Hi All! Tonight I thought I'd share the card I made for our Dads for father's day. I'm late because I didn't want to post this before I mailed them and me being me I mailed them at the very last second. I was originally going to make a card specific to each, but since they are all current or former 'mustache men', and I loved this card so much, they each got one.
I started with the stamps. I was looking at stamps online when I was getting ready to make this card and I was thinking that I wished I had a mustache stamp or some patterned paper. Then I thought, why don't I carve my own stamps? Problem solved!
The stamps didn't turn out perfectly, but I think that's part of the charm. Once I had the stamps, I started by choosing the card stock, some coordinating ink, and some Bazzill Basics newsprint paper that I must admit I've been 'saving' for a special occasion, lol.
On a piece of cream card stock I stamped a series of mustaches with the orange and beige inks, using the smaller stamps. I cut all of the papers down to the size I wanted and inked the edges of everything with either shade of ink.
I stamped the larger mustache in black and cut it out. I assembled the background panel, including the newsprint, added twine, and adhered it to the card front. I assembled the smaller panel, added the handwritten tag and some mini brads, and adhered it to the card front with foam squares. The big mustache was adhered with more foam squares.
For the center I just added an inked piece of cream matted with orange, and one of the smaller mustaches stamped in black in the corner. Simple and lots of room for hand written sentiments. :)
I used the following supplies:
Cardstock: Recollections Kraft, Stampin' Up! Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla, Basic Black. Bazzill Basics Antique Newsprint.
Stamps: Hand carved mustaches.
Ink: Color Box Fluid Chalk Ink Creamy Brown, Tangerine.
Adhesive: Scotch ATG, foam squares.
Embellishments: Recollections mini brads, hemp twine from stash.
Tools: Paper trimmer, bone folder, scissors, sponge, Stampin' Up! Large Tag Punch.
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