Father’s Day – just as important as Mother’s Day! So why is it that I sometimes can’t think of a project to create? I know it’s easier to just go out and buy them something pre-made but how fair is that mom gets the “creative” gift and dad gets store bought! Now I’m not saying we don’t make an effort and put our 100% into his gift but I’m sure he’d love something made from the heart and even those hands!
You know my project it will have something to do with buttons and ribbon and it’s as simple as a “greeting card”! Here’s my Father’s Day Card created with buttons and ribbon…
So lets get started…Materials: La Mode Button – 2000002001 Black; Offray ribbon – black, gray, brown grosgrain; card stock; embroidery floss & needle; glue; scissors; brown ink pad & brush; scrabble letters; computer & printer.
Although I only used the LaMode buttons there are so many more to choose from! These Shirt Buttons would work just as well.
Adding ribbon gives my card additional texture – for this I used Offray ribbon in gray, black and brown
Additional materials: foam adhesive, blade, scissors, stamp pad and brush
Scrapbook paper; image; card stock & envelope
To begin – clear your work station and your going to adhere your scrapbook paper to the card stock (for this I used spray glue for an even distribution) – with a ruler to guide (makes the cut even) run blade to remove excess paper.
I decided to use a simple tonal paper not to distract from the image…
your going to measure and cut your ribbon (depending on your layout). Add a fishtail to the end as your decorative edge.
To find that perfect image you may need some time to research. Print and cut to desired size. Adhere to scrapbook paper. Since I wanted my card to have more of a vintage feel I “aged” the paper with a brown ink pad.
Go around your image until you’ve achieved the look.
You may want to play around with your ribbon and image until you’ve found the perfect layout. Having your camera available you can snap several images and then determine how you’re going to adhere.
I also went back and added ink along the edge of card.
Add adhesive foam squares to the back of the card. Peel off back and place onto card.
Add buttons – and scrabble pieces that spell out father.
Write your sentiments inside and seal with a kiss!
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!