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Fathers Day is a day to make Dad feel special!
A Dad carries pictures where his money used to be".
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This page is also about making masculine cards, something you may need to refer to all year 'round.
I know the next picture isn't of a Fathers Day Card, but this one could be easily adapted to the occasion:
This one was made for an 18 year old's birthday. In Australia, that is the age you are officially an adult, so there was a special party held in his honour. I used stripes and a flip card base to add a bit of pizzazz to his card. I don't think the bling was out of place:
Don't be afraid of using non-masculine colours in your cards. This one was made with every purple colour I have in stock, for example (you can see a supply list for this card on my blog) and I still think it looks right for a man:
You may be able to find out what a man's favorite colour is, and it may not be what you expect. One young man did tell me his favourite colour is purple, in fact!
Dads and Granddads may not always say they like to be spoilt, but I think many of them do.
Masculine cards seem to be a bit of a challenge in the cardmaking world though. How do you make a special tribute for Fathers Day then?
Here are some tips:
What about cars, trucks, tools and machinery? Many Dads are very
interested in all things mechanical so choose an image that fits these
interests. I chose the old car out of Guy Greetings (which has great guy images!) and made a background with Sheltering Tree:
And here he is, in his finished card setting:
Do you make greeting cards? Please do share it with me.
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