Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dads Are Special

Inspiration

I made this card for my FIL's birthday - he turned 83 on February 22! I cased it from a card by Elizabeth Jones that was published in the book Best of Stamp It! Cards.

DadsAreSpecial

Ingredients

Note: Finished card size: 5" x 7"

STAMPS

Growing in Unity (Unity Stamps)
Father's Day Centers (Cornish Heritage Farms)

Paper

Chocolate Chip7" x 10" scored at 5"
Old Olive4 7/8" x 6 7/8"
Not Quite Navy4 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Very Vanilla4 5/8" x 6 5/8", and
3 3/4" x 4"

Ink

Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Old Olive (SU!)
Not Quite Navy (SU!)

Accessories

Markers (Old Olive, Chocolate Chip by SU!)
Twine (No Time to Stamp)
Stipple Brush
Glue Dots
ATG (3M)
Tape (Scotch)
Scor-Pal
Rotary Trimmer (Fiskars)

Instructions

BASE CARD and MAT LAYER

Cut a piece of brown card stock measuring 7" x 10", score it at 5", and fold. Cut a piece of green card stock measuring 4 7/8" x 6 7/8" and mount it on the front of the card.

SENTIMENT LAYER

Cut a piece of vanilla card stock measuring 4 5/8" x 6 5/8". Use a stipple brush with brown ink and lightly stipple color around the edges of the card. Stamp the sentiment in blue ink in the bottom center of the panel. Cut three pieces of twine about 6" long, and tie them together with a knot about 2" from one end. Put a glue dot on the knot and adhere it to the panel above the sentiment toward the right side of the panel. Use tape to secure the ends on the back of the panel. Mount the sentiment layer on the front of the card.

IMAGE

Ink the leaf portion of the tree stamp with green ink. Use the "rock and roll" method with the stamp to ink the outer edges of the tree with brown ink. Use a brown marker to color the trunk, and a green marker to blend a little where the 2 colors meet. Stamp the image onto a vanilla panel measuring 3 3/4" x 4". Stipple around the outer edges with dark blue ink. Cut the image into exact thirds (1 1/4" each).

Cut a piece of dark blue card stock measuring 4 1/4" x 4 1/2". Mount the 3 panels of the image onto the blue card stock, then mount the image onto the card front.

Thanks for stopping by!

Orange_Green

3 comments:

Betty J Schaub said...

Sweet card for Dad. Lovely tree!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Great card for FIL! It makes me smile. Love the way you did the image. Very creative!

hlm said...

Such a lovely card. Really like everything about it - design, colors, etc. Well done my friend!

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