Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Crafting Forever for Father's Day

My last sample for the One Day Craft Crop to Aid Refugees, coming up on May 27th, is a masculine design that would be perfect for Father's Day or Birthdays. It uses several new products from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, including a stamp set I've been dying to use called Crafting Forever*! The name of the set comes from the sentiment, "Crafting Forever; Housework Whenever!", which I know is my motto! Believe it or not, I found an image in there that I've adapted to use on a masculine card.

  • The image of the three pens from Crafting Forever stamp set* includes two pens that have sort of flowery designs on them, so to make them look more masculine, I wanted to give them a wood tone finish. To do that I needed to paper piece. I stamped the image using Basic Black Archival Ink on a piece of Gold Foil Sheet. (Give it lots of time to dry or help it out with the Heat Tool or you will have smudges!) I stamped the image again on a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper from the Wood Textures DSP Stack*. From the wood grain paper I fussy cut the pieces you see here, but I had to turn them to the opposite side to get rid of the flowery images. Luckily, they were pretty much symmetrical, so it worked. I glued these pieces on the same stamped areas on the Gold Foil Sheet.
  • The colours of Early Espresso, Soft Sky and Gold, with the Wood tones, is a very masculine-looking combination that you can keep in mind when you want to create a card for a man.
  • The sentiments come from the Happy Birthday Thinlit Die*, from which I trimmed the Birthday part for this card, and Guy Greetings. I had to mask the Happy from this sentiment, using a piece of tape over it when inking it up, then removing it before stamping. I die cut it with the banner from the Large Numbers Framelits.

*New products from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, available on June 1.

  • I wanted another version for those who didn't want to make a Father's Day card, so for that I just left the Birthday attached to the Happy from the Happy Birthday Thinlit Die* and glued on the whole thing!

Time is running out on the retiring items from the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue and the 2017 Occasions Catalogue. You only have 2 weeks left to get what you want from these two publications. Remember, even if the stamps and dies of a bundle are not retiring, after May 31st, you will no longer be able to purchase them as a bundle and save 10%, so you might be advised to purchase them now if you want them so you can save that 10% rather than pay full price for each item separately.

Make sure you get your orders in before the deadline so that you don't find yourself with no options!

To see what is still left, go to my On-Line Store to Retiring Products. You can place your own order online or message me to let me know what you want to get. Click on the banner below to get to the Retiring Products section of my On-Line Store:

Retiring Products

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

Product List

Crafting Forever stamp set*, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack*, Happy Birthday Thinlit Die*

*New products from the 2017-18 Annual Catalogue, available on June 1.

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