Sunday, 17 June 2012
Happy Father's day to all the dads out there! I made this Father's Day card a while ago but I didn't want my husband to catch sight of it too early!
Can you believe that there is no stamping here? That almost never happens! I had gotten some Authentique paper bundles a month or more ago from Scrapbook Steals, but I almost hid it away because the papers are so luxurious I didn't want to ruin them. After I went through some of the cute die cuts and sentiments that came with the pack I changed my mind!
I started by choosing which die cuts, sentiments, and letter stickers I wanted to use, then chose some coordinating patterned papers and card stock. I used my sanding block to remove all of the little tags that remain when you punch out die cuts. Once all of the paper elements were cut I corner rounded everything except the sentiment. I banner cut the ends of the sentiment, then inked everything, including the letter stickers with navy ink. I adhered the background papers, added some hemp twine in a haphazard way and adhered this panel to the card front.
Once I matted the main image I foam taped it over the hemp twine, and decided the bow needed something. I pulled out my heart punch and adhered coordinating hearts over the knot. The letter stickers were arranged where I wanted them and I foam taped the sentiment just below.
For the center of the card I added white cardstock, some patterned scraps, and some patterned hearts. I added the word stickers in a haphazard way because the card was to be from my son and I thought it looked more fun that way.
I love how this turned out. It was definitely out of my comfort zone because I didn't use any stamps. Using this coordinating pack of goodies, however, made it so much easer to pull off. Definitely something I will come back to in the future!
I used the following items:
Cardstock: Stampin" Up! Night of Navy, Whisper White. Authentique 6x6 Bundle Collection Loyal.
Ink: Stampin' Up! Night of Navy.
Embellishments: Authentique Diction word stickers, Petite Type Circles, Expressions from Gathering Collection, Icons from Miracle Boy Collection..
Adhesive: Scotch ATG, foam squares, Quickie Glue Pen.
Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Sponge, Recollections heart punch, Tim Holtz sanding block.
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