Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a couple of Father’s Day cards created with my favorite bits and pieces from two different collections: I Love You, Man and Dear Old Dad.
Repetition is one of the techniques I use the most on my layouts and cards. I feel like putting emphasis on a specific element and repeat it multiple times allows me to achieve a cohesive look. It also gives me different results based on the pieces I choose.
For my first card, I decided to create a background with the diamond-shaped elements that come in the I Love You, Man collection. I simply adhered them to a neutral colored patterned paper, which I then topped with a “Best Dad ever” tag.
The ribbon is another element that I printed and fussy cut. I love the way it looks!
I finished the card with some wood veneer pieces.
For my second card, I took inspiration from the Dear Old Dad collection itself.
The wood grain pocket comes in the elements pack. I just decided to mount it on a few patterned papers from the collection and fill it up with various sentiments.
Before adhering it down, I wrapped some blue twine around it. The heart with the Father’s Day banner was cut out from a 3×4 card in the collection. I used foam dots to stick it down for extra dimension.
A few wood veneer ampersands and that little black ribbon in the top right corner of the card added the final touches.
I love how these cards turned out. Simple yet sweet and unique. I hope you felt inspired to create some for Father’s Day with Sahin Designs collections.
Until next time. Have a lovely day!
Happy Easter week! Cut files have always been my main source of inspiration whether I create full page layouts, mini albums, or cards. I love their versatility and I think they add an interesting touch to any project. Today I am sharing two cards that I created by using the same cut file in different ways.
Since the theme of this week is Easter, I thought a cut file that resembled a weaved basket would be fun to use. The Cozy Quilt cut file from The Cut Shoppe was perfect for it.
For my first card I decided to use the cut file as it is. I backed only some of it with different patterned papers from the lovely Oh My Heart collection. I wanted the soft green paper from the Take Me Away collection to show through. To give the card more dimension I used foam dots to adhere it down.
I then created a banner with my sentiment and completed the card with just one floral piece in the center. Keeping embellishments to a minimum is a good way to balance off an otherwise busy card with multiple colors and patterns.
For my second card I used the positive space of the cut file. In order to keep the exact same distance between all the pieces, I used the cut file itself as a guide. After placing it on top of the patterned paper I meant to use as my background, I started gluing down the different parts. I then lifted the cut file and saved it for my next card. I really love the result!
To make my cluster stand out, I backed it with some twine that I weaved back and forth to create an extra layer behind the chipboard flowers. A banner with my sentiment completed the card.
I hope you are inspired today to use cut files on your cards. There is so much more you can do with them. Try using them as a stencil or to create a stitching pattern. The possibilities are endless! Until next time. Have a lovely day!
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