Welcome to the newest Cardz 4 Guyz challenge #297. Julie, our host, chose “on the water” for the theme of this two week challenge. When you finish here, I hope you will visit the Cardz 4 Guyz blog to see the projects from the rest of the design team. I always enjoy seeing how differently we all incorporate the theme in our projects.
A good friend asked me to create a Father’s Day card for her dad using an ocean theme. I used the Waves of Inspiration bundle and 12 x 12 inch DSP (designer series paper) with the Happy & Heartfelt sentiment stamp set for my card.
Here’s the easel card I created:
- The Pacific Point base measures 5-1/2 inches by 8-1/2 inches. To create the easel, I scored the base at 4-1/4 inches and 2-1/8 inches.
- The white cardstock mat for the front and the panel on the inside each measure 5-3/8 by 4-1/8 inches.
- Next, I trimmed all the DSP I would need. The piece on the front of the card measures 4 x 5-1/4 inches. I trimmed another panel to 2 inches by 5-3/8 inches for the back of the white cardstock that stands up over the Pacific Point base. Finally, I trimmed a piece to 6 inches by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap. I’ve found that I need to adhere the DSP to the envelope flap right away.
- At this point, I also punched a 1 inch circle out of Pacific Point 6 x 6 inch DSP for the envelope seal. To finish the seal, I ran it through my XYRON create-a-sticker.
- Then, I adhered the cardstock and DSP together using my fave adhesive, multipurpose glue.
- I used the Waves Dies set to crop everything I needed for this card.
- There are two waves dies, and I chose to crop the more open wave from white cardstock. Then, I used the shimmery white embossing paste and a palette knife to add a thin layer of paste to the wave. The shimmer of the paste adds sparkles to the wave without leaving glitter everywhere.
- Even though the cropped wave pieces are thin, I was able to use multipurpose liquid glue to adhere it to the DSP.
- Next, I used my Stamparatus to help me stamp the pelican on the pilings. I used my Basic Gray ink pad and stamped it three times to get the color saturation I wanted. The distinkive pilings part of the stamp adds texture without having to color them.
- The pilings stamp has rope already on it, but I wanted to add some texture. I cut a length of white baker’s twine to wrap around the piling. I pulled one of the three stands of twine out of the length to cut down on bulk. Then, I added a piece of tear and tape to the back of the piling. This helped me be able to easily wrap the twine around following the stamped rope. Then, I added dimensionals under the pilings/pelican piece.
- I needed the black cardstock birds to function as a stop for the easel part of the card. In order to accomplish this, I cropped 8 pairs of each of the birds. Then, I put some liquid glue on a piece of plastic and used my reverse tweezers to dip each end and the point of the bird layers.
- If you haven’t gotten the Gentle Waves stamp from the mini-catalog yet, you have until the end of June to do so. I used Pacific Point ink on just the top part of the stamp and stamped the waves on the inside piece of white cardstock.
- Then, I stamped the outside sentiment on white cardstock using the tuxedo black ink. I cropped the label using a die from the Waves Dies set. The sentiment fit perfectly inside it. I added dimensionals under the sentiment label.
- I wanted the fonts for both sentiments to match since both would show at once. Therefore, I chose the “we have to celebrate this!” sentiment for the inside of the card. I used the tuxedo black ink to stamp this sentiment and the single bird to the left of the pelican.
- I also stamped the pelican/pilings on the front, bottom, right-hand corner of the envelope. Then, I stamped three birds close to the pelican so they won’t interfere with the postage stamps.
- Once I had my stamping completed, I adhered the birds using multipurpose glue. I also adhered the pilings/pelican down.
- I needed one more stop for the right side of the easel, but didn’t want to add another layered bird to that area. So, I just used a white elegant faceted gem.
- With that, I’d finished this coordinated fun fold easel card, envelope, and seal set.
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