A play I have been doing since April (I Never Sang for My Father) is closing this Sunday, Father's Day. I have had a great time doing this play, it's a wonderfully talented cast, and we have a great time together. The play is about family relationships, loss and connecting with our fathers in particular. So, I thought my cards to the cast would also make a great Father's Day Card! The specific touches I used for the play, can simply be changed for the things the Father in your life likes!
What I used:
- 3D Crystal Lacquer
- Metallic Color Lacquer
- Blank Greeting Cards
- Patterned Paper
- Cardstock with Poster Clip Art printed on my printer
- Cricut Sentimentals Cartridge, Chair
- Tim Holtz sheet music Texture Fade
- Distress Ink Pumice Stone, and Honey
- Rubber Stamps
I was mass producing these, if you have multiple Dads in your life you may want to do the same.
First I cut up my little Vintage posters, and die cut all my chairs and cushions.
I also cut some 3.5"x5" pieces of white cardstock and embossed them with the sheet music texture fade. You could use any texture fade but I chose music, again, specific to the play...
Next I inked all the sheet music with Pumice Stone and an ink blender and went over again with the ink directly, to make the notes really stand out.
I inked the seat cushions with the Honey ink, the chair in our play is kind of a mustard color, the paper I had matched but wasn't quite yellow enough, and I also wanted to give the cushions more dimension like a real cushion.
I used 3D Clear Crystal Lacquer on the bottle and glass of Dubonnet, to make it look like glass, and I added some copper accents of Metallic Color Lacquer to the edges of the image. This really gives an image and extra quality, and polish that I love! It's such a great way to keep it from looking like something you just printed on your printer. It gives it that special touch.
I adhered the cushions to the chairs, and let everything dry for a bit.
Finally I Stamped the word "Congrats" on the side of the card, and used 3D Crystal Lacquer to glue everything in place. I like the Lacquer as an adhesive, it sets things in place in seconds, and I know pieces aren't going to fall off, even going in and out of an envelope and being handled, like with some adhesives. I also added some dots of more copper Color Lacquer to the "Congrats" to give the whole thing a uniformity. And TADA!! This photo doesn't do it justice, but the Crystal Lacquer really gives it finish and pizzaz! I love the effect it creates, and I always love the "wait, you made that?" aspect that Crystal Lacquer gives.
I can't wait to hear what Father's Day slants you put to personalize yours, feel free to share! Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful Dads in your lives! I have other fun ideas and adventures I like to share on my blog, Whimsykins. Have a great weekend! Merci.