In case you’ve managed to forget, Father’s Day is almost here in the UK (Sunday 18th June). I’ve made all of the cards I need to, but I’m only going to show one as I know my dad sometimes reads my blog!
Mr C asked for a fishing themed card and I had the perfect stamps. I used them last year too but he assured me that his dad will not remember I’ve used the same ones! I stamped onto Kraft card in brown and then coloured in selected parts using Papermania pens (various types as I used all of my sets to get the colours I wanted).
I used my Cricut ‘Boys Will be Boys’ cartridge to cut the text; it’s a particularly good one for cutting small letters with. I then chose a coordinating Docrafts Mister Mr backing paper, which I cut too small so I made it into a design feature. (I swear half of the skills need for card making involve making mistakes look like they were intentional!)
I drew a faux stitching border in brown and stuck everything down. Then I saw that there was an empty space at the bottom which made the card look unbalanced-I tried gems and ribbons but they just looked daft. Then I remembered the green and white bakers twine that I had-just the job! I quizzed Mr C on fishing knots but it got confusing so I googled some. (Authenticity is very important!) I tried to copy one off Google images, I’ve no idea if it’s right but I’m presuming no one will actually test it for fishing! I arranged it ‘artistically’ around the text and it filled the gap perfectly. I used all purpose glue to stick it down as it works quickly.
Here’s a link to one of the cards I made last year for some more ideas, below is the card I made for my dad last year too. Masculine cards can be tricky but I really enjoyed making these. (My Cricut was a lifesaver for the text!)
Good luck with any Father’s Day craft that you embark on, feel free to share a link to yours.