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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day!!

 Today I am sharing a card with you that I made for my father last Father's Day.  It began with a simple sheet of patterned paper by K&Co that was just too beautiful to cut into.  The solution??  Pull out my patterned paper scraps, a few well loved Hero Arts stamps, my trusty Janome Sew Mini sewing machine,a sheet of printer paper and get to work!

I began by stamping over some of my scraps of paper that needed "just a touch more".  Then I cut these scraps into strips of varying widths.  They were scraps so the lengths were also uneven.  I arranged them on top of the sheet of  printer paper, using my dear sheet of patterned paper as my guide.

Now came the fun part as  began sewing these scraps down to the printer paper, abuting their edges and sewing them in place.  Some strips were sewn with a straight stitch, others got zig-zagged.  
Of course I had to varry which color of thread was on top, too!  It was so much fun to put together and see my own sheet of custom paper come to life. 

It was easy to cut a piece of this new paper 5.25" x 4" to use as the first layer for my card front and ohhhh so exciting!  I had never done anything like this before and was now on a creative roll. 

 To finnish off the card, I grabbed a sepia copy of an old picture of myself, mounted it on white card stock which I then distressed the edges of and mounted it to the front of my card using foam tape placed on the top, bottom, and left hand edges of the photo.  Using the foam tape in this manner created the perfect pocket for a Tim Holtz tag that I added stamping to on both sides. 

  Back side of the tag. 
With a card this sentimental I knew my father would not care one bit when I added a flower, some ribbon, lace, and buttons!

Dad, should you ever read this, I promise you will eventually get a card from me for Father's Day this year and it will be late as usuall!!  Also.......I still love you !!

1 comment:

  1. This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I hope I can see it in person at the store sometime. I'm your newest follower for your new blog, stop by mine if you have a chance at flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com I'll see you soon at THHP! ~Brynn