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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

'I Love You Daddy! - A Grungy Fancy Fold Card

Howzit Everyone!
Continuing on from my post on creating Grungy Backgrounds...
 Here's the Father's Day card I designed using Grunge backgrounds #2 Cross Hatch and #3 Old Wood/Bark.

I used the following Blockheads' exclusive stamps to make my really cool vintage fancy fold card:
Grunge It Up, Vintage Railway and Daisies

I'd like to dedicated this card to my precious Daddy...I miss making cards for him :0(

List of supplies used:
Distress Inks:  Weathered Wood and Black Soot, Rhubarb Stalk Memento Ink pad, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Stash cardstock - Retro Grunge, Tim's Foam Ink Applicator tool, white cardstock, Heat It Embossing tool, Charm embellishments or Tim's Idea-ology Philosophy Tags, Spellbinders Labels 21 dies and Tan Embossing Mat, Dymo Label Buddy and red label tape,  pearlescent mustard coloured brads with matching embellishments (CardMaker), vintage fountain pen nib, permanent adhesive tape and craft glue.

 See the Grungy Backgrounds post for my tutorial on how to create Grunge background #3 then stamp the Vintage Train image with Memento Rhubarb Red.

 Die cut Grunge Background #3 with the second to largest Spellbinders Label 21 die and emboss it with their tan embossing mat.  Use the same die as a stencil and sponge on Black Soot Distress Ink with Tim's foam ink applicator tool.

Trace the outline of the same metal die onto a sheet of Tim's Retro Grunge cardstock.  I used the one that looks like red wood.  Cut it out with scissors and apply Black Soot Distress ink to the edges.  Adhere the train die cut to it with permanent adhesive.  Make a folded card from another sheet of Tim's Retro Grunge cardstock.  I used the one that has dots on one side and a beech coloured wood on the other.  Fold it with the dots on the outside.  Place the largest Labels 21 die with the left edge over the fold and put something inside the folded card so that the die doesn't cut all the way through the card when you run it through your die cutting machine.  I used a thin metal plate designed to be a shim.  Trim away the excess cardstock left over so you just have the shape of the die cut as the front of the card.  Apply Black Soot to the edges and adhere the train mats to the front flap with permanent adhesive tape.

For the inside of the card see the Grungy Backgrounds post for my tutorial on how to create Grunge background #2.  Cut the background into strips and stamp more grungy edges with the Grunge splotchy corner stamp in Weathered Wood Distress ink.  Run the strips through a Xyron to add adhesive.  Adhere the strips to the inside of the card.

Stamp the sentiment 'For You' from the Daisies stamp set in Rhubarb Stalk Memento ink on a piece of the Grunge background #3.  Die cut it out with a smaller Labels 21 die for the inside of the card.  Die cut out a larger mat from a piece of Tim's red wood Retro Grunge cardstock.  Edge both die cuts with Black Soot Distress ink and adhere to the inside of the card with permanent adhesive. 

Cut a strip from the same Grunge background #3 and adhere it to a strip of the red wood Retro Grunge cardstock.  Make the sentiment label with a Dymo Label Buddy and adhere it to the strips.  Punch small holes in each end, attach brads and adhere the sentiment label to the inside of the card with craft glue.

Decorate the inside sentiment with square cardstock embellies that match the brads and adhere the vintage fountain pen nib to the front panel with craft glue.  I picked up those authentic vintage nibs at a fleamarket in England but Tim's got some in his Idea-ology collection for you to use instead!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I hope you enjoyed your visit :0)
For more Father's Day inspiration also check out my projects from last year ;0)

The Blockheads Design Team is having a Grunge It Up Blog Hop so below you will also see a developing collection of Grunge It Up projects by my fellow team mates, so check back often to see all their wonderful creations.  FYI this isn't a challenge so the linkie button is just for DT use and to make your blog hop experience easier to navigate!

I've entered this card into the following challenges:
 Fab n Funky Challenge #119 - Celebrating Male-ness
Truly Scrumptious Challenge #79 - Distressing, Die Cuts, Punches 
Crafty Sentiments' Spots or Stripes Challenge 
Oldie But a Goodie Challenge - Die Cuts and Punches + something that's at least 6mths old - I used the vintage fountain nib I've had in my stash for years.
LEJ Designs Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Paper Take Weekly - Anything Goes

Happy Stamping!
I design for Blockheads Paper Arts * Third Coast Rubber Stamps * About Art Accents


  1. Clever design! The paper you have used as panels for the background looks fab, and I like the image you have used.

  2. What a great male card. Love your colours here & your great design, perfect for our current challenge over at an OBAG, Jx

  3. A really stunning card and a brilliant idea, I love all of the stamping you have done and the pen nib looks fab. Thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

  4. oh Just adore the vintage feel to this such amazing detail bless you for playing at LEJ designs,this week hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

  5. Lovely card, Thanks for playing on Papertake Weekly this week, Hazel

  6. Love all the grunginess!!! Super card, Leigh!!

  7. Wonderful card, Leigh, with lots of great details. I look forward to more grunge set pieces.


  8. What a lovely card :) Thanks for joining in with the challenge over at papertake Weekly - Jane x

  9. Love the design of this card and the image is gorgeous - a real male themed card- thanks for playing along at fab'n'funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

  10. Wow, this is awesome, Leigh! I love the Vintage Railway set! Beautiful!

  11. So perfect, love those spots! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week :)

  12. Fabulous card,love the image,your colours and design are lovely....Thanks for joining in with us at Truly Scrumptious,hope to see you next time....
    Mandy x

  13. Wonderful design, Leigh! Many thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky, hope to see you again next week! judit x

  14. This is gorgeous, love the style, so elegant. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

  15. Brilliant male card, love the image and papers...fabulous.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments .

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  16. Brilliant male card, love the image and papers...fabulous.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Sentiments .

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  17. perfect guys card thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
    hugs sara x x

  18. A great card Leigh, the design is really unique I love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie for the punches & Dies challenge and good luck
    Laurie xx


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