Thanks to Dad: Mixed Media Card


So many times in my life, especially when I was younger, I took my dad for granted. My Dad is kind-hearted, cuddly, a peacemaker and always smiling. I have some wonderful memories of father daughter dates to the local pizza place or grocery store. But the best memory I have is of the support that my father gave when I was planning to marry my hubby. My Dad planned most of my wedding while I was away at my senior year of college. He found the venue, the photographer and went cake testing. How many Dad’s do you know that will do that? I had a lot of stressors in my life after finishing college but wedding planning wasn’t one of them thanks to my awesome dad.

I know there are many girls my age that don’t have a dad so I am really thankful that I still have mine around.  So Dad, if you are reading this, I love you!

Creating the Cards

I was very behind in creating my Father’s day cards this year but better late than never, right? So I made these two very similar with a few slight differences. I used the Art Deco Peacock Feathers and the Decorative Flower Stamen Medallion stencil. I stamped and embossed with a Tim Holtz steampunk stamp. The sentiment is a Tim Holtz die cut.

I used a few of my TH Paper Doll copies my new white pen to doodle around the edges. I finally found a white pen that works over paint and other mediums! The paints in the background are Dylan Reavely Paints. I love the bright colors.

Tea Tuesday

I am joining the ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard‘s for a drink related post. I am sharing some of my pretty tea tins filled with loose tea that I picked up at the Asian Grocery Store. I love shopping in their tea section. They also have a great selection of medicinal herbal tea blends.

Happy Tea Day and Thank you for stopping,


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25 thoughts on “Thanks to Dad: Mixed Media Card”

  • Your masculine cards are fabulous. You are lucky to have such a great dad! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie.
    By the way, I have great difficulty reading your blog, the print is so small and light.

    • Thanks, Valerie. I went in and made the print darker. Unfortunately, my blog theme won’t let me make the font bigger. Believe it or not, it is a lot bigger than when I started. Hopefully, It is easier for you to read now. I will keep working on a way to make it larger 😉

  • a lovely tribute to your father-fathers are so special
    You have created beautiful cards
    years ago when i could drink caffeine we love the teas in the Asian stores-jasmine was one of my favorites back then
    Happy T Day wishes Kathy

  • These are gorgeous cards, Kate. I wish I could find a white pen that didn’t stop writing over paint. I’ve lost two so far because they refuse to write when I tried them over paint. I keep forgetting they just don’t work around paint, yet I don’t seem to learn. I really like how you used the pen to emphasize the paper dolls. You make beautiful cards as well as expressive layouts. What an honor I suspect your father will feel once he reads this blog post.

    I have the exact same Jasmine tea tea. I got mine in CA in Chinatown one year and drink it sparingly. I know you’ll find a great way to alter the tin once you have drunk all the tea, too. Thanks for sharing your art and your tea tins with us for T this Tuesday.

  • What a lovely tribute to our dad, Kate. I love the cards.

    Please share: what’s the white pen you’ve found that works so well? Gelly Roll works sometimes. Posca usually works but it’s hard to avoid blobs.

    Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  • Nice thank you cards kate. I really like how you outlined those fellows in white. I haven’t seen that before but it really makes the image even cooler. And you have some nice tea tins. They are really interesting ones. Do you collect them? Have a great T day. Hugs-Erika

    • Hi Erika,
      I have a few tins but I wouldn’t say I am a collector. Unless something catches my eye of course 😉

  • Thanks for sharing such lovely memories, your dad sounds wonderful! I’m loving your cards today as well, the white embossed background is lovely, I may just have to add that TH steampunk stamp to my wish list …lol 😉. I’d love to try some Jasmine Tea, it sounds delicious and those metal tins look amazing! Happy T Day! J 😊 x

  • these are wonderful looking cards Kate! Great choice of colors and layering behind the paper dolls! You are lucky indeed to have such a caring,loving father. Love your tea tins. Happy T day!

  • Your mixed media dad’s cards look fabulous. i love how you used the round relatives are very handsome chaps.
    You have some lovely memories and this is a great tribute to how you feel about your Dad.
    I loved your pretty tea tins as well.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  • Love daughters celebrating their daddies. They create the best childhood memories. Love this post about your daddy. Love you sista!!

  • Your dad is very special and really deserves this wonderful card you created for him! I hope he reads your blog, the words about him are so sweet!

  • Ooh, how fabulously funky those Paper Dolls look with the doodled detailing – that’s really cool…. as are your amazing backgrounds. Terrific cards!
    Alison x

  • Great Mixed Media cards! I see alot of people use those TH images.. So good that you have good memories of your dad and that your dad is still around for you to enjoy. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  • Such a lovely tribute to your Dad.. Oh, and thanks for the reminder, I haven’t tried the Jasmine tea I have. Happy T Day

  • What a sweet post to honor your Dad. That is a special card, too. I have some special tea tins, too. I used to have more, but when we downsized, I got rid of most of them. Happy T Day.

  • Gorgeous, the white highlights really make the focal images pop. Fabulous backgrounds too. Tracy ❤️

  • sorry for being late for t-day, we had the last sunny day and i was in the garden all the time…
    wonderful “male themed” art. i also like the white outlining very much, the scribbled lines turned out wonderful!
    have a great week, xox johanna

  • awe Kate! you brought me to tears with this post about your Dad!
    You are right many of us no longer have our Dads,but mine is as close in my heart as he ever was
    Jackie “)

  • Wonderful cards for your dad! Sounds like your dad was pretty amazing. Thanks for joining us at LTCCB
    Tina dt

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