Father’s Day Tuxedo Card with More Printable Sentiment Strips
(inside: Celebrate in style Have a wonderful day)
I am soooo thankful for all the talented card makers out there in blogland who share their creations for inspiration. I had a BUNCH of cards I needed to make with limited time to do it, and my mojo has taken an extended vacation! My card today is a CASE (almost exact!) of this card I had seen and admired a bit ago and saved for just this situation. Thanks Karen!
This slim line card features the “Slim Square Window Panel” Die from Creek Bank Creations along with dies from the “Spellbinders Classic Squares” (large and small) sets to create the layered squares in the window openings. These were cut from water color paper; I thought the thickness allowed the monotone layers to stand out a bit better.
The greeting is from the “Spring Sentiment Stamp” Set (Creek Bank Creations) and was stamped with Gina K Designs WIld Lilac ink. The inside sentiment is from the “Beautiful Blizzard” set (retired) from Stampin’ Up.
This 8 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ card fits in a regular business size envelope. If you wish to use a We R Memory Keepers envelope punch to create your own envelope, start with a 10 1/8″ square and make initial punch/score at 3 1/4″.
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(inside: Wishing you the wonderful day you deserve… Happy Mother’s Day!)
This card features a stamp from the “Eight Great Greetings” set from Stampin’ Up (retired) which I stumbled upon while browsing on ebay. This stamp made me chuckle because it is so true! It’s a good thing my mom is awesome – lol!!
After embossing the background panel with the “Floral Border” embossing folder by Darice, I added ink to the raised flowers and dots using two “Fantastix” coloring tools by Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts. For the swirls and leaves, I created a mask and dabbed on the ink with a “Foam Ink Pod” by Darice. (A Fantastix could have been used for the swirls and leaves as well, but I kept getting ink where I didn’t want it and found the mask and pods easier to control for these larger areas. Yeah, several early attempts ended up in the trash…)
The two stamps used for the inside sentiment are unmarked red rubber stamps. I think I purchased them at Michaels years ago, but they are not on their site now.
My sister, brother and I used to color eggs for Easter at my grandmother’s house every year, and I continued the tradition with my own children years later. This cute plaid pattern is similar to what they looked like when we were done – just kidding!! The colors were similar at least…
I used an egg shaped die to create the frame and placed the plaid patterned paper behind the hole. The greeting pieces were cut twice and offset slightly. I added a few more layers, and this card was complete.
I went with a simple design and traditional colors on this 4 1/2 inch square Valentine’s Day card.
The beautiful hanging hearts die cut was made with the “Frame Love” die by Scrap Man. I made the die cut into a sticker by adding Super Tacky Tape by Creek Bank Creations to the back of the red card stock before die cutting. The die cut was adhered to a white panel embossed with the “Subtle” embossing folder from Stampin’ Up.
This die cut is very thin and delicate and does not hold it’s shape well when trying to adhere it to the card so I created a template by positioning and cutting the image from plain white card stock that was the same size as my card front. I was able to place the template over the actual card panel and drop the die cut into the negative space on the template and shape it before sticking it down.
The greeting is from the “Miniature Type” stamp set by Clearly Besotted. It was heat embossed with white embossing powder and cut with a die from the “Sentiment Strips” die set from Photoplay. The sentiment on the inside is from the “One in a Million” set from Gina K Designs (retired?).
If mailed in a square envelope, this card would have required a trip to the post office so I used a regular A2 size envelope. It was a little too big for the card but much easier!