Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Father's Day Cards with Authentique Explore

Hi everyone, 

Deb here,  I wanted to share some last minute Father's Day cards I made as my design team project for Country Craft Creations. I hope these bring some inspiration and creativity to you all. We have 5 days to get those cards made, right? 

I made two cards that I think are pretty easy to create and only take maybe start to finish 20 minutes. (maybe shorter)  So for the cards I used Authentique - Explore paper collection. I will provide instruction for each card. 

To begin I used one sheet of the 12x12 cut in half to make these two cards, this will be the base of your card. I might have cute them a little short after I folded them. 

First card -  I used the colored side of the world paper (chose this one because the reverse side is cream/brown. I used the 2 sheets from the 6x6 for the banners and a card from the Pocket Crafting cards for my focal image with "Happy Father's Day" stamped on it. I wrote the date in it because this will be given to my nephew in law as it's his first Father's Day. I used the brown paper from CountryCraftCreations to border my flags and the Pocket card. 

The inside of the card I used a cream cardstock for the sentiment and then a small cut a-part from the Pocket-Crafting cards and adhered it.

Second card - 
So after cutting the 12x12 sheet I wanted to add some color to the background and used the BoBunny Bronze spray mist. Now I have to warn you, when I sprayed it, it looked black and dark splotches and I thought "OH NOOOO"!!! But then it dried and I said, "OHHHH YEAAAA!!!" lol   
once it all dried I took the blue sheet of the 12x12 cut it and distressed it with my scissors and inked it up, placed my brads and adhered it sideways. 
I then took a 3x4 Pocket card sprayed with a little water, crumpled it up to a tiny little ball. Unfolded and blew dry just a little and added my ink around it, distressed the edges a little, and adhered. I added that "Gorgeous" seambinding from Tamra's shop, which added a perfect accent to the card. :D  A little stamp in the corner from the sticker sheet. (love the sticker sheet)  and finished. 

For the inside of the card I used one of the 3x4 Pocket Crafting cards. Stamped Happy Father's Day and adhered. I think using the Pocket cards is a great way to attached your sentiment to the card. Plus no cutting. :D 

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you stop by and take a looksie at CountryCraftCreations. 

I invite you to join us for some fun on the FB pg Scrapbookers of CountryCraftCreations we will be having a special event in a few weeks and you don't want to miss out on winning some prizes.
Wishing you a great week & Hugs, 
Deborah xxx