With Father’s Day right around the corner, I wanted to share a card idea that would be perfect for Father’s Day. I have been saving this card to share from CHA in January until we got a little closer to Father’s Day. I think this card is so fun because it uses images that are so fun that you maybe wouldn’t think of for Father’s Day. Best of all, this card is quick and super easy!
The base of the card is simply a 6″ x 12″ strip of Tim Holtz Shattered Kraft Core cardstock folded in half to create a top fold 6″ x 6″ card. I tore a thin strip off of the bottom front edge to show a little more of the kraft cardstock side from the inside. I used an ink blending tool to apply Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the cardstock edges.
I also cut a 6″ wide strip of kraft cardstock that was about the same width as a #8 manila tag. I inked the edges of the strip and adhered it to the front of the card.
Next, I stamped the blueprint for the popcorn from the Mini Blueprints #6 set on the front left side of a #8 manila tag using Jet Black Archival Ink. I stamped the popcorn and soda pop again on a scrap piece of manila cardstock. I colored the images on the scrap with a water brush and assorted colors of Distress Ink Markers. To apply the color, I scribbled the marker ink onto my craft sheet and then picked it up with the water brush to apply it to my stamped image. After the marker ink and water was dry, I used the fine tim of the markers to add some bolder accents and outlines. I cut the two images out using fine tip micro scissors. I adhered the popcorn image over the same image stamped onto the tag. I used adhesive foam to adhere the soda bottle to the tag overlapping it onto the popcorn image.
I stamped the word “pop” with Worn Text alpha stamps using Aged Mahogany and Black Soot Distress Inks. I applied both colors to the stamps before stamping, Black Soot first and then Aged Mahogany second. The second color will be most prominent with hints of the first color peeking through. I also added “for my” using Tall Text alpha stamps using Black Soot Distress Ink only.
I used an ink blending tool to apply Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo Distress Inks along the edges of the tag.
I applied a couple of adhesive foam squares to the center back of my tag so that it would not lay flat on the card. I adhere the tag flat on the left and right edges of the tag at a slant over the top of the kraft strip. Finally, I bent a large game spinner in half to create a clip. I placed the clip on the edge of the card so that it would seem to hold the tag in place.
Pretty easy don’t you think? And sure, I think, to put a smile on any Pop’s face!