To begin making this handmade card I folded an A4 piece of card in half using a score board and bone tool. If you do not have these tools in your craft supplies then you can score down the middle of the card using a pair of scissors or craft knife, taking care not to press too hard and end up cutting the card completely in half.
I then selected this sheet of images from a 6×6″ scrapbook paper pad which also contained matching papers. Although this is a really quick and easy way to find corresponding colours you will probably find if you have a rummage through your craft supplies you will find pictures and scraps of paper that will do the job just as well.
To add a personal touch when making your fathers day cards try to incorporate one of dads’ hobbies into the theme even if these means embellishing the card with everyday objects from around the house.
I used a scalpel and metal edge ruler to score and cut out each of the pictures from the 6×6″ scrapbook paper pad.
Once all the pictures have been cut out I covered each one with a clear ink. I then poured ultra thick embossing powder over the pictures and heated them with a heat gun. I used Ranger Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel
Once heated the picture has a shiny deep embossed look. You can re do this process over and over depending how thick and how embossed you require your fathers day cards to look.
From the same scrapbook paper pad I selected six different shades of paper and tore them so that the edges were showing the base white colour.
Using double sided tape I then attached the torn pieces of paper to the front of the folded card, taking care to trim of any edges that were showing around the edges of the card itself.
I then used a distress ink pad, in this case ‘faded jeans’ to ink all around the edge of the card.
Inking around the edge blends in where the paper has met the card and also gets rid of any unsightly white bits that are visible.
I then cut a small rectangle from a lighter coloured piece of card and added the words ‘To a dear father’ with peel off stickers. This wording is of course suitable for fathers day cards. You can easily use alternative wording for your happy birthday cards, anniversary cards and so on.
Using corresponding paper and silver mirror card I then mat and layered the wording.
The wording has then been attached to the front of the card using strong double sided tape.
The deep embossed pictures have been randomly placed together in a collage and secured together using double sided tape.
I then found some string and made a coil, placing strong glue on the back of the coil and using a clip to hold it in place while the glue dried.
Both the picture collage and the string have then been attached to the card using 3d foam and strong glue.
The theme of this fathers day card was antiques and rope knots, however you can easily add alternative embellishments to your fathers day cards whilst still keeping the same basic layout and design.