Friday, May 22, 2015

Pheasant Fathers Day Card

 ©Michele Emerson-Roberts  2015


I have the best “dad” in the world!  I wanted to make a special card for him for father’s day to remind him how special he is to me. He and mom have always liked to go for walks and watch the birds they would see along the way. I remembered a story of them seeing a beautiful pheasant many years ago and knew this mold would be perfect.


Supplies:

  • Any of the Arnold Grummer’s paper making kits
  • Pheasant acrylic paper weight (look around….you might be surprised at how many “molds” you already have!)
  • A sunny window, heat gun or microwave oven
  • Blender, small strainer, cello sponges and soft towels
  • Scraps of white paper (think junk mail, etc.)
  • Dies: Happy Father’s Day from CheeryLynn
  • Spellbinders Grand Calibur™ Machine
  • Westcott™ paper trimmer
  • Scor-Pal™ (LOVE the new 1/8th version!)
  • Scor-Tape™
  • Envelope to fit card
  • Beacon QuickGrip™ and ZipDry™ adhesive
  • 6 x 5 ½” medium blue precut matt and backing

Instructions

  1. Follow the direction for paper making and casting found in any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits or books to make slurry from the white scraps.
  2. Cast one (or more) of the pheasant molds, dry the castings in a microwave oven, with a heat gun or place it in a sunny window.
  3. Create a sheet of heavy weight handmade paper.
  4. When the paper is dry, cut, score and fold to make a 5 ½ x 6 ¼” card.
    Remember to always save the scraps.
  5. Die cut the words from the scraps of handmade paper.
  6. Attach the pheasant casting to the matt backing with QuickGrip™ adhesive.
  7. Attach the matt to the backing with Scor-Tape™.
  8. Attach the words to the bottom of the matt with ZipDry™ adhesive.
  9. Attach the matt to the front of the card with Scor-Tape™.


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