like that so I'll be watching for it to come out. Thank you for sharing digis with us.

  44. Lovely card - thanks for sharing!

  45. I love this card Melin! Those gears are perfect!! Would love to be able to cut them for a father's day card for DS who is a mechanic in the Army and deployed in Afghan. One day soon I hope, I think I have a machine coming soon to be able to cut with your cut files!!! Hugs!

  46. Gorgeous card! Love the colors! TFS

  47. Wow!! What a fab card! I love all of your papers and the little touch of sparkle :)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our Father's Day challenge.
    Fiona x

  48. Thanks for joining us @ CIO challenge great job on your project here...tfs... LYNN B. <((><

  49. Those gears are fabulous! I'm going to steal your idea to use the screw brad with gears, since I have some in my stash. Love it!

  50. Very nice! Love the gears and papers you used!

  51. One of my favorites since you used my favorite color (brown) and those gears are awesome too! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Diva this week for our sketch challenge.

    • Carson's Creations •

  52. Card is gorgeous! I love your saying, "Creativity is God's gift to you, what you do with it, is your gift to Him" I needed to hear that today.
    Thank you,
    Laura M

  53. Great Father's Day card! Love all the different patterned papers you used! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  54. Fantastic card for a guy, Melin! How nice that you honored us by playing along in our "Father's Day/Masculine" challenge at Simply Create Too this week. I love being inspired by all our players. :-D
    NanaConnie DT

  55. Fantastic card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  56. I really love browsing for fathers day greetings and cards and I'm so happy to see these wonderful creations. Keep it up ;-)

  57. Love the monochromatic color scheme! Thanks so much for playing along at Stamp 'n' Doodle!

    lovies, =o) kel
    Stamp 'n' Doodle DT

  58. One of the most unique Father's Day Cards I have seen. Simple design. Great job. Can't wait until the gears are available


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