June 16, 2015

A Fun Father's Day Card


Hi, crafting friends! Grace Baxter here of Grace Notes for Today and I'm excited to share my June card for the Sassy Lady's blog. This one is especially for the dads out there.

In planning a card for a young dad (my son), I thought about his favourite sports. Golfing is one that he really enjoys.  


Tee-rific Dad, Father's Day card front, by Grace Baxter

The card started out looking proper and dignified with its gray pinstripe base. And while it's sharp, I knew I couldn't let it get stuffy. That isn't my Son, so ... to make it youthful, I designed a frame from golf ball paper in the shape that resembles a truck tire. I've had this paper for years, expecting to use it for scrapbooking which never happened. Can anyone relate? LOL!


The Front

TEE-rific Dad, Father's Day, golfball closeup, by Grace BaxterAs usual (being a stickler for detail) I wanted the golf ball, tee and grass to look REAL! As it turns out, the grass looks as though it is growing right through the centre of that ring of balls.

Ball on tee:  The golf ball cut already had the markings for the bumps and divets. Love that.

Tee in the grass:  To make the tee sit IN the grass and not appear to be stuck in front of it, I cut an extra layer of grass and snipped it to look real.

TEE-rific sentiment:  Prepared this on the computer, framed with a grass green CS. I like a little hardware on men's cards, so I attached the sentiment frame with metal eyelets and twine. The back is also popped with dimensionals. In fact, the entire white frame is popped!


Inside

TEE-rific Dad, Father's Day poem by Grace Baxter

For the verse inside, I wrote a poem that uses a play on words having to do with golfing. "Punny" or what!

I printed the verse onto white cardstock, punched the corners, and inked all the edges in pale green first, then gray over top (narrower).

I really like this technique for added dimension. Another frame of grass behind ties it all together.


TEE-rific Dad, Father's Day card 2015, by Grace Baxter


Cartridges Used

Elegant Edges - golf ball frame Everyday Paper Dolls - tee, golf ball and flag.

I'm sure I've hit a hole-in-one with this card for my Son. (Hee-hee, couldn't resist.)

What do you think?




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