Good morning! The weather may not be amazing, but I hope you enjoy the last day of the weekend before another week begins.
In case you have been living under a rock, today is Father’s Day. My biological father died in 2007, so he’s no longer with me, but my parents divorced when I was 6 and my mum met someone new & althought they aren’t married he’s been there for me through all the trials and tribulations as I grew up – so this card is for him.
I was thinking about what to make for a Father’s Day card one weekend when I was watching Create and Craft TV (a very dangerous passtime of mine that I try to avoid becuase I end up buying things!!) and they introduced a company that I had never heard of before called Acid Drops & Whatnots. They team 1920’s-1930’s images with witty sentiments & make clear stamps and toppers. I fell in love – I had to have the stamps and toppers.
For this card I used a topper from the ADTOP10 ‘My Best Shot’ toppers set and I wanted to mirror the colour sceme in the topper in the colours of the rest of the card.
I started with a cream C5 card base. I used my guillotine to cut a 19 cm x 13 cm panel from Stampin’ UP! Gumball Green cardstock. I attached some yellow ribbon from my stash with double sided tape to the green panel and attached it to the front of the card base. I cut the topper from the rest of the A4 sheet with my guillotine and attached it to the green panel with roll-on glue.
I love my Lili of the Valley clear ‘Happy Circular Sentiments‘ & I stamped the Happy Father’s day on white card with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I cut it out using my Big Shot and the 3rd smallest Spellbinders Classic Circles Small die. To match the topper I used my Promarkers; ‘Poppy’, ‘Gold’, ‘Marsh Green’ and ‘Olive Green’. I attached it over the ribbon with roll-on glue.
As the image is a golfer I wanted some grass somewhere on the card so I used my Memory Box ‘Grassland Border’ (#825) die to cut some grass from the DCWV ‘matchmakers’ textured adhesive border punch strips Neutrals – there are 2 greens in this set, I used the brighter green as opposed to the ‘sludgy’ green. The wonderful thing about these adhesive borders is you can die cut them and then peel off the backing – no fiddling with Quicky glue!!
The finishing touch was to stamp the sentiment inside the card. I think my IndigoBlu ‘Mr Fan-tash-tic‘ is my most used sentiment set by far! I inked up the Father’s Day in Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped it inside the card, then inked just the Happy from the Happy Birthday sentiment & stamped it above.