Today I want to share a card I made for my hubby for Father's Day. He's a great guy (and the reason we have the hot tub), and I want to show my appreciation for all the things he does for me.
I like to keep my cards simple, without a lot of bulky embellishments so that I can mail them without a lot of extra postage. Don't get me wrong, I love the look of cards with bulky embellishments, that's just not my style. Anyway, here is the card:
It's a pretty self-explanatory card, but here's how I made it anyway (for those of you who like written instructions):
- I stamped the hat 6 times, twice on each of 3 colors, and cut them out.
- I applied flocking to the hat bands, and let dry
- I used a nestability die to cut 6 pieces of cardstock, two each of three colors. These are the same colors I used to stamp the hats.
- I adhered the hats to the different colors of cardstock.
- I trimmed a piece of kraft cardstock with a scalloped edge punch.
- I adhered the hats in a manner that was pleasing to me to the kraft cardstock.
- I adhered the entire thing to a green base card.
- I stamped Happy Father's Day. (Stamp mfg. unknown)
I like the texture the flocking gives to the card without all the bulkiness.
Here are some things I could have done differently:
- I could have embossed the individual pieces before adhering the hats to them, but I liked the plain look.
- I could have embossed the kraft layer before adhering the rectangles.
- I could have arranged the hats differently.
I hope you have enjoyed this card. May your have a great week, filled with sunshine and laughter, and may you get to be creative.