Monday, June 18, 2012

Celebrating Dad

I hope that all of you had a great time celebrating the fathers in your life this weekend - I know we did!  There was lemon cake, homemade pizza and a movie involved, as well as presents.  DH was very pleased.

I wanted to share the two cards I made for my DH - one from me, and one from my DD who is a self-avowed non-crafter.  She loves my cards though, and frequently commissions me to make them for her friends.  She also loves to pin things to Pinterest that she wants me to make for her.

I love my Silhouette machine, and use it for most of the cards I make.  These were no exception.  This first one uses a file from the Silhouette store called Outer Space that includes the rocket, the planet, the stars and a moon that I used inside the card.  I did an offset of the rocket pieces and cut it out in white CS to mat the piece and make it stand out a bit from the dark background of the card.  I used a metallic silver CS for the window (port hole?) and a holographic sticker sheet adhered to white CS for some of the stars.  Do not try to cut this stuff on the mat by itself.  It doesn't work and you will only get annoyed.  

I glittered the planetary ring with Martha Stewart glitter.  The text was printed on the computer (font - Honey Script) and then trimmed into a banner shape and and matted.

The inside of the card is nothing spectacular, so I didn't take a picture of it.  I did use the moon from the Outer Space set as an accent, and added a white square to write on.

Here is the card I made for DD to give to her dad:

The sentiment on the inside reads "You're my hair-o!  Happy Father's Day!"

I knew, as soon as I saw this facial hair paper (The Guy Stack - DCWV) that it was perfect for this card, and the sentiment clicked immediately.  I used a Silhouette file (6 Moustache Set) for both of the 'stache embellishments.  It's the same one - Silhouette makes it SO easy to resize files for using in multiple ways.  The big 'stache is flocked.  I tried it first with adhesive spray - don't do that.  I ended up getting a much better result with tape runner.  I cut the woodgrain shape with my Stampin' Up! Top Note die.  the "Looking Good" and argyle square and blue background came from The Guy Stack paper pad.  I added some Basic Grey letters to spell "dad", and cut the sentiment end into a banner shape. 

For the inside, I cut the white shape from a Silhouette file and used my computer to print the sentiment.  I used a typewriter font - cannot for the life of me remember which one, but there are loads out there.  I edged all of the pieces inside and on the front with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  I love this for eliminating white edges of cut pieces, and for giving a cohesive look to everything.   

That's it for now - thanks for taking a peek, and I hope you'll come back soon!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Wendy, Thank you very much for your sweet comment on my blog. I had bought the espadrilles in Germany but they seem to be available in the US too. I've seen several online shops that sell them and you find them at the famous online auction house as well.
    Your had great ideas for the father's day cards!
    Happy weekend!