Sunday, 17 June 2012

Daddy's Day

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.

I am entering the following challenges:
  1. The Pink Elephant - Masculine
  2. Friends of Speedy TV - Father's Day
  3. Charisma Cardz - Male Cards
  4. Fussy and Fancy Friday - Boy Attitude
  5. Use it Tuesday - All about Dad  (Authentique paper bundle)


Debbie Moran said...

What a cute card Cathy. Sweet card from a little kid. Thanks for playing along with Friends of SpeedyTV. We hope to see you again next week.

May said...

Gorgeous card! love the colours & design.. Just perfect! Thank you for sharing at Fussy & Fancy.. May x

Janine said...

So sweet - love your kiddy card!

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card thank you for joining us at
Charisma Cardz.

Love Jan

shell said...

Gurjuss card,love the image you have used,thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Shell xx

Annie said...

This is gorgeous,I love your layout! Thanks for joining us over at Fussy N Fancy Challenge Blog. Hugs Ann xxx