Our Dads are our best friends and our hero. Father’s Day is the perfect time to show love with a handmade card. They don’t always get the celebration that they need so make sure to add your your favorite memories of you and them! You can customize this card anyway you like! Enjoy this Father’s Day Card!
Let me talk a minute about the unique papers used in this card: Crush, Natural Citrus, 92lb cover, the card base, is made from citrus, which replaces up to 15% of virgin tree pulp. The card fits into a Crush, Natural Citrus, A7 envelopes, which is 5.25-inch x 7.25-inch, leaving the final card a little smaller: 5-inch x 6.75-inch. The Extract, Mustard, 140lb cover, is made from upcycled, used, plastic cups. The Kraft-Tone, Manila Yellow, 100lb cover, is a time-honored classic paper that has been carefully color mixed for a soft and wonderful yellow. This is a foiled card using a laser printer. Refer to the photos.
- Using the Citrus paper, print the inside message using the darkest possible setting: My Father is my first friend & my best friend. The empty spot is for mounting a message printed on the Manila Yellow.
- After you foil it, cut the Citrus to 10-inch long by 6.75-inch wide, and then score it in the middle so the final card is 5-inch x 6.75-inch. I scored it message-side up. Instructions for foiling follow.
- Using my Tamerica/Tashin MS-330 laminator, I ran the paper through using Metallic Gold (Satin) from Colorfoils.com. I turn it to the highest heat setting possible and run it 4x, once from each direction. Use the plastic carrier board that came with the foil and put 2 sheets of copy paper on top of the foil, as a cover sheet. So, this is a heat transfer foil. Cool the Citrus and mist down spray acrylic sealer.
- The foiled message doesn’t fill the whole paper so trim it down to 10-inch and then cut to 6.75-inch. It would be 7-inch but the bit of foiling that showed up on the bottom needed to be trimmed.
- Using the Manila Yellow, I printed the inside message. I included 2 messages so you can make more than one card. I cut the messages to 2.75-inch x 3.75-inch and centered them inside the foiled frame.
- The design for the front of the card is die-cut using Cheery Lynn DL 148, Cathedral Lace. I cut the design from the Silhouette Double-Sided Adhesive Paper and honestly, the die doesn’t cut that well on the heavy paper, no matter how much I shim it. That is an intricate die. The thick plastic adhesive paper is just hard to cut, but I love the design, so I used Tim Holtz scissors and cut out the inside.
- I mounted it on the Mustard that was cut to 4.5-inch x 6.25-inch by pulling the yellow backing and centering it. Leave the exposed side of the design covered with white backing.
- To mount it on the card, go around the outside edges of the card front with 1/2-inch ScorTape that goes all the way to the edges and butts against the other tape at the corners. Remove the backing and mount the Mustard design centering it. Burnish the exposed ScorTape with Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Gilding Flakes, Inca Gold.
- Pull the white backing on the design and burnish it with Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Gilding Flakes, Red Blaze.
- Add the word “dad” using American Crafts, Thickers, Gold, Lower Case.
- Natural Citrus, 92lb cover
- Natural Citrus, A7 envelopes
- Manila Yellow, 100lb cover
- Mustard, 140lb cover
- Colorfoils.com, Metallic Gold (Satin)
- Laminator, Tamerica/Tashin SM-330, 13″
- Cheery Lynn DL148, Cathedral Lace
- ScorTape, 1/2″
- Silhouette Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
- Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes, Inca Gold
- Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes, Red Blaze
- American Crafts, Thickers, Gold Lower Case
- Clear Acrylic Sealer