I’m loving the new 2019-2021 In Colors, and I have a great Pretty Peacock Father’s Day Card for you. I love that Stampin’ Up! has brought back the gingham in the 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper packs. Now it’s available in all of our family colors in the 6″ x 6″ DSP packs.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, this card is all over Pinterest. I couldn’t wait to give it a try.
Pretty Peacock Father’s Day Card Instructions
For today’s card, I cut a piece of Whisper White thick cardstock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored it at 4-1/4″ to create my card base. Next, I matted a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Pretty Peacock DSP (hello, gingham) onto a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock.
Then I used the scraps from the 6″ x 6″ DSP to create the collar and the pocket. I then matted those pieces onto scraps of Pretty Peacock cardstock. There are no set measurements for these DSP and cardstock pieces. I just placed them on the card where I thought they looked nice and cut them accordingly. I used dimensionals under the pocket to help separate it from the rest of the shirt.
Next, I pressed my Pretty Peacock ink pad onto a piece of scrap white cardstock, being careful not to get it too dark. Then I used a die to cut three circles. I used a regular hole punch for the fourth circle, because I wanted it to be smaller than the other three.
Using a white gel pen, I drew two dots and connected them with a thin line to make the circles look like buttons. If you wanted that detail to be brighter, you could always white emboss them as well.
Then I heat embossed the sentiment using White Emboss Powder onto a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock.
Because the whole card looked dark, and it was hard to distinguish the different layers of cardstock and DSP, I decided to draw little stitch marks around all of the elements using the white gel pen.
Then I adhered this onto the card base, leaving a thin white border to brighten up the card.
I really love how this turned out, if I were to do it again, I would use Seaside Spray cardstock as my matting pieces rather than Pretty Peacock. I think that would brighten the shirt.
If you would like to purchase any of the products I used, you may purchase them on my online store.
For another project featuring the 2019-2021 In Colors, see my previous post.
Thank you for stopping by, and have a great day.