Father’s Day card number 4 – well, 3.5 actually as I still need to make one with a handyman theme…sigh!

So, as you know, I’ve been struggling to make Father’s Day cards lately.  Not sure why – I do like making masculine cards as I enjoy the challenge but when you HAVE to make them the mojo is nowhere to be found.

I decided to browse SCS for some inspiration yesterday and came up with a card based on a CASE of another card in the gallery (if you CASE a CASE does that cancel out the copying?!)  The portion of the card I copied is the placement of the trees (I used different colours), the placement of the sentiment and the popping up of the middle tree.  It was a CAS (clean and simple) card so there was lots of white space but I wanted some soft “manly” colour on my card so I used some Cosmo Cricket Joyride paper and also made a ruffled band of cardstock by accordion folding it and running it through my tiny sewing machine.  Here’s the end result:

I added a spritz of mustard ink here and there on the card and slightly distressed the edges of the PP.  It’s an easy card to mass-produce (once you sew the cardstock band…that’s the only time-consuming part) and I think it turned out quite cute.

I suppose I should take a stab at making my final card…I’m as sick of thinking about it as you probably are of hearing about it!

Come back tomorrow…I’ve got a wedding card to show ya! (a rarity on my blog…)