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This month, with Father’s Day occurring on June 16, the challenge is all about projects for the men in our lives & most, if not all, of my projects throughout the month will be made with the challenge theme in mind.
Here’s my first card. There are links to all the items I used at the end of this post.
This is an 8x8 card blank & the first layer is a square of Core’dinations, which I slightly distressed around the edges.
The second layer is also Core’dinations. I dry embossed it with the lattice embossing folder & sanded over the top.
The next layer is a piece of kraft card. I drew a grid on it with a waterproof pen – I used a PITT pen, there are others available, including Sharpies – used Fired Brick distress ink through the stencil & went over the top with Vintage Photo.
Next step, the label. Again, it’s a piece of kraft card. I embossed it first with clear embossing powder. Then covered it again with Versamark & used a spoon to add different embossing powders; dark brown, tan, deep red. I repeated that step, with the addition of a tiny amount of WOW Clear Sparkle EP.
The coloured EPs I used are not the best quality, when heated they go white in places. But for a distressed/vintage appearance that’s fine.
When the label was completely cold, I bent it until cracks appeared.
The letters are Sizzix alphabet dies from my stash. Rather than use foam pads to give height, I cut three of each letter & glued them together with Cosmic Shimmer glue. I attached the label with metal brads & added some tissue tape to the corners. It was a little too white, so I blended Vintage Photo DI over it.
The clock face is a Kanban stamp & I cut the circles with a Spellbinders die & layered them together. I stamped another Kanban stamp on the top layer with Coffee Archival ink & heat set with clear EP, then covered with a gold ink – I did that a few times, drying in between each layer. I attached the metal embellishment to the clock with Glossy Accents, then covered the clock face with it. The addition of a few card candi from Craftwork Cards & the card was finished.
Here’s the card again.
All the challenge details on the challenge page & we’re looking forward to seeing your projects. And of course, you’re not restricted to fathers, it can be brothers, boyfriends, husbands.
Thanks for visiting the blog. Until next time, have a lovely weekend & happy crafting.