Thursday, 22 May 2014

Father's Day Gifts

 Materials used:-
Stampendous CRR141 Clock Works
Stampendous NKCRS02 Wired
Stazon Black
Brilliance Graphite Black
Versamark inkpad
Mercart metal sheet -red
Stampendous Aged silver embossing powder
1.5" & 2" circle punches
Tartan ribbon
Peel off 92717 Fathers Day
Woodware pencil box blank
DL card blank
Red & black card
All available from:-
Your local Exmouth stockist is:- 

 Time to think of the men in our lives this week & gifts for Father's Day. I have chosen a desk notepad & a pencil box to go with it. The notepad is the same as an easel card but with the pad inside which I have attached to the base. I've printed the Clock works stamp twice onto the metal sheet with Stazon. As the metal is quite soft I've taken a ball tool & embossed the pattern following the stamped lines. This gives a quilted effect & I then cut around the image on one of the pieces. This went onto the front of the note pad; you'll get the idea from the photo below. I've made a band which wraps around the pad & acts as the stop bar for the cover & keeps the paper in place. 

The notepad open

And now closed
For the pencil box I firstly painted it all over with red acrylic paint & then aged it a bit by sponging some black around the edges. I then stamped one of the elements from the "Wired" set. From the 2nd piece of metal sheet I punched 1.5" & 2" circles (this sharpens your punches beautifully- no really it does!!) I also took a distressing file to the edges to give it a distressed look. On all the pieces I've set some black eyelets & threaded some lovely black & red tartan ribbon (Dorothy will tell us the name of this I'm sure!)
The top of the pencil box

The side view with the Father's Day peel off greeting added

Father's Day wouldn't be complete without a card so I've taken a plain white DL card blank & stamped all over with Clock Works & Graphite Black Brilliance. I quickly blotted the stamp before stamping to give a faded look & then sponged the edges of the card. To finish I added a bar of metal with the peel off greeting also on a square of metal. One happy father!!

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