"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Monday, July 12, 2010

Father's Day Cards

Here's more samples from a "retired" class. These were "cards for him" or Father's Day cards. I think these are the hardest designs for most people to make - it's difficult to refrain from using flowers and ribbons and bling!

The first card uses lots of non-scrapbooking/cardmaking supplies: duct tape embossed with the Cuttlebug; electrical tape; a cork diecut letter; nuts; label tape; and twine.

This card is embellished with plain drywall tape from the hardware store. An added plus is it is self-adhesive. I embossed the white cardstock with an argyle pattern to coordinate with the argyle paper pattern. Instead of inking the cardstock after embossing, I inked the embossing folder itself before running the cardstock through the machine - easy inking! Just try to not use a permanent ink or the folder will be stained. A dye ink works well as it is easily washed off. The tag is unfinished balsa wood which stained well with the same dye ink.

The last card is a matchbook-fold card - the bottom fold holds the front of the card in place. I used an old-fashioned prong paper fastener from the office supply store to secure it. The wood planks were made on a regular brown paper bag, swiping with several Distress Inks and then cut into one-inch strips. The strips were cut into varying lengths and then mixed up and laid on a base piece, side by side. The "nails" were drawn in with black marker. The stamped sign hangs from a brad.


Robin said...

These cards are such an ingenious use of commonly found items and really do make excellent man type cards! I really love the wood floor one!!

Sarah said...

Duct tape has to be the most versatile product on the planet! It looks really good embossed and inked. Love that "wood" plank floor, too. Great thinking "inside the box"...toolbox that is!!