Sunday, May 31, 2009

Father's Day Is On Its Way

I had planned on doing a Shaker Card, but I couldn't come up with one that would be relatively simple for everyone to follow. I wanted something quick and easy. Mitra said she is going to surprise me with something I will love soon, so stay tuned every one. So today I chose to do a relatively simple Father's day card. This image by Leigh Hannan called Pears D2193. I also saw that it can be purchased in the Clearance section for $4.00. That's a deal if you ask me. Father's Day, June 21, will be here before we know it. I haven't quite decided what words I want to use in the lower right-hand side of the card either, but I still have a little time.
The image was stamped on white cardstock and painted with Twinkling H2O's and the seeds were highlighted with Stickles Cinnamon glitter glue. It was put through the Cuttlebug using a Spellbinders Rectangles Large Scallop die. The background behind the image was filled in with a couple of different colors by wetting the area down and then applying the watercolors so it would spread out. I stamp with Brilliance Galaxy Gold. I always heat it to speed up the drying time. It also makes it rise up a little. In addition to that, it acts a lot like a resist when I am going around it for the background you see.

The next layer behind that is Copper cardstock put through the Cuttlebug using the Spellbinders Large Deckled Rectangle die. It was then put through again to get the embossed edge. The image was mounted on it. Then copper brads were applied to the corners. Stickles Cinnamon was used for the remaining scallops on each end.

The DP paper had a holographic glitter on it. Stickles Cinnamon was applied and then an old postal credit card was pulled lightly across it as shown. When dry deckle scissors were used to trim the edges. Some of this DP was also used on the top inside of the card and the envelope. The DP was mounted on another piece of Copper cardstock.

Mounting was done next. I misplaced my slot punch. An X-Acto knife was used to cut slits on each side of the image. The ribbon was slid through the slits. The image was mounted and then the ribbon was secured to each side of the card.


The bow was made with the Bow Easy.

Supplies:
Stamps: Impression-Oblession Pears D2193
Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth cardstock, Wausau Royal Metallic Copper, Robins Nest Designer Paper Water Glitter
Inks: Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Twinkling H2O's (They are staying in business and the 40% off sale is good until June 14th. Read about it on the link I gave you.) Thanks to all of you who helped.
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Rectangle Scallops die and Large Deckled Rectangles, May Arts Ribbon, Bow Easy, Stickles Cinnamon Glitter Glue, Doodlebug Copper Brads.

Thanks for stopping by to look and share everyone!

 

 Shirley

 

15 comments:

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Very lovely card Shriley!! Love the pear images!! ;)

Stamp and Smile said...

Yes, I need to get going on my Father's Day cards... your card is WONDERFUL!! Very lovely colors and layout.. SMILES! Michelle :)

Theresa said...

Beautiful card, Shirley! Love the rich colors!

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card, Shirley.
Love the color combo and how you did the ribbon. Great image and layout.

Karen x

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow Shirley this is a win, I love it.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Such an elegant card! You do so well with backgrounds and techniques.....I really enjoy your style!

Helena said...

Ooo that's nice and unusual! I must start to think what to do for my Dad's card!

Sharon said...

Lovely card.

craftimamma said...

What an unusual image Shirley! And what a perfect Father's Day card.

I was surprised to see that Father Day over in the USA is the same as ours in the UK because our Mother's Days didn't match up.

Lesley Xx

Stamping Cafe said...

Awesome card Shirley!! Simply beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! Terrific sparkles

Tasha said...

Another beautiful summery card i love the pear image its fantastic the colours you have worked with look amazing
love tasha xx

Elena said...

Wonderful card, Shirley! Love the pear iamge and all your detailed work!

Suzanne C said...

Your colors, as always are divine! Love the effect of the card and how you have designed it!

Christina said...

I love it.. Lovely colors...

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