Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day card

Happy Father's Day!! I've always had such a hard time making masculine cards, until I found steampunk! This is my Dad's Father's Day card and I thought I'd share it. It's a Z-fold design and I attached 2 square panels, 1 on the Z-fold, and the other on the back. Both panels start with a cool text background I'm finding so very useful from Rogue Redhead Designs - it's from Relish Reading and I've been using it to create a tone on tone piece - ink the paper first with Tea Dye DI and a blending tool, then stamp the text stamp over that also using Tea Dye DI. Love the subtle text background that creates. The other part that was fun was to alter my chipboard diecut gears to make them look like metal, but still keep them light and mailable. I finally found the video link to the process I ran across awhile ago from the Red Lead Paperworks blog using Krylon pens, sandpaper and distress stains. Here's the link to their youtube video.

On the inside square panel, I used the same background technique, then added a diecut stamped with my sentiment from Bits and Pieces also from RRD - such a versatile sentiment set! For the back of the card (or I suppose, the inside depending on how you look at it) I ran just that part through my Cuttlebug with an embossing folder and then highlighted the raised areas with metallic rub ons. Image: Collage Visions

10 comments:

Netty said...

The Z fold style is perfect for your card. Love it. Annette x

Wax Beach Artist said...

Fabulous card! I have a hard time with the men's cards too and steampunk sure helps!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

An amazing card you created for your Dad. Your father is so lucky to have such a talented daughter, he must be immensely proud of all your achievements in life.
Wishes
Lynne

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous card - all the elements work together so well.

Debbie K. said...

Wow. Great looking card, Penny. Bet your Dad really loved it!

Ana Márquez said...

The pic man look as a honorable moustached man :-D It's ideal for your wonderful card. Congratulations for so great work.

Jann said...

A great Father's Day card--I love your art!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Fabulous card - I have a blog award for you on my blog!

Shar said...

A completely perfect masculine card! Love how you put it together!

Trishia said...

Penny,I was walking on a beach and came across the end of a fishing rod; maroon with silver metal loops to thread the fishing line through. About 6 inches long. I stuck it in my pocket and the first thing I thought was "Penny would turn this into a Father's Day card!"