Happy Wednesday fellow card makers! This weekend we will be celebrating Father's Day! A day to remember dear old Dad, and to tell him how much we love him. Some fathers complain about the socks, tie, or handkerchief they receive as a gift, but I don't know of one Father that doesn't like a nice card whether he would like to admit it or not!
The first card I made, was using bits and pieces left over from previous projects. I have a drawer that has bits of papers, and pictures, and ribbons and trims in it, that are left-overs from various projects throughout the year. I also have a stack of "4 Bar cards" that are between an A2 quarter size card, and a note card in size. I hardly ever use them because they are 3 1/2" X 5" and don't fit in the A2 size envelope correctly. Of course, they DO fit, just not like I think they should.
Anyway, I scrounged through my bin, until I found a scrap of printed scrapbook paper that looked rather antique-ish that fit on the front of the "4 Bar card." I then glued the paper to the front of the card with my gluestick and edged around it with my burnt sienna brown chalk ink pad by ColorBox. Next I found an old piece of scrapbook paper that had photo images on it that were sepia toned, and looked old. I found one of three children posed by the side of their house, just like a Mother would do before taking a picture. Of course, everyone was in their Sunday best, and hair combed, shoes polished. I trimmed out the picture, inked around it's edges and matched it to two other scraps found in my drawer. After adhering them to the front of my card, I typed out a sentiment on the computer that said "Happy Father's Day, Dad". I added it in banner form and glued three small antique lace flowers on the corner of the picture and added acrylic stones to the centers for a little bling. To finish off the card, and add a final bit of detail to it, I inked a little doo dad stamp from the Dandy Doodads Set from A Stamp in the Hand in rich cocoa Memento ink and dotted it across the front of my card.
The second card, was made with a set of silhouette stamps I have had many years. I don't have any record of where they came from or who made them, but they are still in great condition. Again, I used one of the "4 Bar cards" and my June Nesting Component Kit from Paper Wings Productions to stamp out a Nature inspired card with weeds, and grasses, and berries using the Rich Cocoa brown Memento ink pad, and Cloud stamp set that came in the June Kit. The stamp set I found also included a flying bird that I stamped in Pear Tart Memento ink, and also used the ink to color a tiny wooden bird that came in the June Kit. I tied the card with a bit of brown and white twine,(also in the kit) and knotted it at the top of the card. To finish this card, I stamped a phrase that was with the stamp set on a scrap of gingham cardstock and glued my tiny bright green bird to the top of the senitment banner.
I hope you all have a wonderful week, and don't forget to remember your Father on this upcoming Father's Day. Even if it's only with a card, that says, "I love you, DAD".