Monday, June 10, 2013

Father's Day Yay!

Father's Day is just right around the corner and I am needing to make a few cards. I began with one for my husband today.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Challenge Blog - Masculine or Father's Day is the challenge over there this week.
Hobby Cutz - Their challenge this week is the same, Masculine or Father's Day.
613 Avenue Create - The challenge over there this time is "Celebrate" and I think Father's Day is definitely a celebration of Dad's everywhere

To Begin this card I used Tim Holtz Picture Wheel die and cut it out with grungepaper. I used brushed corduroy distress ink to give my wheel a little color 

and then stamped and clear embossed.

I then used distress stain metallics to add more colors to the wheel. I used a finger to rub it all in.

I also used more distress ink to add even more color to the top. I wanted a sort of antique-ish look for my wheel.

I wanted to add actual photos to my picture wheel so I used Word and printed out some tiny photos.

 I then made a template by tracing my wheel onto white card stock. This gives me an idea as to where to place each photo so they fit exactly inside the picture wheel.

I went ahead and glues my photos to the template here and cut it out to match my wheel. 
I didn't want the white space on the right hand side to be white so I used a combo of distress ink and stains to color that space.

There are little slits on the picture wheel here and there as well so I used a fine point paintbrush to paint that area as well. You can see in this photo I painted in between the mini photos.

I then adhered this piece of white cardstock behind my wheel and set it aside to dry.

While that was drying I worked on my card base. I wanted this to be a sort of tri-fold card that would open. I used some really great cardstock with old cameras on it. I also am going to use this black and white 7 gypsies paper for a belt but that comes later.

I wanted to add some stamping so I used the mini gears Tim Holtz stamp and Adirondack ink, in slate color to stamp here and there

I ruffed up the edges and went around them with Vintage Photo (one of my favorite distress ink colors)

I wanted to make a "belt" for this card so I cut a small strip of the 7 Gypsies paper and fastened it to the Tim Holtz buckle. I also edged it with distress ink and cut the end to mimic a belt.

I cut the word "Father" out of Tim's typeset Sizzix strip and black card stock, this will go into the other side of my picture wheel.

I used Tim Holtz "Worn Text" stamp set to make my words for the card. I just love this set too! One of my favorites from Tim. If you use Tim's stampin blocks you can line them up exactly in order to get a straight stamp.

I added some idea-ology bits and here is my finished product

I really love how this came out, how neat to use the picture wheel for photos. I also love how the belt holds the card closed. 
Thanks for coming by once again and have a great day!!


  1. Claudine- each art you create leaves me totally amazed!! The thought and effort you put into this project shines through. Love all the vintage touches and details. Tri-fold base card is perfect for "setting the stage" for the photo wheel finish!
    Such a sweet card!

  2. WOW! I do believe this is the BEST way I've seen the picture wheel die used yet!!! What a perfect card!

  3. What a great father's day card, Claudine, full of such meaning - your hubby will treasure it! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

  4. Wow...this is a stunning project...I bet your Father will love is simply special...Thank you for sharing with us at Hobbycutz this week...Hope to see you again next time...Kobie x

  5. This is simply gorgeous - what a lucky fella? Thanks so much for sharing this project with us over at Hobbycutz


  6. Fabulous card, Claudine. He'll love it, no doubt. I really like how you filled the windows with pics AND letters.

  7. What a wonderful way to honor your spouse! I love your use of the picture wheel die cut. Well thought out and beautifully executed project. Thanks so much for dropping it off by our house at 613 Avenue Create.
    Chana, Owner

  8. How fabulous is this? What a wonder job you did using that picture wheel die. Love that you included all those wonderful photos and the way you aged and texturized the wheel itself. The belt/buckle closure is seriously cool too. What a wonderful tribute to a loving husband and father!


  9. WOW this is such a fabulous project and thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz for our Fathers Day/Masculine Challenge. We hope that you'll join us again next time.
    Hugz, Lorraine xx

  10. That's a wonderful card and you have inspired me to get up and go make that fathersday card now =)

  11. Wow!!! Fantastic card! Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us this fortnight at Hobbycutz. Good Luck....
    Crafty Hugs

  12. What a wonderful concept. Love the little pictures you incorporated and your vintage style is superb! Thanks for linking your project at our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create. God bless!

    JO ANN

  13. What a fabulous card Claudine! He will love it! I love the photos in the picture wheel! Beautiful!