Wednesday, 16 June 2010

WOYWW Fathers Day Card

As you can see from the pictures, my desk is a mess! I am busy making cards for Fathers Day (My Dad, Father-In-Law, Husband blah blah blah)

I saw an idea a few months ago in an issue of Papercraft Inspirations which I have been wanting to make for a while.
It was a shed design card which I have adapted slightly. I found a roll of wood effect sticky back plastic in Hobbycraft for 49p which I thought would be great to use for the shed.
I cut the card into a shed shape and then added strips of covered card for the roof and decorative diamond. I then cut the door out which I struggled with! Not as neat as I would like but not bad for a first attempt. I then added hinges and a sign which I inked and then added tacks using a silver pen (brads would have been better).

I then made some flower pots and a spade out of card (I have just ordered a Sizzix Big Shot which I cannot wait to start using! It would have been great for this sort of card.)

To finish it off I added some punched flowers and leaves.
Am reasonably happy but it could do with being a bit neater and I am going to cover the inside of the card with the wood effect on my second attempt to see if it looks a bit better.
The front of the card is a little flimsy after cutting the door out so need to strengthen it a bit. I did add some flower pots inside hoping this would strengthen but this hasn't worked.
As always, the inside of my card has let it down. I am never very good when it comes to the insides of cards!

If anyone has any tips on how I can improve this card, I would be grateful
Anyway, I'm off to have another go
Carly x

2nd Attempt!!!!!

Looks a little better I think
Carly x


Nicki (LittleTed) said...

Love your creative clutter and that's a great card.

Nicki, xx

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

That's a great card!

Sid said...

Fancy that.......a wooden card :-). Very nice actually !!

Candace said...

Lovely shed card

Enjoy your day Hugs Can x

Sue said...

Hi Carly
wow what a great card, luv the little shed, have good day, sue,x

Wipso said...

Love your shed card :-)
A x

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

The silver pen works fine. Great card :-)
Anne x

Heather x said...

ooohhhh love the shed hun, what a great card :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Julia Dunnit said...

You don't need tips! It's a great card.

Darcy said...

busy desk, that shed card is great, so many details. They will love them.

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

You certainly don't need any tips - I love the card!


Spyder said...

Your shed's great! I think I saw that in Papercraft too! Woodware (I think) do screw brads with the straight and philips top to them! (They also do little knifes and spoons and scissors and other things
Have a crafty week...

Sunshine Girl said...

What a great card :)

Chrissie said...

Such a great card and I love all the creative ideas you have (especially the little bride bear!)

TinaB said...

Great card!! Very creative xx

Paper and Ribbons said...

Lovely card, I like the use of wood sbp!