Happy Father’s Day card

Posted by on June 15, 2014 in Greeting Cards, masculine | 0 comments

Here’s a quick and easy (sort of – more on that later!) Happy Father’s Day card for my husband:

happy father's day card

I knew I wanted a “clean and simple” card, something as unfussy as possible and have been wanting to use the new Little Letters dies on page 228 of the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  You get 26 letters that measure about 3/4″ high for only $26.95.  To spell DAD, you have to do the first two letters and then run it through the Big Shot a second time for the last D.  I used the Magnetic Platform but you could also use the standard platform with post-it-notes over the letters to keep them from moving.

I stamped the “Happy Father’s Day” greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Black Stazon and die-cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits.  I trimmed the right end of the banner to give it a straight edge and popped it up with Dimensionals.  The Old Olive cardstock (4 1/8″ by 5 3/8″) is also popped up with Dimensionals and layer onto the front of the card (Basic Black cardstock, 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″).

I knew I wanted to use the Black Chevron Ribbon but I’m a little bothered by the optical illusion created by the chevron print.  If you lay a piece of that ribbon across your cardstock, one end will look wider than the other.  Being a Virgo, I just can’t handle it – I know that sounds crazy but I just can’t help it!  So I thought maybe I could make a tie with that ribbon and went to YouTube to find a video on how to tie a tie with ribbon.  There was nothing.  Not a single video.  So I found a video on how to tie a real tie:

Even though I used ribbon instead of a real tie, the directions in this video were pretty straight forward and worked.  Eventually 😉  It did take me a couple of tries and more than a little “fussing” to get it just right – maybe I should do a video? 😉  I added a few Glue Dots to the tie to keep the shape of the neck part and to keep it lined up right on the card.  I really like the way it turned out and my husband loved his Happy Father’s Day card 😀

Here’s what the Little Letters dies look like:

little letters dies

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The little holes are to help the letters release from the dies (you can use a embossing stylus to poke it a bit) but I think using wax paper would help them to release more easily.  To use the wax paper, just add it between the cardstock and the dies.  The cardstock that’s poked out from the dies (after die-cutting) give you a “traditional” letter.  I chose to use the negative space that’s left after the cardstock is die-cut for a more “chunky” spelling of DAD :-)

I hope you enjoyed today’s Happy Father’s Day card and will share this project with your stamping friends 😉

 

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