|Happy Father's Day!|
Father's Day is coming up and Iron Craft challenged us to make Something For Him. I had an awesome idea but that didn't work out so well. (More on that later.) Instead, I made a card for my husband.
- Paper - 2 sheets of mat paper, scraps in cream and brown
- Glue stick
- Brads - 7
- Ink - copper and walnut brown
- Straight edge
- Adhesive foam strips
|I <3 gorgeous papers.|
I stamped a swirl on opposite corners of the cream paper using copper ink.
|Stamping the inside.|
Then I glued it to what will be the inside of the card using a glue stick. Notice I left more space on the left. This will make the cream part centered when the card finally comes together.
|Glue the inside.|
I cut a small rectangle from brown paper, inked the edges, and attached four brads to the corners.
I glued that to the front of the card.
|Glue the front.|
Using the same swirl stamp and copper ink as the inside of the card, I made a frame. I then stamped the text in walnut brown.
|Indeed, it is your day.|
I cut out the stamped image.
I then attached that to the front using adhesive foam strips. This gives the card a bit of extra dimension.
Then I scored the left side of the front of the card a little less than a half an inch (I really hate to measure) from the edge. This makes the card easy to open and easy to display.
I attached three more brads to the little flap that was made when I scored the card front and then I glued the flap to the card's back.
And now for the fail. I thought it would be very cool to make tiny Polaroid keychains. I downloaded a set of frames from Fuzzimo and picked frame #4. I added some text and a photo of my daughter. It was all going well up until this next step.
I was out of white Shrinky Dinks paper, so I used the clear rough and ready. Erm...bad idea. The ink bled all over the place. I decided to go ahead and shrink it anyway. I thought maybe it would turn out artsy and abstract or something. "Or something" was right.
I'm still in love with the idea, but I definitely need to pick up some white Shrinky Dinks. Or something.