Friday, June 12, 2015

Fathers Day with MPC and Heartfelt Creations Everyday Heroes

The design team is celebrating Father's Day over at Mountain Plains Crafters.  We're all coming up with our own take on celebrating the men in our lives.

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I chose to make a Father's Day card for my Dad who was a Navy man and retired Army.
I'm using the Heartfelt Creations,  "Everyday Heroes" Collection.  I wanted to leave as much of the quote on the paper exposed which says, "You stood the test of time with honor, integrity and commitment.  Thank you."

To begin, I made a faux dog tag, those metal tags that identify every soldier.  I used my Spellbinder's Celebra'tions Tag die and cut from a scrap of white cardstock.  Next, I did some heat embossing in white, then painted over the entire tag with the Spellbinders Silk Luster.  It was the PERFECT shade!

I used my We R Memory Keepers Trimmer/Scorer to score around the edges of my tag for that little something extra, then scrounged around my sons room and found this unused little chain that was just what I needed to complete my faux dog tag.

Some of the little touches on my card are paper piecing and 3-D pop ups that I made out of the Every Day Heroes paper, such as this dimensional time piece.

I was able to use my hole punch to punch out some of these tiny words on my paper and have a little focus on this corner where I tore and distressed the papers.  I also created some knotted "ropes" as a throwback to my Dad's Navy days.  I used May Arts Ribbon black/white twine and natural twine and 
tied loose knots with approximately two 16" sections of twine gathered together.

You can also see that I did a little embossing with my Cuttlebug on the top paper, with a cork embossing folder for added texture, and some ink blending as well.

More images from the collection, fussy cut and popped up.

I know my Dad is going to LOVE this card! I really can't wait to give it to him.

Additional Supplies:
Ranger Black Onyx Liquid Pearls, Ranger White embossing powder, Versamark clear embossing ink, FabScraps metal embellishement, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy, gemstones (maker unknown), Bo Bunny Pearlescent, Tombow Mono adhesive runner and foam squares.

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