Father’s Day is next Sunday. It is the day that we set aside to honor the man or men who have played so many roles in our lives. For most, they are the ones who go off to work everyday to a job they may or may not love, yet they go so that they can provide for their families. We crawled on top of their backs for horsey rides. They took our small hands into their large protective hands as we crossed the street. They taught us how to mow the lawn, put a worm on a hook, change a tire, etc. Many go off to foreign countries to protect our freedoms here at home. They wear many hats. Not all fathers fit this mold, but it is what many of us think of when we think of a father. My father is no longer with us but he vacationed in the Southwest often and would have loved this card!
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I started with a piece of #80 Neenah Classic cardstock, cut a little smaller than the card base. I drew a diagonal line using a straight edge. No, I didn’t measure…I just laid a ruler down and eyeballed it. I used the “Father” die from the Best Parents Die Set to cut along the line. It coordinates with the Best Parents Stamp Set. The Tim Holtz’s pokey tool (Die Pick) is great for easily getting the paper to release out of the die. I saved the little bits but found that I didn’t end up needing them.
I cut along the diagonal line with a retractable craft knife. The only other place that I needed to cut was between the r and the s. I also cut another “Father” out of black cardstock. I placed the pieces in my MISTI and stamped the sentiment from the Best Parents Stamp Set. Any black ink will work but I used Ranger’s Black Archival Ink.
I added a piece of black cardstock to the back, leaving a small amount showing along the top and sides, using a Kokuyo Tape Runner. I cut around the area where the black word will be.
I decided to raise the panel so I added Scotch Foam Tape to the back. Yes…I over tape, but I want the card to hold up in the mail and don’t want it to crease or sag. After all, these are handmade and we want the recipients to hold onto these forever! Am I right??? LOL Because I raised the panel I also needed to raise the word father, so I cut four more and stacked and glued them using a Lawn Fawn Glue Pen.
The card needed a splash of color so I stamped a dream catcher, from the My Tribe Stamp Set, onto Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock using Ranger Black Archival Ink. It was watercolored with Distress Inks. I went back over the image lines using a Copic 0.1 Multiliner.
I cut two more images, using the coordinating My Tribe Die Set, to make it look like a medallion. I also cut, colored, and die cut two feathers from the same set. Yes, the Sizzix Sidekick and Purple Therm O Web Tape (easy release) are always in my pics because I love them and use them ALL the time!
Everything was glued down using the Lawn Fawn Glue Pen and assembled onto a #110 Neenah Classic cardstock card base that was scored and folded. You can see the gorgeous dimension that this card has.
Masculine cards can be a challenge to make but this one has clean and simple lines and is fairly quick to make. Give it a try.
Joyfully, Jo Ann