Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

I always found making masculine cards difficult but was quite pleased with the ones I did this year. The card above was made for my father and father-in-law and I must say it was well-received by both of them. Dad was quite surprised to feel the stitching as I had never used a needle before.


Brown, White and Blue Cardstock
For Him - Papermania
Brown thread and needles

PC and printer
Big Shot Ellison Design
Twang Alphabeth

How to:

  1. Cut a brown square card blank and a slightly smaller white square.
  2. Cut a piece of patterned paper, following the geometrical shapes and stick to the white card stock.
  3. Using a sewing needle prick holes 0.5cm apart all around the edges. Thread the needle in holes as shown in the picture
  4. Cut a rectangular slip of brown card stock measuring about 2.5cm wide. Print the sentiment, cut it in such a way as to leave the brown border visible.
  5. Die cut the word Dad from blue card stock and assemble everything as shown.


Pricking holes prior to stitching helps to keep the stitching neater. It is also easier to pass the needle through the cardstock. I use a stamping foam mat in order to prepare small pricks prior to the sewing.

1 comment:

SmilynStef said...

What a great guy card ... love how you cut along the geometric design in the paper.