Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Father's Day Card

This is the card I made for my Dad! 

It actually started as a scrap card.......made from a scrap of black card stock with a hole from cutting a cog out of it.  It's a little hard to see in my photo.  The opening around the stamped guys was cut with a die from Spellbinders Cogs. 

I embossed the piece with Industrial M-Bossabilities folder.  I was trying to create the look of farm machinery!  I rubbed silver and rust Gilders Paste over the embossed pattern.  The Gilders Paste has a very metallic color.  It really pops the pattern! 
Next I cut 2 gears using dies from Spellbinders Cogs.  The one with the brads was cut with #2 and 4 nested together.  The center #2 is the small gear.  I cut a piece from Celtic Motifs to layer over the bigger gear.  Doesn't it make a great gear?  Again, I've used Gilders Paste to create the metallic look.
In back of the cog opening, I've glued a piece of clear packaging for a window.  I stamped the image, an old stamp from my collection, on Kraft paper and added a touch of blue to their clothes and tan ink around the edges.  Since the image was too small to fill the opening, I backed it with green paper.
The greeting was stamped in black and clear heat embossed on green paper.  I cut that with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A, the thin long die. I hand cut a gold mat.  It's mounted with 3D Foam Squares.
The card size is 5 x 7".
This was a fun card to make! I started with the scrap of black card stock and it evolved from there!  I chose the green and gold because my dad has John Deere tractors! 

Happy creating!
  • Supplies:
  • Spellbinders® GC-001 Grand Calibur machine
  • Spellbinders® EL-017 Industrial
  • Spellbinders® S4-386 Cogs
  • Spellbinders® S5-163 Celtic Motifs
  • Spellbinders® S5-131 A2 Matting Basics A
  • SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES by 3L - 3D Foam Squares
  • Bazill Basics Paper - green, gold
  • Imagine Crafts - Versafine Onyx Black
  • Imagine Crafts - Memento Desert Sand, Peanut Brittle, Summer Sky
  • Creative Impressions - antique silver paper fasteners
  • Baroque Art Gilders Paste - Silver, Rust
  • Black, Kraft - Card stock
  • Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
  • Endless Creations Stamp

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Paper Flowers

Today, I have a little vase of paper flowers and coordinating card on Julianna Hudgins' Positively Me blog!   You'll find all the details there.

Thanks for visiting!

Happy Creating!