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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Father's Day cards, take two...

Over the next three days or so, I'm going to post the rest of the Father's Day cards I have made, just to be able to share them with you and as a reminder to me of what I made this year.

This was a simple card using some big word dies along with a few stars.

I started by using a strip of cardstock as a mask. I laid the strip across the center of my card and inked along it, darker next to the CS and lighter as I moved out. Then I rotated my strip 3/4" or so, making sure it still crossed the center of my card, and inked again. I kept doing this until the entire panel was filled with yellow rays emanating from the center point.

Once that was done, I adhered my die-cuts, and then glued the entire panel to my card base.

After finishing my yellow and white card, I decided to make one using a red, white and blue color combo. All of my die-cuts for these two cards were cut from glitter CS.

For the inside of both cards, I created a sentiment in Word and printed it from my computer.

These cards were made for the thrift store where I volunteer. When I took some cards into the store today, I barely got them priced when someone indicated they wanted to buy several of them. I am always so pleased when they sell!

We are getting ready for our first RV trip of the year. We plan to keep to ourselves on this trip, only visiting a few family members and a couple of national parks--and we will definitely be wearing masks when around others and regularly washing and disinfecting our hands. We'll take the necessary precautions to stay healthy and safe!

I will be writing and scheduling several posts, but I may or may not be able to comment on your blogs as much as I usually do. I promise to comment as much as possible, though.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Lynette said...

Your cards are great, Cheryl! I love that technique. It reminds me of a quilting look you get when you do them in two directions, plaid-like. I should give that a try again! Enjoy your vacation! Stay safe.

designbydonna said...

Wow, Cheryl, these are spectacular. Before reading, I thought the background was a patterned paper. You did a really great job with the rays. I can see why your cards sell fast at the thrift store. Bon Voyage! Hope you enjoy your trip. I am really excited we get to see out 5 mo. old granddaughter next week. We haven't seen her since the was 3 weeks old.

Patti J said...

Perfect masking! Love both colors...you rocked this one!

Glittered Paws said...

Oh WOW - love how you made the background, - may be something I want to try. Add a couple of stars and the sentiment and you got a great card.
Have a fun trip - stay safe - wear those masks.

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

I haven't used that technique in a really long time and never to do the entire front. I love it.......especially the yellow one! You really did a great job spacing the "rays".

Hope you have a really great RV trip! We love National Parks and had hoped to make possibly one last trip West to the mountains. Our trip is on hold since we travel by car.