Masculine cards are always a challenge to make. Most of the papercrafting supplies available are more suited to feminine or children’s projects. There are more and more manufacturers who have heard our cry for masculine papers and materials, and are answering the call. This is a fun Father’s Day card that I created from the second half of the Ebony Floral Color Me Card Topper from Hot Off the Press. As I previously mentioned in some of my blogs, I belong to a Dazzles Personal Shopper subscription program and I receive some stickers that are not generally available for individual sale. The May 2015 kit included a brown version of the Rad Dad Dazzles (only for sale in black). These Dazzles are a lot of fun; they are loaded with many different sized mustaches and glasses, a couple of hats, and other fun things including words such as: hipstar, rad, original, etc. You should take a look at the link that I have posted at the bottom of the page.
I dug out some plain chocolate brown, cream tone-on-tone and some black paper with white dots from my stash for the card. I covered the front of an ivory 6 ½ x 5 inch card blank with the black and white paper. I put the text half of the color me paper along the top right edge, leaving a slim margin. I then cut a 3 x 5 inch rectangle of cream tone-on-tone paper, rounded the corners, inked the edges with brown ink and matted it on the chocolate brown paper with a 1/8 inch border. I then inked the edges of the brown paper with black ink and layered the paper on top of the color me topper. I chose the biggest mustache, glasses and hat from the brown Rad Dad Dazzles, and placed them on the cream paper, placing the hat at a “jaunty” angle. I then found a piece of ribbon from my stash that I thought would make a nice bow tie (tan gingham) and glued it below the mustache.
One of the great extras that Hot Off the Press/Paper Wishes does is to give you a free download for their paper packs. This is usually some labels and extra art. I had purchased a Chocolate Paper pack several years ago (thinking it would be good for masculine cards) and downloaded the page of tags and labels. I computer journaled “Happy Father’s Day” on a label that worked perfectly for this project and placed it on the lower right corner of the card front. Unfortunately, the Chocolate paper pack and download are no longer available, but Paper Wishes does have other paper packs that would work well for masculine cards.
- Rad Dad Dazzles: http://www.paperwishes.com/products/4102487
- Color Me Toppers Ebony Floral: http://www.paperwishes.com/products/4007055
- Black with white dots paper: http://www.paperwishes.com/products/7520558000
- Cream tone-on-tone paper
- Chocolate brown solid paper
- Computer journaled tag “Happy Father’s Day”
- Black and brown ink for inking edges of paper
- Foam squares
- Corner rounding punch
Check out other paper and items at www.paperwishes.com.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I will be working on some more multi media techniques soon.