Father's Day is just around the corner, so is my Dad's birthday and a couple of other birthdays too, so masculine cards are in demand at our house this month.
Dad loves his garden and I love making punchy flowers, so I thought I would combine our loves and ended up with this card.
The Core Amour cardstock from Core'dinations has a lovely texture and the grey-on-grey colour combo looks nice and masculine too. I used my Mini-ShapeBoss to emboss "Dad", rounded the corners with my 1/4 Round Squeeze Punch, then lightly sanded off the top of the embossed letters and edges for added contrast.
To make the flower I start with a medium Round 'n Round squeeze punch circle for the base. Next comes 4x large That's Amour squeeze punch hearts, curling them for dimension using a wooden skewer, attaching them to the circle base with some adhesive (I use Helmar 450 Quick Dry). Then layer an XL & L Oopsie Daisy squeeze punch flower on top, finishing off with 2x mediume May Flower squeeze punch flowers. Before attaching them all together I curl the ends of each petal then pierce a hole in the middle, so that they can be secured in place with a brad. The "Dad" block is mounted on foam dots to match the dimension of the flower.
A quick change of colours or background pattern would make this card work for any occasion.
Hope you enjoyed seeing this card and I look forward to having you share some of your cards with us soon :)