Sunday, 19 June 2011

His n hers Fathers Day cards

How do these high days and holidays still manage to sneak up on me? I don't know how it happens, lol. Even though I was all set for Father's Day in my classes weeks ago, it wasn't until yesterday that I actually made my Dad's card and DH joined me to make one for his Dad too.

Here's mine:

Stamp set: Plane and Simple
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
Embossing Folder: Square Lattice
Other: Neutrals Brads, Crystal Effects, Linen Thread
Tools: Big Shot, Brayer

The card blank is Chocolate Chip cut and folded to create a side stair step card. A panel of Very Vanilla was put through the Square Lattice embossing folder after one side of it had been brayered with Chocolate Chip ink. This was adhered to the main side panel on the front of the card. A thin panel of Very Vanilla was stamped with the sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink and Soft Suede Brads added at either end before popping up on dimensionals on the bottom "step". A medium Panel of Very Vanilla was stamped with the border design in Chocolate Chip ink and then adhered direct to the middle "step". The plane was stamped at the top of a large panel of Very Vanilla and then the border design was stamped again, the other way up beneath it. The top of the fold was marked in pencil on the panel and then the area around the plane, up to that mark was cut away, before adhering the bottom of the panel to the top "step". The compass was stamped three times in Chocolate Chip ink onto Very Vanilla card. The "glass" area was covered with Crystal Effects and left to dry before cutting out the compasses. After colouring the rings with a Soft Suede marker they were threaded with Linen Thread and popped up on the card front with dimensionals.

DH wanted a clean and simple card for his design:

Stamp sets: Sail Away, Plane and Simple (sentiment)
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Marina Mist
Ink: Concord Crush
Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig

The card base is an A6 portrait of Concord Crush. The sailboat and sentiment were stamped onto Marina Mist card with Concord Crush ink using a Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement. This layer was adhered direct to the card front.

Hope you have a lovely Father's Day. We're off now to a family reunion. Who knows, I may even get some material for scrapbooking today :-)

Sara xx


Jan said...

Oh, I love the step card Sara!

The Sail Away card is great - so simple but looks great.

You are more organised than me as usual, I still havent done Ians Dads card yet!!! Best get my finger out.

Elizabeth said...

Love the aeroplane card - doesn't this set work well with the step card? And as for your DH - when are you signing him up as a demo? He is getting the crafty bug isn't he? :)

simplyfairies said...

Fabulous, Impressed that your DH has even got the sentiment straight!!