Saturday, June 14, 2008

Father's Day Projects

Happy Saturday! I have a couple of Father's Day projects to share with you. The first is a frame for my husband. I can't remember where I picked up this frame, but I think it was Michaels. It's the kind where the photo "floats" between two panes of glass. This is one of my favorite photos of my kids, taken in November on Anna's 6th birthday. All the embellishing on the frame is done on the top (front) glass.

On the left side of the glass, I partially stamped two backgrounders from Cornish Heritage Farms. I stamped Large Polka Dots in White Stazon, and I stamped Lined Paper in Timber Brown Stazon. I added a cluster of buttons in the corner. I tied some natural hemp twine through the clear button for some added texture. The buttons are attached with glue dots.

On the right side of the glass, I added some SU! chipboard accents. I covered the bracket with BasicGrey Stella Ruby paper, then I sanded the edges. On the letters, I covered them in SU! Chocolate Chip Craft ink, then I added a little White Craft ink to the edges. The chipboard is also attached with glue dots.

I actually CASEd myself on this card. I had made a similar one a few months ago, when this C.C. Designs set Handyman Jack was first released at All That Scraps. I made this one a pocket card with lots of "hardware" (SU! Vintage Brads and Jumbo Eyelets). I used the SU! Weathered background stamp to create the wood look, and I sponged all the edges. I stamped the nail image repeatedly on the BasicGrey paper to create my own "patterned paper." The images were colored with Copics.

You can see here how it pulls out to reveal a gift card. You could also just write a message there!

I'll have one more Father's Day card to show you tomorrow - it's my Dad's card. I hope you'll stop back! This morning we're going to an early Father's Day breakfast at my parents' house. My brother, SIL, and nephew are in town (they live in Charlotte, NC). I can't wait to see them! I hope you have something fun planned for today -- have a great one! :)

9 comments:

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous Christina, that frame is gorgeous. I love all the different elements and that photo is precious!

Your card is so fun!! Wishing I had that weathered background now...lol. Love your idea of the hammer there too!

Lesa said...

Wow!!!!!!!!!!! These turned out awesome. I love the pocket card!

specialcraftmom4 said...

This is really neat! Great Job!!!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

Wow these are fantastic!!! Great job!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my gosh, Christina! The picture/frame is just beautiful. He will treasure it. And your card with the Home Depot gift card.. well.. it's PERFECT!!

Nancy Riley said...

WOW! These Father's Day projects are FANTASTIC! Your DH is one lucky guy! The pocket card especially caught my eye ... wonderfully creative!

craftymom said...

Both of your Father's Day projects are awesome! I love the frame and plan to attempt one myself! I suppose it will have to be a birthday gift for my hubby. Hmmm...could also be fabulous for grandparents!

Allison said...

I love that pocket card! Great use of the stamp!

shel9999 said...

This is SO cute!!! I love the hardware and tag!