Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Well, I doubt I have a whole lot of men visiting my site...but if it applies to you then...Happy Father's Day! :-)

My husband really likes the cards that I make that are "aged" or "distressed" so I started this card off with that in mind. I used an image from Stampin' Up. I don't own the stamp set but someone had stamped me some images. I colored the image with my prismacolor pencils and then aged the piece by sponging on brown ink and then dragging the edges with scissors. It was still a little too white for my liking so I added some light brown ink to the "Linen" background stamp (also Stampin' Up) and stamped over the entire image. Lastly I faux stitched around it. The rest is very similar...lots of sponging of ink or using the ink pad 'direct to paper' to give it the aged look. Also dragging the edges or folding the corners. The only 'embellishment' per se is the tiny screw brads in each of the four corners. I had originally planned on using silver screw brads but they looked entirely too bright with the rest of it. So I stuck with these mini brads which are more of a copper color. The map paper is from Close to My Heart. The inside simply states, "Happy Father's Day to our 'Classic' Dad". (Printed from computer.)

Here is a close up of the main image. If you click on the image it will get larger and then you can see all the distressing that was added.



Kelly L aka Littlekel90 said...

Very nicely done. I love the distressed look too! I am sure he loved it! :) Kel

Kristine B. said...

OH WOW!! Seriously Jane, this is so COOL! My dad loves old cars and I do actually have this set! But this is the coolest card I've seen yet using it. LOVE the screw brads and that map paper! I would totally print out a map and distress it, lol. FABULOUS!!! I'm "stealing" this to case later :) Hope you had a wonderful Father's Day today! Hugs,

Widdle Shamrock said...

That's great Jane.I don't recognise the stamp.

Father's Day is in Spetember here.

Hugs, thinking of you.