Sunday, 9 June 2013

Lou's Step-by-Step Father's Day Tutorial

Good Morning Krafty Friends and Followers

Today it is my turn and I hope you like my tutorial.

Just to remind you all that Mike and Ian will be on Create and Craft tomorrow for the Craft Clinic at 11.00 am.  They will be bringing 2 new paper products, die cut handbags in 12 colours and die cut book box in 6 colours.

Well here's my Tutorial for the fathers Day card I created for my Dad. There is actually a story behind this card, as my Dad took me on the Flying Scotsman when I was a mid teenager, so for us this image has significance.
What I used:
Golden Age of Steam CD rom Kraftyhands,
A3 plain white card stock.
Adirondak Lettuce
2 sheets  of A4 pearlised light green card stock
Foam pads, 2 mm and 4mm.
Zing cutting machine.
Collal all purpose glue.
Katy-Sue You're Fabulous stamp.

Firstly print off the A5 card set, one of the backing sheets, and a portrait insert.

I cut my embellishments on my Zing, and then cut the decoupage and border strop, and trimmed the backing sheet. Please note, I changed my mind close to the finish, and didnt use the Buffit for my sentiment!

Next I used the Adirondack on some cotton wool to blend around the edges, and fold line. I scored the A3 at 21cm, then 10.5 cm on my Hougie.

Then I glued the mat and backing sheet into place using Collal All Purpose Glue.

I used the 4mm foam pads to mount the main image to the Wheel mat.

Then used the 2 mm foam pads for the Train Decoupage, so that there is some difference between the layers.

The final step was to add the cut out, insert plaque, border strip and sentiment. The border strip has been mounted onto 4mm foam pads to make the stopper for the card.
Lastly I changed my mind about what to stamp the sentiment in, and Switched to the Adirondak Lettuce ink I had used to blend the edges with.

Thanks for Visiting
Lou xx


  1. Great tutorial Lou, love the die cut train it looks fab.

    Linda xxx

  2. A brilliant card Lou, the fabulous cut-outs compliment the image perfectly x

  3. Fab card Lou, my husband would love this card for Fathers Day, he was a keen train spotter as a kid. As a family we love to go and see the trains at Shildon. My favourite is the Mallard.
    I love the extra embellishment you have used. XXXX

  4. A fab card which will bring back happy memories.Great tutorial too. Sylvia x

  5. Absolutely fabulous Lou great details and a fab tutorial

  6. AMAZING creation . Love and am impressed by the die cut train .
    Great tutorial too .
    hugs Shirley-Anne