Friday, June 18, 2010

Happy Father's Day DAD!!

My first thought when I saw the Cog Chipboard set was tractor tires.   I used one of the large chipboard "pages" as the base and made a stand up Father's Day greeting for my dad.   The tractor was inspired by one Jackie Topa made.  You can see her original card here.   I adapted it to a larger size to keep the chipboard tires in proportion.
This has two techniques that work well on chipboard:  the tires are covered with black embossing powder and the sun is coated with "make your own color" craft ink.

Here is the step by step to make this project:

1.  Trace around the chipboard base on Whisper White.  Sponge around a scallop circle and scallop oval with Bashful Blue ink to make clouds.
2. Emboss a piece of Certainly Celery with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  Trace around base and cut a freeform hill shape.
3. Coat chipboard "tires" with Versamark and heat emboss with Black Embossing powder.
4. Mix a few drops of Summer Sun re-inker with White Craft re-inker.  Coat chipboard "sun" piece.  Let dry.
5. Snip the top from a Basic Gray word window piece to make the smokestack.
6. Cut a small piece off the corner of a 2" X 2-3/4" piece of Real Red cardstock for the tractor chassis.
7. Punch two ovals in Basic Black with the Small Oval Punch to form tractor seat.
8. Punch two Basic Gray circles with the 1" Circle Punch and the 1-1/4" Circle Punch.  Layer behind tires.
9. Stamp Happy Father's Day in Basic Black from Whisper White and punch with Word Window punch.
10.  Cut 2-1/2" X 4" piece of lightweight cardboard.  Score 3/4" from one end.
11.  Bend slightly on score.  Adhere 3/4" portion to back of project.

This fits nicely in a 6 X 6 envelope or the padded SU! envelopes.

1 comment:

  1. Just too cute. My grandson loves tractors I may try one for him.