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Happy Father's Day! card
By Laura Nicholas
For the Card Front:
- Trim the card to a 5" square and place it with the fold on the left. Cover the card front with blue/brown dots paper. Ink the edges of a 5"x1 1/2" strip of blue/brown striped paper (stripes running vertically) and glue it 1" from the bottom of the card front. Add zigzag penwork overlapping the top and bottom edges of the strip.
- Use the template to trace and cut four corner shapes out of blue glimmer paper. Glue one corner over each corner of the card front, then ink the edges of the card front.
- Use the template to trace and cut two 4 1/4"-tall bracket shapes out of blue glimmer. Glue the brackets over the center of the card front, about 2 1/2" apart.
- Lightly ink the top of a large rust silk flower and add a black big brad to the center. Use Zots™ to attach the flower between the brackets, toward the left. Computer journal “Happy Father's Day!” onto the small brown tag and ink the edges. Glue the tag over the flower with the tab tucked under the big brad.
- Tie 8" of black ribbon into a bow and attach it over the bottom of the right bracket with a Zot™. Run thin strips of black glimmer paper through the holes on four rust buttons, then use Zots™ to attach one button over each corner of the card front.
For the Card Inside:
- Ink the edges of a 5"x1 1/2" strip of blue/brown dotted paper. Ink the edges of a 5"x1/2" strip of blue/brown striped paper (stripes running vertically) and glue it across the bottom of the dotted strip. Add zigzag penwork over the top and bottom edges of the striped strip and glue the strips across the bottom of the card inside.
- Use the template to trace and cut a corner out of blue glimmer, ink the edges and glue it in the top left corner of the strips. Run a thin strip of black glimmer through the holes on a small rust button and attach it over the corner with Zots™.
- Computer journal “You are #1 to me!” on the small gold tag and ink the edges. Foam tape the tag over the right end of the strips. Knot 2" of black ribbon and attach the knot over the tag's tab with a Zot™.
A Tip From Laura:
Yes, you can use silk flowers on masculine projects! Rich, neutral colors work best to keep the masculine feel, and lightly distressing the flower adds more of a rugged effect. I tapped the top of this rust-colored flower with a black ink pad to rough it up a bit for Dad.
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