Sunday, 18 June 2017

Happy Father's Day

I was going to start this post with a statement about Father's Day being 'invented' by Commercial Card Manufacturers as a way to sell more cards, but, as I have spent significant amounts of my working life in a research role, I did a quick Google search first. Just as well. Did you know that it certainly dates back to the Middle Ages and was then celebrated on St Joseph's day (which makes sense from a Christian point of view). In the UK it did not become popular until well after the Second World War, but it is now well established and on the most popular day globally, being the third Sunday in June.

So after the history lesson, here is the card I have made for my Father. I have used papers from the Wood Textures 6x6 stack on a Chocolate Chip A5 card base (A4 folded in half), a Crumb Cake mat, cut to be 1/2" smaller than the base, then the paper cut down to 1/2" narrower than the Crumb Cake, but still the full 6" height. I die cut a crate base from another piece of Wood Textures paper, cut that down so it was only slightly proud of the card (attached with Dimensionals). The stamped sentiment is from the Ribbon of Courage set, stamped in Chocolate Chip.

Wood Textures Paper with Wood Crates Die cut

The 'PA' is in Copper Foil and set on a Lots of Labels die cut, using the off cut of paper from cutting the crate. I stamped a border of Hardwood on the inside in Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake for dimension.
Wood Textures Paper with Wood Crates Die cut

I am really pleased with how it turned out, and it was really quite quick to put together, but I must apologise for the number of die sets I used, three is just showing off!

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