In Australia, we celebrate Father's Day on the 1st Sunday in September which is next weekend - and this is the card I made to give to my husband who is a fantastic Dad to our daughter.
My husband loves the older-styles of planes so when I saw this Paper Tole (called decoupage in the UK) image of a De Havilland Tiger Moth from Craft Creations, I thought it would be perfect for him. The image came already diecut so I just popped out the pieces and trimmed off any daggy bits and put the pieces together with dimensionals. Easy peasy!
I did actually trim down the base image panel quite a lot because it was really large and wouldn't fit on my standard-size card front. This image panel is layered onto blue designer paper from my Fancy Pants Beach Bum 6" x 6" pad and trimmed to 1/16" using my Perfect Layers Tools.
The card base is kraft cardstock layered with the same blue paper as the main image plus some dotty paper from the same pad - and these were trimmed to 1/8" using my Perfect Layers Tools.
To make the stars, I cut two small pieces of Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds glitter cardstock (which is white) and rubbed the cardstock with Versacolor Smoke Blue pigment ink, gave it a quick blast with my heat-gun to dry the ink, then diecut a star using my Big Shot and Memory Box Celestial Bodies die set which includes a couple of different sized stars. Likewise, for the reddish-orange stars, I rubbed a mix of Colorbox Warm Red and Blush Rose fluid chalk ink over the glitter cardstock, heat-set it and then diecut the stars. A GREAT way to match the glitter cardstock to the colours on your card - which was a fantastic tip I recently learned from my Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. The stars were popped up on dimensionals. The twine I used on my card is Solid Midnight Blue from The Twinery and I added Fray Stop to the cut-ends to stop them from fraying.
The sentiment is from a Docrafts Wellington Bear Ultimate Decoupage pack which was still sitting on my desk from my last couple of Wellington Bear cards and thought it matched perfectly. This was also popped up on dimensionals.
I think you could use this image for a birthday card just by changing the sentiment.
Registered: March 31, 2008 Location: Eastlake, OH Posts: 20571
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 @ 4:59 PM
Beautifully done! I have only tried this one and it took a lot of patience since the paper was so fragile! I am not sure how you did the scenery but this is gorgeous and a wonderful card for Father's Day!