Thursday, June 23, 2016

Tools for Dad

Hi! I wanted to share with you a couple of Father's Day cards I made recently, using a cute little toolbox stamp from Lizzie Anne Designs Monthly Mix May 2010 'Dream Big' (retired set AND company).

On this first card, I imagined a work bench, with a rustic feel. The ruler paper is really perfect for this! Can't recall which paper pad I used for it. (Sieve-brain! LOL) 

The circular 'dad' stamp comes in the same set, and I stamped it in Soft Sky, punched it out with a circle punch, then ran my 18kt Gold Leaf Krylon marker along the perimeter.  It was tough to catch that shine, and I'm not quite sure if you can see it in the pic below.  The little nut, nail and washer - created using Our Daily Bread's Workshop Tools die set - were die-cut out of shiny silver mirror cardstock.

The next card using the same tool kit, and another sentiment from that same Lizzie Anne Designs set. This time, I used a lined-paper patterned paper, as well as a grid design. You know how much math is involved in woodworking! I pictured Dad jotting his mathematical notes on these pages -- that was my inspiration for the card. 

Though it's tough to see in the photos, I used Glossy Accents on the handles of the screwdrivers (the red and yellow handles).

Thanks SO much for joining me today!  Have a blessed day!


Sophie said...

Tolle Ideen, liebe Colleen...
Es sind wieder wunderschöne Karten geworden.
Ich liebe deinen Stil.

Herzlichst Sophie

Lisa Elton said...

Oh my gosh these are so darn CUTE Colleen!

Katie Sims said...

Just saw this second card on Pinterest and had to come over and comment Colleen! I love how you colored that darling little tool box up and the little notepaper, die cut, and twine are perfect! Both cards are bound to be hits with their recipients! :)

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