My husband's birthday is coming up in August and this is the card that I made for the occasion. This is also my card for the SCS Ways to Use It Challenge WT489 of 'Lots of dots' - and spots are also OK to use. Please see this link for the details on the challenge: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/fo...a-t590093.html I just LOVE dotty designer paper and I have quite a stash of it - I just can't help myself - and I especially love it for masculine cards. I added the 3 round buttons to also fit the challenge.
The main image is from the Docrafts range - Wellington Bear - A4 Ultimate Diecut Decoupage pack and came already diecut so I just popped out the pieces and trimmed off any daggy bits then layered them up with dimensionals. I did actually trim the panel down a bit on the sides because it was a bit too wide for my card base.
The designer papers - the blue and the dotted paper - are from the Fancy Pants Beach Bum 6" x 6" pad. I love how the dotty paper had the blue and rusty red colours in it that matched the car and Wellington's scarf so perfectly. The card base is kraft cardstock. All the layers were trimmed to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools.
The ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements and I added Fray Stop to the ends to stop them from fraying. This ribbon frays terribly so the Fray Stop is fantastic for those types of ribbons because you can add the Fray Stop first then trim so the ribbon doesn't have a chance to unravel. The ribbon knot was glued on using Fabric glue. The ribbon is quite thick and I chose it specifically because of its knitted texture echoing what I think Wellington's scarf would be like in real life (yes, I have a vivid imagination - as if you would see a teddy bear driving a car!).
The buttons are from my stash and have matching thread sewn through them before gluing on using Crafter's Pick Incredibly Tacky glue.
The sentiment is also from the Wellington Bear pack and was popped up on dimensionals.
I think you could use this card for Father's Day as well as for a birthday.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 77020
Wed, Jul 30, 2014 @ 4:37 AM
I love this! It reminds me a bit of one of my Lilli of the Valley stamps. Your paper has a perfect retro feel to suit the bear in his vintage car. And I know exactly what you mean about the ribbon - it would be perfect scarf material.
I have a divided folder for my 12x12 papers, and one sections is dedicated to spots and dots :D.
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Wed, Jul 30, 2014 @ 6:43 AM
Oh boy!! I love this car and the dimension of it!! Love all the pop ups! Such a cute image and I love your ribbon, buttons and paper!! Oh, I'm glad you "dressed" your buttons before adding them! Nothing worse than naked buttons!! LOL!! I love it!
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