Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Father's Day Jeans

Stamps: Pocket Fun, Stamp of Authenticity, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Canvas
Inks: Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Brocade Blue, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Brads, Twill Tape, Dimensionals, brocade blue marker

I made this card for Fathers Day a while back, hence the retired or just about to be retired stamps.

Use the canvas background stamp and stamp entire card base and a piece of scrap, to give you the denim look. Make sure you get the outside of the card flap (waistband) also.

Cut your card base 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. fold over top edge (or score) at 1 1/4. Using your craft knife, cut slits to allow 1/4" for belt loops on the flap cutting to about 1/8" of edge. I recommend making a pattern out of scratch paper ahead of time, even if it is a one time card. You do not want to ruin your entire project. Run a piece of brown CS about 1" wide through belt loops, adhere on either end and trim to fit card.

Stamp pocket on canvas stamped b. blue piece. Cut out pocket. Stamp greeting (father) widthewise on twill tape, fold over and adhere to underside of pocket. Adhere pocket to card base using dimensionals. Pierce holes in top corners of pocket and place brads for that rivet look. Hammer them to get them more grundgy looking.

Stamp check off stamp from Stamp of Auth.... on vanilla scrap. Using a brocade blue marker check off certain (or all) items from list. Stick in pocket.

I adhered entire card front to a standard card sized vanilla base. I didn't want any showing on the front of the card. You could trim it all down so that the vanilla shows as a mat. I chose not to, wanting to feature the look of the "back pocket". OK, now that I am a more experienced stamper, I probably would have wrinkled the card front and sponged blue in the creases (or brown) and used the distressing tool from the Crafters Tool Kit to give the jeans a more worn and distressed look. Also a sheet of brown craft foam heated up and stamped with the sanded background might have made the belt look even more realistic. Again, it is a process of learning. I still like the card, which is why I am posting it. It still stands the test of time.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Keep being creative, Sandy

1 comment:

Wanda. said...

Cute card Sandy!!!