Hi blogging friends
I am still not very well and suffering alot of pain which is quite debilitating (hence my lack of blogging) but I did manage to make a Father's Day card for my husband who is an awesome Dad to our daughter. We celebrate Father's Day on the 1st Sunday in September here in Australia.
This is also my entry for the Papertake Weekly Challenge of Anything Goes. The Challenge also has the optional extra of recycle/upcycle (which I didn't do).
I love Wellington Bear for making masculine cards - and although this range by Docrafts has been out for quite some time, it is still readily available if you do a search online. I bought numerous Wellington Bear Decoupage Packs at the (Australian) Picture to Page Scrapbook Show late last year so I have a nice little stash ready for all the masculine cards that I need to make.
Please note that I can longer recommend suppliers other than Australian ones. I often get emails asking where to buy a particular product in the USA but as I rarely buy from the USA, I cannot be sure of a company's customer service, communication or reliability. The same goes for UK companies. Near the top of my blog, I have added a page: Where I buy my Craft Supplies which lists Australian Stores that I use frequently and love - and can therefore recommend based on personal experience.
Anyway, onto my card:
The Wellington Bear image already came diecut so it was super-easy to pop out the pieces and layer the pieces together using dimensionals. The designer paper is an old one by Kaisercraft - Reminiscing - which I picked up at my local Kaisercraft Clearance store. I used both sides of the paper.
The side panel was punched using an EK Success Open Scallop border punch and popped up on dimensionals to accommodate the Jute Ribbon which is quite thick. I bought the ribbon from KMart in their scrapbooking section and added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.
I added Glossy Accents to Wellington's glasses which looks really cool in real life - but it is hard to see in the photo:
I added 3 x brown brads from my stash to the bottom right-hand side. The sentiment is also from the same decoupage pack and was popped up on dimensionals.
The chocolate brown and dark teal cardstock layers were trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools; the kraft cardstock layer was trimmed to 1/16". The corners were rounded using my Stampin' Up corner punch.
Here is a photo so you can see a bit more of the dimension:
As well as the Papertake Weekly Challenge, I am entering my card into the Splitcoaststampers Free for All Friday Challenge F4A275 of Honor Thy Father from the 29th May which was for cards for Father's Day due to the USA celebrating Father's Day in June. Thankfully, there are no time limits to play SCS Challenges.
I think you could use this Wellington Bear image for many occasions for a guy - not just Father's Day. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Hopefully, I will post again soon! I know I am uber-keen to get back into my Craft Room on a regular basis as I am really missing it.
Stamps and Ink: None
Designer Paper: Kaisercraft Reminiscing P203 - Hold Dear (both sides) - retired
Accessories: Docrafts Wellington Bear Decoupage pack, dimensionals, Jute Ribbon - Franceville (KMart), Fray Stop, Perfect Layers Tools, brown brads (stash), Glossy Accents, doublesided tape, cardstock - kraft, dark teal, chocolate brown
Punches: Stampin' Up corner, EK Success Open Scallop border