Saturday, May 31, 2008

Father Knows Best Cards

I absolutely love the Father Knows Best set from Papertrey. It has the coolest trees and they're great for cards for men. I have so many flowery, girly stamp sets that I could never use for a guy so this one is perfect.

The first card was kind of copied by one that Debbie Olson did. My mom is visiting and needed a thank you card to send to a man she doesn't really know. I had just gotten this set so I thought it was perfect. I stamped the tree and then stamped the circles separately and cut them out, then adhered them with glue dots so they were 3D. I could not tie the brown satin ribbon in a knot to save my life so I ended up doing a bow. I wasn't too happy with the results, but I finally just gave up on it. I have so many problems tying bows for some reason. My friend Amy has tried to show me many times, but it's just beyond me for some reason.

Stamps: Father Knows Best (Papertrey Ink); Thank You Messages (Hero Arts)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink); Garden Green, Chocolate (Close To My Heart)
Ink: Burnt Umber (Palette); Garden Green (CTMH)
Accents: Chocolate Satin ribbon (Offray)
Tools: Nestabilities (Spellbinders); Cuttlebug; Zots adhesive

The second card I made for my friend Tom's birthday. I used the other tree from Father Knows Best. I love that the set allows you to stamp the outline of the leaves in one color then the inside in a different color. I distressed around the stamped rectangle and the chocolate brown rectangle with sandpaper and then inked around the Happy Birthday sign with brown distressing ink. Finally I used a circle punch to punch out the corners of the patterned paper then added brown brads to each of the four corners.

Stamps: Father Knows Best (Papertrey Ink); Happy Birthday (Close To My Heart)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White (Papertrey Ink); Garden Green(CTMH); Brown (Die Cuts With a View)
Patterned Paper: Mellow (Basic Grey)
Ink: Burnt Umber (Palette); Garden Green, Olive, Brown Distressing Ink (CTMH)
Accents: Brown Brads (Making Memories)
Tools: Circle Punch (Fiskars); Sandpaper

Thanks for looking,