How are you today, I hope enjoying this lovely warm, sunny weather.
Yesterday instead of crafting, I was dragged out to my other half’s allotment, as I promised to help him build his shed, but I think he wanted my DIY skills, as it ended up being the other way round lol! I had truly forgotten how much I use to love doing all the DIY, and as I come from a long line of carpenters and builders, it would be pitiful if I didn’t inherit the skills! So I use to always be doing something, but crafting took over and I left that all behind, because as you know, we all need 48 hours in a day to accomplish all we want to do, us crafters! So it was brilliant to have a drill in my hand and the sun on my face, oh and the shed looks fabulous by the way!
Let’s get on with the crafting. It was such a busy month for family birthdays, and it will spill over into June too, but I was thinking about Father’s Day, and so I set to making a couple of father’s day cards. Unfortunately, it is not a category I am familiar with, but there are the really good dad’s out there that need to be recognised and told.
I had recently bought these stamps from Visible Image and I loved the vintage notion.
- First stamp the watch with Rich Cocoa Memento ink along with the Happy Father’s Day and the Vintage Car. I then fussy cut the images.
- Using 2 pieces of 10 cm x 14 cm (4″ x 5 1/2″) White 300gsm card, I used distress ink Peacock Feather, Seedless Preserve, Salty Ocean, Pumice Stone and Antique Linen, to make a parchment background and using just one of the cards stamped with Woodware Vive La Plume stamp using Smoked Grey Memento Ink and the Distress Edger tool to age it.
- I went back over the distress edges with Pumice Stone and Antique Linen to take away the whiteness.
- The second piece of card I stamped with a sentiment and mounted inside.
- Next I used some Grey mottled cards tock from my stash 13.5 cm x 15.5 cm (5 3/8″ x 6 1/8″). I used the corner stamp from Justrite Papercraft ‘What I Like About You’ stamps. These are on discount sale both in the UK & USA!
- Next Silver Mirra card 14 cm x 16 cm (5 1/2″ x 6 3/8″)
- Mount onto Grey base card 14.5 cm x 16.5 cm (5 5/8″ x 6 1/5″)
The beauty of this was the way the white card came out. It felt like parchment. This card is brilliant and I use it for all my card bases now. You can find it at Papermill.
So after making that one, I had one more idea floating around in my head I wanted to try.
I was browsing round Pinterest a couple of weeks ago, and saw a few cards that were simple but interesting, and that is where I got this idea from.
- First make a White card base 14.5 cm x 19 cm (5 5/8″ x 7 1/2″)
- Using 14 cm x 18.5 cm (5 1/2″ x 7 1/4″) Teal layer mount onto card base
- Next cut White card 13.5 cm x 18 cm (5 3/8″ x 7 1/8″) and using Tim Holt Floral Border stamp 3 times spacing evenly over card to accommodate square pictures.
- Make 3 squares 5 cm x 5 cm (2″ x 2″) and using Distress Ink coloured giving the look of grass and sky with varying effects.
- Next stamp with Clarity Stamps ‘Wee Folk 1’. Mount with 3 mm foam pads over stamp image.
- Stamp sentiment as desired. I used Waltzingmouse Compact Family
So there you have it, a few ideas floating around that has come to life, and I enjoy that when what you see in your minds eye, comes to life.
Have a brilliant day