Happy Father’s Day for Cardz 4 Guyz #298

Welcome to the Cardz 4 Guyz challenge #298.  Our host, Caz, chose Father’s Day for our theme, which is June 19th here in the States.  When you are finished here, I hope you will hop over to the challenge site to see what the rest of the design team created.  Then, I hope you are inspired to join in the challenge fun.  I can’t wait to see what you upload to our gallery!

Through commenting on gallery submissions, I’ve been introduced to new-to-me challenges.  I found my inspiration for the layout from a new-to-me challenge, Sketch Saturday #702. 

Here’s my card:


Here’s the challenge banner from Sketch Saturday:


It actually took me longer to figure out what DSP (designer series paper) patterns I wanted to use than it did to create the card.  I enjoyed the sketch so much that I used it for my card for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop, which goes live Wednesday morning.  



  • The Evening Evergreen base measures 5-1/2 by 8-1/2 inches, scored at 4-1/4 to create a tent fold card.
  • The plaid Evening Evergreen piece of DSP (from the 6×6 inch In Color DSP) measures 3-1/2 by 3-3/8 inches.
  • I used the 12 x 12 inch He’s the Man DSP for the rest of the patterned paper. First, I trimmed the background Sahara Sand print to 4-1/8 inches by 5-3/8 inches. You can’t see it, but I punched out a 1 inch circle for the envelope seal. It doesn’t matter because no one can see the hole in the background DSP.
  • Next, I trimmed the Early Espresso to 2-3/4 by 3-3/8 inches.
  • The fun camping DSP measures 2-1/2 inches by 3-1/8 inches. I also trimmed a piece of this DSP to 6 by 2-1/2 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Then, I trimmed a piece of Soft Succulent cardstock to 2-5/8 inches by 3-1/4 inches.
  • Using the Stylish Shapes die set, I cropped a banner out of white cardstock and the background Sahara Sand DSP.
  • Instead of using white cardstock for the inside panel, I trimmed a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock to 4 by 5-1/4 inches. The Sahara Sand cardstock is light enough to write on and isn’t as stark as white cardstock would’ve been.
  • That’s it for the measurements!

What I Did:

  • I wanted the camping DSP to stamp out from the Soft Succulent cardstock. Therefore, I used the brush end of my Soft Succulent marker to outline both the DSP and the cardstock. The effect is subtle, but clearly defines the ends of both papers.
  • I used multipurpose glue to adhere all the patterned DSP down.
  • The sketch calls for a bow on the right side of the center panel. However, this Dad card didn’t need a bow. I used a length of linen thread and folded it back and forth so I had 4 pieces. Believe me, it is much easier to tie a knot before cutting the ends loose, so that’s what I did. One mini-glue dot adhered the knot to the right side of the center DSP.
  • Both the inside and outside sentiments come from the Happy and Heartfelt stamp set. I just love the font used for this set of 15 sentiments. I used Evening Evergreen ink for both sentiments.
  • In order to have the Sahara Sand DSP show on either end of the white sentiment banner, I simply cut it in half and adhered them to the ends of the sentiment banner. Next, I added dimensionals under the banner to accommodate the linen thread and adhered it down.
  • Following the challenge sketch, I added two Evening Evergreen matte dots to the top, left-hand side of the card. My sense of balance really wanted me to add a third dot to form an eye-pleasing triangle. Therefore, I added a small matte dot to the end of the white cardstock banner.
  • Finally, I adhered the Sahara Sand cardstock to the inside of the card using multipurpose liquid glue.
  • With that, this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal set was complete.

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Have a Peachy Day!


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