June 4, 2014

Tool Father's Day Card

This week's Simon Says Stamp's current challenge was just what I needed to get me to make my Father's Day card.

I bought corkboard sheets years ago and have never used them, and since I recently got charm tool dies, I figured now was my chance.  I die cut the tools out of black cardstock and used a silver gel pen to colour the metallic parts.  I cut out a piece of corkboard and rounded the edges.  For the background I embossed silver cardstock.

I don't have a proper Father's Day sentiment stamp, so I used an alphabet stamp I really like (and used for the first time).  To get the letters straight I taped a piece of acetate to my card.  I still got the T and H a bit higher than the other letters (as I did each letter separately so they'd be closer together), but on the whole I'm happy with it.  I used a silver pigment ink, and so had some stamp cleaner on one cloth and water on another so I could quickly clean the ink off and not stain my stamps (and it worked!).

To attach the corkboard, I used 4 screw brads (which are attached to the silver cardstock).  For the cardstock I used a tape runner.  I glued the tops of the charms to the corkboard so the bottoms swing free.

My dad's quite a handyman who worked with metals for most of his career, so I think he'll like this.


6 comments:

Laura Sterckx said...

This is a perfect masculine card! The tools are so cool. Love the embossed pattern. Looks like real metal. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge Blog! :)

uselesstrinkets said...

Hey Jess,
I just saw the thumbnail over at the Simon Says blog and hoped over here. Your card looks sooo sweet, but masculine ;) Your father will be happy
Best wishes
Jessa

artful-notions said...

Amazing tools on this fabulous masculine card!

Cindy Groh said...

I love this card. It is such a perfect male card. May I post a link to your card on my Manly Monday blog post? It's a post where I showcase masculine cards for my readers. Let me know if you want your card in the Monday post and I'll send you a link to it after it goes live. My email is grohcm at gmail dot com. Send a link with an email so I can find your card again.
Thanks
Cindy

Karin said...

Super cool! much better than the card I sent dad!

Patricia Johns said...

This is fantastic! You're so creative with these!