Sunday, September 4, 2016
Wellington Bear Father's Day card
Today is Father's Day in Australia and this is the card that I made for my husband who is a fantastic Dad to our daughter:
This is also my card for the Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for September. The idea of the challenge is to use up your stash of patterned paper because, let's face it, many of us have heaps! The paper I used on my card is from 2013 but I have plenty that is older than that LOL! The Challenge is open to anyone no matter where you live in the world, so why not play along? It is always 'Anything Goes' so that makes it easy.
The main image is a topper from Docrafts - Wellington Bear. The kraft and navy blue cardstock layers were trimmed to 1/16" and 1/8" respectively using my Perfect Layers Tools.
The designer papers are from a 6" x 6" paper pad - Authentique - Season's: Winter. The colours in the pad matched the image to perfection so I don't think it matters that the pad is meant for Winter.
You can't tell from the photo but I ran the designer paper on the panel underneath the main image through my Big Shot using a Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder. Just wanted to add some texture for interest. I punched the navy blue cardstock using a Fiskars Scallop border punch then added the ribbon. I added Fray Stop to the cut ends to stop them from fraying.
I glued on a navy blue heart button from my stash using Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue. I sewed some navy blue thread through the button holes as I don't like 'naked' buttons on my cards - they don't look finished to me :-)
Once I finished my card front, I glued it to a white cardstock base using Tombow Mono Multi glue as it gives you some time to make sure everything is straight before it sticks. Finished size is 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" or 14cm x 14cm and it is a top-opening card.
We have just had a lovely and quiet day at home to celebrate Father's Day. The weather has been dreary this afternoon so we lit the fire, made a vanilla butter cake for afternoon tea and are having a roast for dinner. Perfect!
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps and Ink: None
Designer Paper: Authentique Seasons - Winter #SEA017 (from 2013)
Accessories: Docrafts © Hallmark Wellington Bear topper, Perfect Layers Tools, Stampin' Up Fuse Fast adhesive, Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue, Tombow Mono Multi glue, navy blue heart button (stash), navy blue sewing thread, Big Shot, Cuttlebug Argyle embossing folder, cardstock - kraft, navy blue, white card base
Punches: Fiskars Scallop border