Friday, May 16, 2014

Happy Fathers Day Card

©Michele Emerson-Roberts  2014

I am so lucky to still have my step dad living. We will celebrate another Father’s Day with him this year if the good Lord is willing. He always wanted to go hunting….. “with a camera”. Perhaps this card will bring a smile to his face since he was never able to make the time to go and now health issues keep him from going.



Supplies:

  • Any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits
  • Microwave, heat gun or a sunny window
  • Blender, small strainer, cello sponges and soft towels, scissors, bone folder
  • Beacon QuickGrab™ and ZipDry adhesives, double sided foam tape or foam dots
  • Scraps of white paper (think colored junk mail, etc.)
  • Mold: CP Ducks in flight
  • One 6 x12” Burgundy 90# card stock folded in half (I used World Win)
  • Envelope for a 6 x 6” card
  • ColorBox™ Chalk Ink pads in Lavender Blue and light brown
  • Stylist handle with white foam tips
  • Approx. 1 yard of variegated golden brown floss
  • Approx. 1 yard of variegated golden brown mesh ribbon
  • Large eyed embroidery needle
  • 6 small oak leaf beads

Directions:

  1. Follow the direction for paper making and casting found in any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits or books to create the casting with while slurry.

  2. Dry the casting in the microwave, with the heat tool or in a sunny window.

  3. When the casting is dry, coat the back with  ZipDry™ adhesive - allow to dry.

  4. When it is dry use the Stylist tool and foam tips to add a tiny amount of lavender ink to the clouds and brown ink to the ducks to bring out the texture of the casting.

  5. Stitch some French knots with the variegated floss to add dimension to the cat tails.

  6. Use the thin mesh ribbon and long stitches to add tall reeds to the right.

  7. Attach the oak leaves with French knots and floss.

  8. Assemble the card

  9. Attach the casting to the front of the card (fold at the top) with Beacon QuickGrab™ adhesive.


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