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Father’s Day 2018 Cardmaking

As promised last week when I shared with you the card I made for Dad’s Birthday.  Today I am back to show you the results of my cardmaking for Father’s Day 2018. I had two cards to make. One for my Dad and one for my father in law and the designs I came up with are entirely different. In fact, they have only one thing in common; they are both created with Hunkydory products. So let’s jump right in and take a look.

Living Creatively with Fibro | My complete collection of Hunkydory USB sticks in lots of lovely colours

A Card for my Father in Law

I mentioned last week that I had just ordered and received the latest USB from Hunkydory, number seven in the collection. As you can see in the image below, I have kept up and bought all of them.Each month they produce a gift to go alongside the USB and the first gift was the Keyring on which they are all attached. This USB contained various collections including “Gentleman’ Journey” which I decided to use for this card. Given the fact it is World Cup time, and I am aware that he likes to watch the football the choice for the theme was not hard to make.

The Creative Process

All I needed to do was to print off the PDFs onto some appropriate cardstock. Although Hunkydory has their brand of printable cardstock designed to work with the USB’s I currently have an awful lot of cardstock – let’s be honest I am up to my eyes in it. So I used some 160GSM Printable Light Card from Crafter’s Companion which did the job very well. Once I had printed the topper sheet and the background cardstock I cut out all the toppers using my craft knife and ruler. Except for the circles and oval which I cut using my Dreamees Decoupage Scissors. I felt the nostalgic nature of this card would look better without the mirror card matts I often use so I cut the cardstock to 20 cm x 20 cm using my Cutterpillar Pro to fill the entirety of the card blank (8″ x 8″ Ivory Crafts UK Ltd) I stuck the cardstock to the front of the card blank using Hunkydory Sticky Mits Glue. When covering a large area like this, I find it easier to open the lid and squeeze a dollop onto my non-stick craft mat and apply it using a glue spreader. I stuck down the football paper ribbon with some more of the glue then fastened the central topper down with sticky foam tape so that it stood proud of the card. Finally, I created the sentiment using my ScanNCut software and cut it out from some Hunkydory Black Mirri Card. Here is the completed card:

Father’s Day 2018 Card for my Father in Law

Living Creatively with Fibro | Father's Day 2018 Card for my father in law featuring a retro football design with a player and a pitch outline and a ticket description in old money

A contrasting Father’s Day 2018 Card

When it comes to my Dad nautical images are always a safe bet, but they can quickly become samey.  So for this card, I decided to shake things up a bit and give him something a little bit more modern and to my taste too. It was time to break out the Hunkydory Twilight Under the Sea collection

The Creative Process

Whenever I start using a new collection, I often take inspiration from the suggested designs and then tweak them as necessary. Unlike the USB there was no printing involved as this collection came in papercraft format. It didn’t take me very long at all to pop out the pieces I needed. The card design I based mine upon was a landscape A5 design, so I used a card blank of the same size. (If interested this time it was an Anita’s, Card Blank) I once again cut down the card stock to the correct size using my Cutterpillar Pro and stuck it down with Sticky Mitts Adhesive.  I decided I wanted to use the two frames surrounding the central image as one so I used some acid-free tape on the reverse and fastened them together. I used some of the narrow width sticky foam roll on the reverse of the frame. To ensure I had plenty of wriggle time I used Collall All Purpose Glue on the back of the featured image and stuck it down with the window frame standing out around it. To the right of the featured image, I glued down the picture of the treasure chest and from that point on my design became my own. I decided the “You’re a Treasure” sentiment worked well and stuck it down on the right-hand side at the top. The final touch was once again to use the ScanNCut to create the sentiment with more of the black mirror card. This time I used two different fonts and designed the greeting to be all on one level but with jaunty angles to fit in with the sea theme. Here is the completed Father’s Day 2018 card for Dad.

Living Creatively with Fibro | Father's Day 2018 card for Dad featuring a silhouette image of of a sunken ship surrounded by fish in orange and aqua shades

Have you used either of these products to make a card for Father’s Day 2018? If so, drop a comment below.

This week I will be busy with cardmaking again because it is our Wedding Anniversary on Wednesday followed by my Brother’s birthday on Thursday. I also have Fibromyalgia news to update you with so hopefully I will bring you a Fibro post on Friday then another Craft Post next Monday. If not, I’ll make sure I share the cards on my Social Media accounts. 

Until next time,
Gentle Hugs,
Susan

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