Friday, 13 June 2014
Father's Day Card
It's Friday, two days left before we celebrate the Dads! It is a special day in our home as our first baby was born on a Father's day. I remember being in a hospital and it took 22 long hours, being induced so not being able to eat, sleep or move around, paint etc. Greg said he suffered the most :) ... he had to sleep in the chair in the corner of our room, he had a hair in his lunch... poor guy! :) But in the end it was all worth it, because our little one was born on the evening of a Father's Day so I get a proud reminder of this from him each year (never mind me doing all the work on that day...!).
So here I am with a card for him... very masculine, grungy and artsy, not a pink in sight! :) Check it out...
The card base is a 5.5" x 5.5" in cream colour. I created my background on this card base with the use of my Walnut Stain Distress Ink by Tim Holtz and my Bamboo Leaves Memento Ink by Tsuchienko. The plan was to join the Take It Make It Challenge at Craft Stamper Magazine and their June challenge which explores 'Bleach Blocking' technique. I haven't got a rectangular blending tool so I used a piece of rectangular felt instead in the same way. After applying my inks all over I removed some of the ink using my felt piece and also made splatters with water all over. I used the same Distress Ink and my Hero Arts 'Time to Stamp' background stamp, the 'Book' stamp by Prima and the Papermania 'Chronology' stamps to add interest to my background. I wanted this card to be grungy and 'manly' so I sanded down and distressed the edges of a couple of strips of Core'dinations cardstock (dark brown and pale green) that I then layered on top of each other. I created my front panel the same way as the card base only I left out the Hero Arts and the Chronology Stamps as I wanted to stamp my sentiment on this panel and it would be way too busy. We don't really drink nowadays, but I happened to have a beer bottle cap that I slightly straightened up and filled with my black glittery Sculpey Accents over a cello bag (to avoid finger prints), engraved the word 'DAD' into it and decorated the edges of it. This was to be my final word of my sentiment which I really love... 'No matter how tall I get I will always look up to my Dad'. The bottle cap actually has green edges from that side so it was perfect for my card, I like when things work out or 'just happen'. The sentiment was put together using an alphabet from the Happy Days stamps set that came with the Papercraft Inspirations Magazine not so long ago. I sponged and splattered the inside of my card too, put my front panels together with my Anita's Tacky glue and used pieces of a dimensional tape between the card base and the front panel after wrapping some twine around them. I added my handmade beer cap badge and left it at that.
What do you think? I loved using the felt on my distressed background and will be using this again. It looks great!
I would like to enter this card into another couple of challenges:
Country View Challenges - Only Men Allowed
Premium Craft Brands Pan Pastel UK - One for the boys
Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!