Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Happy Father's Day Giftset

This post was first published on 15th May 2010.
This month's Crafty Templates kit 'Bee Creative' is filled with lots of yummy Pink Paislee loveliness! As soon as I saw the watering can template I knew that I had to use it on a Father's Day card. Both my Dad and Father-In-Law are avid gardeners and love to grow their own veg so it didn't take long for the 'seed' of an idea to form (see what I did there? ok, ok, no more puns!)

The card uses paper from the kit liberally doused with some distress ink, stamped with a vintage text stamp and chalk ink. I cut the watering can from one of the sheets and accented it with a complimentary pattern and highlighted the edges with black pen and white sakura pen. The plant pot is an Art Impressions stamp and coloured with pro-markers and the little seed was drawn by hand with a dash of glossy accents. I mounted them all on the card and added 'fig 1.' etc like you would see in an old diagram and wrote planting instructions on the side edge. I finished it all off by mounting some of the letter stickers from the kit on a seed stick for the greeting. I love how it turned out, like really love it, I have mentioned before how I struggle with cards for men but I think I managed to pull it off this time!
As the card went so well I pulled out a notebook from my stash, painted it brown and decorated it to match. I also used my McGill tab punch to add tabs for the months.
I also die cut some paper and folded them over some seed packets finished with twine and another watering can.
I now have a lovely little giftset to give for Father's Day, I just need to make another one for my Father in Law!


Related Posts with Thumbnails