Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Happy Father's Day (07/14/2015)

I made cards for Father's Day, and here they are! I did one for my Dad, and one for my sweet Baboo's Dad.

I struggle with masculine cards. I wanted to do something simple with patterned paper in the background, and a "Dad" sentiment. I ended up using Lawn Fawn patterned paper and Quinn's Capital ABCs Lawn Cuts. I wanted to use foil, and was intrigued and inspired by Anne Temple's Key to My Heart blog post and creation. Anne used foil but didn't laminate it - she adhered it with tear-ific tape, and it worked perfectly! I gave it a go, and it is wonderful and easy way to attach foil. Thanks Anne for the idea! To do the foil, I adhered Sparkle N Sprinkle's 2-1/2" Double-Sided "Tear-ific Tape" (SAT11) to cardstock. I laid gold foil (shiny side up!) onto the adhesive, and smoothed it with my teflon bone folder. Then, I cut out the letters using Lawn Fawn's Quinn's Capital ABCs Lawn Cuts with my Cuttlebug. I also cut out some fun foam as well, to mount the letters onto. Here is a peek of what they looked like close up: 
I created a grounding anchor for the bottom of the card with white card stock, a wood grained embossing folder, and some distress ink. This made it a tad more manly :)
I always like to do the insides too, so I used Lawn Fawn's Dad's Day stamp set to stamp out the sentiment, and the armchair. I adhered a small strip of patterned paper across the bottom of the card to give it some grounding there too, and for something on which the chair could sit.
I stamped the armchair with a Memento Luxe pigment ink, and covered it with Sparkle N Sprinkle's Clear Detail Embossing Powder (EP280)
These were fun cards to make, and I hope our Dads enjoy them, and know that we were thinking about them on their special day. Thanks for stopping by, have a magical day! 



  1. Wonderful dad cards. Love the easy chair on the inside.

  2. Oh oh Oh! This is so cute AND humorous, Chris! Love your masking to create a crowd. Colors are super vibrant!

  3. Wahhhh! I'm on my iPhone and wanted this comment on the SNS blog post. LOL Great masculine card, Chris!