There doesn’t seem to be a lot out there in the craft world that appeals to men. There are plenty of florals, and feminine soft textures, but not much that looks masculine. I always gravitate towards metals when I create cards for the men in my life. Something about the rusty, worn diamond plate of this card made it a perfect DIY Father’s Day card. And can we talk about the darling mini-hanger full of ties? Adorable.
Supplies needed to make your own DIY Father’s Day card:
- Core’dinations Kraft-Core 6×6 Metallic Paper (silver colored)
- Kraft Cards and Envelopes
- Diamond Plate Embossing Folder (wire fence, wood grain, stripe 1, or stripe 2 would work as well)
- Washi Tape (your choice of pattern and color)
- Silver Screw Brads (for corners, optional)
- Large Silver Paper Clip
- Sand It Gadget
- Black Ink Pad
- Ranger Ink Blending Tool
- Jewelry Tool Set
- 3-D Pop-Up Foam Adhesive Dots
Trim silver metallic paper to fit the front of an A2 card base leaving a 1/4″ perimeter gutter.
Insert trimmed paper into diamond plate embossing folder with the silver side of the paper facing up. Run the folder through your machine following the manufacturer instructions for embossing folders.
Using sandpaper, gently distress the cut letters to give them a worn look. When sanded, the kraft core of the cardstock will appear and make it look rusty!
Isn’t the texture of the metallic paper fun for this DIY Father’s Day card? I like to have a few cards with metallic paper on hand for when I need a last minute “masculine” card. Not just for Father’s Day. I hope you are inspired to create with metallics too!
Wow him even more with this mini pool table DIY gift for dad!
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Shaunte is a 30-something, chocolate-loving, SAHM from Utah. She has been scrapbooking since 1997, the dreaded era of photos cropped with deco scissors. Since then, her work has evolved into a clean, linear, photo-focused style. Her favorite subjects to scrap are her husband and five kids (never a lack for subject material there).