Sunday, September 4, 2011

Whip It Up {Sunday!}: Scrap Buster Father's Day Card

It's Father's Day today! So I thought I'd share the card I've made for Dad this year :) 
You can adapt this to any occasion, it's really easy and it's a great paper scrap buster!

What you need:
* Lots of strips of colourful, co-ordinating paper in various thickness
* Small rectangle of vellum paper
* Slightly larger rectangle of colourful paper
* A "base" card
* Scissors (normal and decorative)
* Glue
* Gold pen for embellishment
* Split pins / brads
* Foam photo mount stickers

What to do:
Make up your "base" card if you haven't already. I wanted mine to fit inside a standard envelope, so I slipped the edge inside the top of the envelope, scored across where I wanted the top of the card to be, folded it at the score and trimmed off the excess.

Now cut your scrap paper into lots of strips. I like thin strips, but vary the thickness a bit for added interest. I also like to use different textures and types of paper if I can. Make sure you have enough strips to cover the front of your card.

Now, glue them on! I did mostly horizontal strips. First a layer of the longer, thicker strips then on top of that I added a few of the thinner and shorter strips. I also ended up doing a few vertical strips.

Let it dry then trim off the overhanging paper.

For added durability and longevity, I gave the front a thin coat of matt Mod Podge. You don't have to of course! Or you might like to be different and use gloss!

Now to embellish! I took a piece of vellum paper and wrote my message in gold marker.

I trimmed it down, then using my decorative scissors cut a piece of scrap book paper to sit behind the vellum paper so my wording would stand out. These two layers will be attached together using split pins, and I find it's easier to put the split pins through if I pop holes in the right spots first. Use the tip of some sharp scissors or an awl.

Attach the pieces, then place some foam photo mounting stickers on the back.

Attach this to the front of your (now dry!) card. You can stop here if you want, but I went ahead and added  a few swirls to the card with my gold pen for extra interest.

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!


Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Rissa, your father's day card is so cute! :D ENjoy your Sunday!

Ricki Jill

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