Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Hats off to all the fathers out there!

In my last blog post I mentioned that I had another card idea up my sleeve!  Well, I have made a card to fulfil our latest team challenge - which was to inspire, create and share via a card with a masculine theme.  Father's Day falls on the third Sunday in June, which, this year, is on the 18th - so I've poured my ideas into making a card for the occasion.

My card combines the Guy Greetings stamp set with vellum, which is the common thread to my previous card.  It's a stamp set that I haven't used for a while, but it fits the bill perfectly, and I'm so glad that I have dusted it off to use. 

I've used Basic Black Archival ink on Whisper White card to create the bold monochromatic background.  The stamps I've used depict a single pair of shoes and a collection of six hats... so how did I create the all over pattern, I hear you ask?  Well, I used an ingenious stamp positioning tool called a Stamp-a-ma-jig.  With the aid of a see-through sheet and a handle you are able to position a stamp image exactly where you want it every time!

Once the background was complete, I wrapped a vellum band around the middle section so that it became slightly muted - leaving the top and bottom row of hats at full intensity.  The silver heat embossed sentiment is the only deviation from the black and white monochrome theme.  Of course, the sentiment could be different  - a birthday greeting, perhaps (there is one in the set) - and it doesn't have to be black and white.  It would work just as well with blue and white... those cogs in my brain are whirring again!

Thank you for visiting today.  Happy Crafting

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