Wednesday 1 June 2022

Father's Day at The Paper Funday


     The new challenge at The Paper Funday begins today. We are an Anything Goes challenge with an optional twist, this month it's Masculine. I chose to make a Father's Day card.
     Using Kraft card I die cut the words with John next Door's individual letter squares, this gave me the chance to lay it out like scrabble tiles.
     I wasn't sure how well the die cut letters would stand up to a woodgrain embossing folder, so I used a ball tool to score the grain lines and a little green ink to highlight them.
     For decoration I have used die cut ivy touched over with a little white ink, a few punched flowerpots and some stamped and cut garden tools. All of these items have had a little shaping so they aren't completely flat.
     On the back of the main panel there is foam tape all around the outer edge but also in between the letters so it doesn't sag. Some of this tape is visible from the outside at an angle so it has been coloured brown with an alcohol ink pen.
     The main panel was stuck onto a satin gold mat layer on a white DL card blank. All the decorations were then added to the card with a strong PVA glue or tiny foam pads.
     With the addition of acetate this could be made into a shaker card for added interest.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash - #471 Make Mine A Tall One
Try It On Tuesday - For The Man In Your Life


  1. This is a wonderful card for Dad! I like the dimension and embossed panel. Thanks for another great team project for The Paper Funday Challenge!

  2. Great father's day card for that dad that loves to garden!! Way to go shopping your stash!! Fantastic take on our "make it a tall one" challenge over at SOS!!

  3. A fantastic fathers day card, the die cut wording looks great. Thank you for linking with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

  4. What a creative sentiment. I also love all of the gardening die cuts--what a great masculine card. Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Shopping Our Stash and look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Anna, Design Team

  5. Ingenious all round. Love the ivy and the clever way you've made the wood grain. Thanks for Shopping your Stash with us this time x

  6. What a handsome card for a man in your life. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika


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