Alternate Versions: (Click on image to view card)
- Cricut Expression Machine
- Cricut Wild Cards Cartridge
- Tan, white, red and black cardstock
- Red Ink
- Stampin' Up! Geometric Stamp
- Joann Craft Essentials Metallic Squares
- Black Marker
This version uses a more colorful background paper and changes the word color to match the background. Otherwise it is exactly the same as Take 1, but it has a totally different look to it because of those two choices.
- Cut the card, border and phrase at 4 1/2". You can use 8 1/2" x 11" paper for this step if desired. This is the largest size you can cut and still be able to make the corresponding father envelope using 12x12 paper.
- Cut a 4 1/4" blackout image using white paper for inside the card. This is also the white you see on the card front because the tan has a square hole cut into it. A thinner, cheaper quality white will work better because of the double fold.
- Fold card base along indicated blade marks.
- Place a piece of scrap paper inside the card so only the top of the front is exposed.
- Stamp geometric pattern onto card front using red ink.
- Mount the white blackout image inside card. Use extra tape around cutout area. You may or may not want to adhere the right hand side in the card. If you adhere it, you need do so while the card is closed or else you may not be able to close it. If you used a heavy weight white, the double fold may not work and you may need to leave just the one side adhered. Lighter, cheaper weights tend to have enough give to work if adhered.
- Mount Happy Father's Day on the white that now shows through the square cutout.
- Mount frame image on outside of cutout square.
- Mount metallic squares over the holes in the frame image.
- Ink the right edge of the face of the card to make the cut stand out.
- If desired you can make a matching envelope with a matching edge on the closing flap by using the shift pattern at 4 1/2" to get an envelope out of a 12" x 12" sheet of paper. You will also need to make a liner to cover the holes in the back of the envelope using the shift liner pattern and red paper. You will want to use thin cheap paper for the envelope to keep the weight down and making the folds easier if you are mailing it.
If you have a Gypsy you can download the .gypsy file I created when making this card. You will need to use Gypsy Sync to upload it to your Gypsy then you can open it on the Gypsy. The layers are set up for a 12x12 mat with 12x12 or 8 1/2 x 11 paper depending on the layer.