Monday, June 7, 2010

Father's Day card

I dug out an old craft tool I had almost forgotten about and decided to put it to use. It's my good ole Fiskars paper crimper. Recently I saw a card in Stampers Sampler using this tool on a card and it inspired me to do the same.

I'm not sure how often I used this crimper or what I used it for exactly. I know I only used it occasionally if I can't remember anything about it. But now that I'm using only Close To My Heart cardstock with its fabulous white core, this was a great tool to dig out from the dark corner of my craft closet. Imagine crimping a square of black cardstock then sanding those crimped bumps to expose that white core. Then apply ink on a sponge to those exposed bumps and voila! Super cool textured effect.

I experimented and stamped another square of cardstock, this time Colonial White, with a nice flourish image, then sent it through the crimper, then inked the edges and the bumps. No sanding this time. Another cool effect!

Don't you just love it when you can dig up something you forgot about and put it to good use? I know I do. If you have a crimper stowed away somewhere, I challenge you to find it and try something cool and current to make with it. Send me a photo. I'd love to see your creation!

Items used for the Father's Day Card:
• D1227 Legendary Moments stamp set (Fleur de Lis, flourish background)
• Retired C1239 Vintage Father's Day stamp set (postmark image, happy father's day)
• D1422 Wonderful Friend stamp of the month, June 2010 (argyle background pattern)
• Papers are retired from Vintage Travel Level 2 paper pack
• Black, Desert Sand, Colonial White and Bamboo cardstock
• Ribbon from craft store
• Black Waxy Flax

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