Monday, June 11, 2007

A Special Day

I've been working on a few projects over the weekend that I planned on posting, but at the last minute this little Father's Day card popped out of me. My dad reads this blog so of course I can't post the card I made for him. This one will probably go to Poppie. I don't think he reads this blog. I guess if he does then he'll get a sneak peek. I really need to get to bed since I have to be up before the sun tomorrow. Every time we pick up a new class we have to be at work at 0430. Our school starts earlier in the summer in order to beat the heat. You see, on the first day of class there's an obstacle course and timed two mile run that the Soldiers must pass to stay enrolled in our school, so we don't want anyone passing out from heat exhaustion or stroke!
Here's what I did:
Every time I make a mat, I take the larger layer and subtract a quarter inch. So, in this case the green base is 4.25"x5.5" then the blue would be 4"x5.25" followed by the patterned paper from Basic Grey which is trimmed to 3.75"x5". I used Bazzill 5mm Hershey brads in the corners. (Make sure you put brads and other embellishments that require you to go through a layer of paper on before you adhere your design to your card front. You don't want the person receiving your card to see your brad's behinds on the inside of your card. It's just not pretty!) When I'm done putting brads through my paper I always smash them down on a hard surface to make them super flat. It really keeps the paper from being lumpy. The inner blue mat is 2.75"x4" and the center green piece is 2.5"x3.75". Before I layered the green onto the blue I printed my sentiment on the green card stock using Monotype Corsiva at a 20pt bold font. I tied some beige ribbon to the front and used a ruler as a guide for the paper piercing. After assembling all of the layers I then glued it to the green standard A2 card. I used the same font and style on the inside of the card to finish off the sentiment. It says: "Don't get too excited though we have a special day for groundhogs too!" And...that's it!

2 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, I lost your link when everything crashed the other day, but I've got it back now. Whew! This is the perfect Father's Day card! I love the sentiment and it has just the right amount of color. I don't think guy cards always have to be colorless. Love this!

KleoPatra said...

That's VERY nice... Good work!