Hi there! It’s Elena today and I thought it would be fun to create a galaxy background for a Father’s Day card. The Take Time for You die set seemed like a great compliment to a space theme background since time and space go hand in hand. Plus, it’s a great message for Dad, who likely doesn’t take enough time for himself, right? Here’s how I made the card:
Hi Everyone, it’s Jackie and I decided to do a Father’s Day Card which is tomorrow. I knew I wanted to do this card using the Cars, Planes and Motor Peel-off because my Dad has a 1963 Falcon Convertible that he fully restored. For some reason he never drives this car so I thought this would be a great card to honour his car!
1. For your card base, cut black square paper 7″x 10″ rectangle, score and fold in half.
2. Cut light brown paper 9 1/4″x 6 1/2″ rectangle, score in the middle. Place ‘Lots of Pops’ die on score line and run it through your die cutting machine. Adhere to the inside of your card base.
Front of card:
1. Cut red paper 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″. Cut blue word paper 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. And cut Yellow paper 4″x 6″. Layer and adhere to the front of your card using double-sided adhesive.
2. Cut out tag from patterned paper. Adhere using pop up dots. Add pre-cut map using a tape runner. Cut various tags out of patterned paper. Add a clip to hold the tickets together.
Inside of card:
1. Cut red paper 2 3/4″x 6 3/4″ for the top and cut red paper 3 1/2″ x 6 3/4″ for the bottom.
Cut ‘Dart’ patterned paper 2 1/2″x 6 1/2″ for the top and cut ‘Boarding Pass’ patterned paper
3 1/4″x 6 1/2″ for the bottom.
2. Cut various license plates out of patterned paper. Adhere using pop up dots as shown. Cut road out of black paper and add line markings using a white color pencil.
4. Using the black Car Peel-off apply to double-sided adhesive as shown by Els in this video.
Cover adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Polish with your finger and brush off any excess glitter.
5. Color with Tombow Markers.
6. Die cut 1 large tag and 3 small tags out of patterned paper. Stamp sentiment ‘Happy Father’s Day’ using black pigment ink and emboss using clear embossing ink onto 3 small tags. Note: To stamp each individual word on tag, place clear magic tape over word not being stamped, remove tape when stamping. Do this for all 3 words. Write a personal note on the large tag. Add blue ribbon to tags and adhere to card.
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Cardstock and patterned papers– Kaisercraft ‘Now Boarding’ Collection, Authentique collection ‘Abroad’, Tim Holtz Paper Stash called ‘Lost and Found’, Crumb Cake – Stampin’Up
Other: Tiny Attacher, Ephemera Pack ‘Expedition’ – Tim Holtz, Clips, Mini Library Clips, French Blue Grosgrain ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder – Stampin’ Up, Black Pigment ink -Clearsnap, Happy Father’s Day #E9300 – Paper Inspirations
It’s Karen Aicken here today, and I wanted to share another way to use the Accordion Circle Card die – to make a flat card! I chose masculine colours for the card stock and Owl Peel-off.
Let’s start with the Owl Peel-off. Els has a wonderful video showing the technique, which you can see HERE.
1. Transfer the Owl and the matching Owl Eyes Peel-offs to the card stock with double sided adhesive on top as shown in the video. Cover the adhesive with the Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter. Put the excess back into the jar and polish the glitter on the Owl with your fingers to bring up the shine. (All of this is covered in Els’ video!)
2. While Els’ video shows using alcohol markers, I coloured these Peel-offs with Tombow Dual Brush markers which are water based. They do require a drying time. I left my colored Peel-offs dry overnight. When dry, fussy cut the owl and the eyes.
3. Turn the cut out Peel-offs over onto scrap paper so the back side is facing up. Go around the edges ON THE BACK SIDE with a black permanent marker. This helps hide the white cut edge from the white card stock backing.
4. Using foam tape, attach the eyes over the main Owl Peel-off and set this aside.
5. Cut a 10 x 5″ piece of Kraft card stock for your card base, score at 5″ which gives you a 5″ square folded card. I prefer not to make top fold cards as I find they collapse when displayed … but you could certainly make this a top fold card if you prefer.
6. Using the Accordion Circle Card die, die cut one accordion page from black card stock. Trim off the connection points, and the long side tab.
7. Adhere the black outer portion (the frame) centered onto the Kraft card base. Note … I found I needed to trim off 1/8″ off the right edge of my folded card base to keep the area outside the frame even all the way around.
8. Cut four of the solid Circle Frame Edges from green card stock and ink all the edges with dye ink and a blending sponge.
9. Emboss the four Circle Frame Edges with the Spring Leaves embossing folder.
10. Adhere the Circle Frame Edges onto the black Accordion frame with your choice of adhesive. (I like a tape runner, but you could also adhere the card stock to double sided adhesive before cutting them, then just peel off the backing and adhere.)
11. Add black Peel-off border strips onto the green frame, trimming the ends at the corners as you do each side. I really like the way the light reflects off the border stickers as well as the Peel-offs – it ties it all in together!
12. Using foam tape, center and attach the coloured Owl Peel-off to the black circle from the accordion page we cut earlier in step 6. Trim off any remaining tabs.
13. Center and attach the black circle inside the circle opening created by the Frame Edges and black Circle Accordion ‘frame’.
14. For the inside, cut a 4″ square of green card stock and a 4-1/4″ square of black. Center the green one on top of the black one and adhere.
15. Cut a 3-3/4″ square of white card stock and ink the edges. Add a border Peel-off across the top and add hand lettering (or a stamp). I also added two leaf Peel-offs from the owl sheet, and coloured them in with markers. Center the white panel on top of the green/black one and adhere.
16. Adhere the layered panel, centered inside the card.
While I made this card for my Dad for Father’s Day, I am doing a demo at Paper Pastimes in Calgary next week showing Elizabeth Craft Designs dies and Peel-offs. I will be bringing this card to share with them as well, as it’s always fun to see new ways to use our supplies.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
White card stock
Kraft card stock
Black card stock
Green card stock
Tombow Dual Brush Markers
Dye ink and blending sponge