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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Lighthouse and Tree

Just finished my Father's Day cards. Whew! I don't know why but I always find it so hard to make cards for guys.
The first one up is the one I did for my husband:
I really liked how this card turned out. I used white cardstock to and jet black Staz On ink to stamp the image. Then I used Faded Jeans Distress ink on the edge followed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I used light blue cardstock to mat the stamped image and inked the edge with Vintage Photo along with all of the other pieces. I adhered the kraft strips of cardstock to a light blue piece of cardstock.
 I punched holes in the corners of the light blue mat and used brown and white Baker's Twine wrapped around the blue brads in each of the four corners so the Baker's Twine framed the mat.
Before I adhered the large blue mat I had to cut part of one prong off of  each brad since it was going to show.
 The next card is for my dad: It is a 5" x 61/2" card.
 I stamped the image with brown Staz On ink onto white cardstock. The edges are inked with Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain Distress Inks.
 I then mounted the stamped image on dark brown cardstock that was cut using Creative Memories Custom Cutting System.
 The green cardstock was put in a Cuttlebug embossing folder and ran it through my Cuttlebug then I spritzed it with water mixed with Perfect Pearls to give it some shimmer. (Sorry I didn't take time to get a picture where you could see the shimmer.)
The card front is covered with a dark brown pattern paper. After adhereing the green embossed paper strip to the dark brown pattern paper I wrapped a piece of Simple Chartreuse grosgrain ribbon from Papertrey Ink around the dark brown pattern paper then adhered it to the card front. I also made a bow from the ribbon and attached it with a couple of glue dots. After stamping the sentiment, Happy Father's Day on a white cardstock circle and inked it with Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo and Walunt Stain and adhered it to the middle of the ribbon.
If you double click on the photos you can see them better.

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