Friday, 13 May 2016

Fathers Day Card - Step By Step Tutorial

Hello, sorry I'm running a little late with another blog update for you.  This week the Papermilldirect Design Team are working on ideas for Father’s Day cards and I have been playing with ink and dies again for this cog themed make.

Step by Step:
Take Papermilldirect Plain White cardstock and apply Vintage Sepia & Juicy Orange Colour Chemistry inks.  I used a foam make up sponge and also a water brush to randomly apply the inks to give a mottled effect.  Leave to dry or use a heat gun
Die cut a variety of cog shapes from the inked card.  Using a spray bottle to spray the cogs with Glorious Gold Colour Chemistry Ink or use a brush if you don’t have a spray.

Ink up another piece of Papermilldirect Plain White card as before, but this time applying Jubilee Blue & Tempting Teal Colour Chemistry Inks.  Dry fully before die-cutting 2 geometric trims and letters to spell out ‘DAD’.  Also cut the ‘DAD’ letters from Papermilldirect Navy Blue card.
Cut a piece of PMD Plain white card approx. 4 ¾” square and mat onto a piece of PMD Navy Blue card approx. 5” square, using double sided tape to adhere.  Glue the 2 blue inked geometric trims to card front using cosmic shimmer clear drying glue.
Work out your desired positioning of the cogs, with the DAD sentiment running across the centre.  When you’re happy with position, glue in place with clear drying glue.  Create a card base by scoring and folding an A4 sheet of PMD Plain White card in half, then trim down to just under 6” square.  With card fold across the top, add the completed panel using 3D foam pads to give height.

I really liked the fresh look of the Papermilldirect Plain White card against the inked elements and thought the cogs and geometric die cuts would be great for a masculine make. The gold spray added a subtle metallic element to the cogs and I really like the mix of blues and oranges together for a modern look.  I haven’t used ‘Father’s Day wording on the front as I wanted this card to be suitable for other occasions such as birthdays too and an extra sentiment could be added inside if required.

Materials Used:
Plain White Card – Papermilldirect
Navy Blue Card – Papermilldirect
Vintage Sepia, Juicy Orange, Jubilee Blue, Tempting Teal, & Glorious Gold – Colour Chemistry Inks – Oak House Studio
Cog Dies #FEDIE009 – First Edition
Alphabet Dies #FEDIE007 – First Edition
Tuck In Geometric Dies #ETL172 – Tattered Lace
Adhesives Used: Cosmic Shimmer glue, D/S Tape, 3D Foam Pads