With Father's Day around the corner I made a card for my father-in-law. Now the challenge is to get into the mail and to his house before Sunday.
I used: cardstock by Oriental Trading Co and Recollections, patterned paper by Basic Grey and Prima, vellum by The Paper Studio, die cuts by Spellbinders, Stamps by Hero Arts (sentiment) and Daisy Bucket Designs (compass), ink by Colorbox and Versa Mark/Tsukineko, embossing powder by Stampendous, twine by The Beadery Craft Products/Wal-Mart and the button is from my FIL's mother. I've had them for a few years and didn't want to cut the thread that held a bunch of the same buttons together. Apparently that's what they did with their buttons back then. Smart idea.
I distressed the edges of the map patterned paper mainly because my trimmer wants a new blade and I'm being a cheap-o. It fits with the card.
Tip: For the sentiment I heat embossed on vellum. Be sure to get your heat gun hot before applying the heat to the vellum. Turn on your gun and let it warm up for about 30 seconds then you will do one sweep on the vellum. This way the vellum won't warp. I didn't make this up myself. I saw it online somewhere (probably Kristina Werner or Jennifer McGuire.)
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