Thursday, May 30, 2013

Father's Day

Hi eP fans, it's Mary-Ann here with you today to share some of my very simple, fast Father's day cards. I need to make several cards for this holiday and I was determined after being late for Mother's Day, that I would NOT let that happen again. (shhhh, I still have two mother's day cards to be mailed!)

I LOVED the Strong collection from Authentique.  Here I used the 6x6 paper pad and embellishments. The papers in this collection allowed me to create three different cards that look like they are three different lines but they still all coordinate beautifully.


For the first card,  I layered several patterned papers and a couple Stamp Blocks and Circles.  I inked all my edges with Distress Ink Pad - Vintage Photo.  This helps soften the edges.  I added a FarmHouse Paper Company key and May Arts ribbon.  See that great big delicious brown button?  That gem came from an antique store in Maine.  I just love how rich it is.  Of course, I added some Scotch Foam Mounting Tape behind some elements to bring dimension to my card.


For my second card, I layered some of the beautiful blue papers.  Again, very simple but the layering makes it look richer and more detailed.  I added a couple tags and twine that I had on hand.   I again used foam tape for added volume. 


I needed this tag to add to my dad's present.  I used an Inkssentials Surface #5 Black tag an covered it with the newsprint paper.  Added a strip of the GORGEOUS woodgrain.  I added punched circles that but thought it needed something more.  I dug out my Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - Remnant Rubs chopped them up and added small pieces in different locations that helped embellish my tag, still keeping it simple.   Adding ribbon, Black Shine twine from The Twinery and foam tape finished off my tag.


With just a simple, gorgeous pad of paper, I made three completely different cards.  I hope you are inspired to start your cards a bit early.







6 comments:

Classygirl said...

Simply wonderful. Great color. Great design. Love the key. Thanks for sharing.

Claire said...

Once again gorgeous cards! I particularly like the blue one!

butterfly said...

They're so fab, Mary-Ann - great use of the papers, love those distressed tags in the second one!
Alison x

Bonnie Irvine said...

Mary-Ann, these cards and the tag are gorgeous. I love the layers and the embellies... fabulous designs. These papers are beautiful. I'll be checking them out for sure.

Tracy said...

Mary Ann they are all gorgeous, beautiful papers and adore your tags!!
Thank you for the inspiration, I always struggle with male cards.
Big hugs
Tracy
xoxo

Julie Masse said...

Awesome cards Mary Ann!! Great way to use that fun paper!! Great Fathers Day inspiration! :)