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Saturday, February 19, 2022

Grassy Grove, Father's Day Card, 2022 Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog

Father's Day? Yup, I have SO many birthday cards in my stash but only a few Father's Day cards.  Though this card could be used for a masculine birthday, but also a masculine get well, sympathy or thinking of you cards.  But I opted for Father's Day today. I found this card here but I couldn't find the front of the card but it wasn't difficult to figure out. You can see the original inside of the card here

The base of this card is a folded half-sheet of Basic Black card stock. This card opens on the bottom and the fold is on the top. The original card opens on the right with the fold on the left. I had already cut my card stock before I looked at the construction of it. But either way works, so make it the way you like. Whichever way you make it, it's not going to stay shut. I had to use a small clothespin to hold it shut for the picture. 

I die cut the front with the die from the "Grassy Grove" bundle, the die set is called "Grove Dies". 

Next I cut a 10-1/2" x 4" piece of Basic White card stock. I scored it at 5-1/4" and folded it in half. This piece will open on the left and the fold will be on the right.  

A 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the "New Horizons" 6" x 6" stack was used for the background. Some grass was stamped on the bottom using Old Olive ink and the trees were stamped using Old Olive ink. I did use my Crumb Cake marker and drew up the stem but it wasn't dark enough. But had I used Early Espresso it would have been too dark. So if I were to make this card again, I would just use Old Olive ink on the whole thing. I set this aside.

On the inside I stamped the hills and trees using Old Olive ink. I also stamped the words from the "Celebrating You" set using Mossy Meadow ink. I thought Old Olive would be too light.

Then I taped the DSP to the front and this piece was taped to the inside of the card. 

I closed the card so I could see where the deer would go. I die cut my deer using Basic Black card stock, it was what was left over from the center of the forest scene I cut on the front of the card. I used double sided sticky paper behind the deer because I didn't want to mess around with glue or tape, especially on those thin legs.  And that was it. The card was done.

I thought this card would be a lot more difficult to make than it was. I was surprised at how quickly it went together and how easy it was.  The DSP did most of the work! 

Thank you SO very much for taking your time to stop by and see today's Father's Day card today,


Cami said...

Your card is beautiful, Wanda! Thank you for taking the time to post pics and your well-written instructions to create your card.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Your card is just as cool as the one you CASED! I really like it!