Saturday, June 17, 2017

Saturday Step x Step - DAD

It is Cec here and I am bringing you the Saturday Step x Step feature today. As our followers will know, I am on the frilly side of the team but today I am going rogue and making something that is not frilly and is really flat with few embellishments.

Tomorrow is Father's Day so I thought a card for DAD might be in order and here is how to make this 6" x 6" card came together.

Step 1 - Dilute Iced Spruce and Peeled Paint Oxides on a craft sheet and dip a 5 1/2" square of card stock into it.
Step 2 - Dry thoroughly and then dip into some diluted Broken China Oxide.
Step 3 - Dry again and then dip into some diluted Vintage Photo Oxide.

Step 4 - Using Vintage Photo Distress Ink, add some stenciling. Note: My Tim Holtz stencil came from Michaels as part of a combo package but I will provide links below to the equivalent individual stencils that can be purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.

Step 5 - Add some stamping using Jet Black Archival Ink and stamps from IndigoBlu (vintage dirigible), 7 Gypsies (clock, stars and vintage hot air balloon) and Tim Holtz (dots). Note: The balloon was stamped after I took this photo.

Step 6 - Stamp letters from Recollections Distressed set onto a scrap of card stock, ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and fussy cut.

Step 7 - Alter metal gears from Bead Landing and a wooden star (made by my husband) with Gold Mixative Alcohol Ink.

Step 8 - Cut a 3/4" strip of corrugated cardboard paper from Recollections and add making Memories eyelets to both ends.  Ink edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Step 9 - Thread burlap string through eyelets in criss-cross fashion and fasten on the back.

Step 10 - Assemble card by cutting stamped panel down to 4 1/2" x 5 1/2", distress the edges and ink with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Adhere cardboard strip and stamped panel to card. Glue metal gears and star to card and add text with dimensional foam strips.

There you have it - a simple to create card for a guy. I hope it inspires you to get inky and create too.


  1. Great step by step Cec and I love the outcome. Fabulous Father's Day card

    Best wishes
    Annie x

  2. Wonderful card Cec, love the DOX background and the corrugated card embellishment was a great touch, thanks so much for sharing it! Deb xo

  3. Great card Cec, wonderful composition and beautifully executed - the background is fantastic! Anne x

  4. I love seeing your Funkie side out to play Cec! Amazing project

  5. Amazing funkie card, Cec! Love that Oxidey background--so perfect for those stamped and stenciled images. Great idea to add the 'book binding' embellishment! Great inspiration! Hugs!

  6. Funkie looks good on you! Thanks for the step by step tutorial. I can use that book binding technique on so many things.

  7. Very cool! I love the layered stamping on the back! Fabulous!