Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Happy Father's Day Star

I recently got a couple of new 6x6" patterned paper pads at my local scrapbooking store. They have lots of more masculine-looking papers, which I felt I needed to make Father's Day cards for Operation Write Home this month. I decided for this card I wanted a design with lots of layers involved. I looked through my OWH sketch collection, and found this one, which definitely fit the bill:

I searched my stamp collection to find a focal image. The one I chose was too large for the panel in the sketch, so I had to improvise a little. I cut the second and third panels, as shown in the sketch, using papers from the FarmHouse 6x6" "302 Paper Pack." I overlapped them and adhered them temporarily with repositionable adhesive. Then I stamped the star image from this stamp set by Tim Holtz on the panels in Versamark ink, and heat-embossed it in gold. I separated the panels, and matted each on tan cardstock. I did change the "layer" measurements in the sketch slightly, so those panels had only a 1/16" mat, rather than 1/8", so it wouldn't break up the image too much. I layered those on another pattern from the same pack, and mounted them to a paper from 7gypsies' "Venice" 6x6" pad.

For the greeting, I was going to use one from this digital stamp set by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. But I couldn't find one that seemed to fit the general look of the card. So I finally created my own in Photoshop, and printed it on the same tan cardstock I'd used for the mats on the middle layers. I inked the edges of the panel with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and adhered 2 threaded buttons to it. Then I glued it on to the card front, and mounted the whole front onto a standard A2 card base.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday "Anything Goes with Buttons"
Simon Says Stamp's Monday "The One with Lots of Rules"

1 comment:

  1. What a fabulous card for any macho dad! It's always a challenge for me to make manly cards, but you really nailed it! I liked the patterned background you used and the star image is just perfect. I love the dimension you added with the buttons, too. Really wonderful work and I'm so glad you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog!


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