Although I live in Texas and my father now lives in Kansas we are originally from West Virginia. We are all forever blue and gold Mountaineers. My father is a huge fan so the idea of creating a WVU Father's Day card for him sounded like so much fun! I ordered an adorable stamp set and die from Technique Tuesday. If you haven't checked out this company you should! They are awesome! They have so many great "out of the box" stamp sets and dies. I will include a link to their site at the bottom of this post. For this card I used the Mister Man stamp set from TT and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Happy Happy Happy.
I began by stamping several ties out in Lawn Fawn Blue Jay ink. After coloring the ties with Copics B26 and B28 I stamped the WVU letters on each tie in Versamark ink with my Misti so I could heat emboss the letters using Ranger yellow embossing powder. I am a lazy crafter. I will always spend the extra money to buy coordinating dies so I do not have to fussy cut, however this set did not have matching dies so I had to fussy cut the tie. (which really was quite simple). I also stamped small hearts using Hero Arts dandelion ink on one tie and stripes with Copic Y15. I wanted ties on either side of the WVU to give the card some variety and lighten it up a bit.
For the background I used the 2nd smallest Simon Says Stamp Wonky Rectangle dies (love, love!) out of yellow paper from my stash for the layered background. Using Lawn Fawn Blue Jay cord I "hung" the 5 ties using glue dots. On a Neenah 110 lb card base cut to A2 size I applied with a blending tool Distress Oxide faded jeans. After I spritzed the panel with water I felt it still needed something so I used Goosebumps Shimmer Texture Spray. I actually tried this texture spray on another color of Distress Oxide ink and it changed the color of the ink which was very cool, however not the effect I was looking for. Faded jeans did not change color with the spray, just shine and texture.
The sentiment came about by a mistake. I make many and have many changes when creating cards. That's part of the fun in my opinion. I messed up the first card base by getting ink on the back of it, so I cut it off with the intentions of attaching it to another base, however I decided to create another one. The one shown on the card is actually the second background with Distress Oxide that I created and the sentiment is the first. After stamping out the sentiment in Lawn Fawn Jet Black Ink and cutting it out using My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Sentiment Strips I wanted it to stand out a little more, to achieve this I re-stamped it with Versamark ink and used Hero Arts White Satin Embossing Powder This stuff is AMAZING! I saw a video where Jennifer McGuire used it and I had to have it. It creates a metallic/ pearl look that picks up the color behind the powder. You can see in the pictures it picked up the blue jean color with a metallic look. I used 3M double sided foam tape to pop it all up, added Wink of Stella to the middle ties and glossy accents to the end ties and it was complete. I know my Dad will love it as much as I loved creating it!
Have a fabulous evening!