I thought I’d share a couple of designs using the wonderful Dad’s Toolbox stamp set from Paper Rose. It was one of the first of their stamp sets I ever purchased and I still love using it now! I’ve started with two panels for regular folded cards and am finishing off with an easel card.
For these cards you’ll need the following supplies:
- Paper Rose Dad’s Toolbox stamp set
- Paper Rose Typed Sentiments stamp set
- Paper Rose Stitched Rectangles (A6 Australian size) nesting die set
- 1 sheet Neenah Solar Crest Classic White 80lb cut into 4 rectangles
- 1 12 x 12 sheet of white textured cardstock
- 1 piece designer paper measuring 13.5cm x 10.5cm
- 1 piece thin foam measuring approx 13cm x 9cm
- Distress Inks in the following colours: Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Aged Mahogany, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Hickory Smoke, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive.
- Versafine Onyx Black ink
For Card One: I’ve taken my first panel of Neenah and blended Faded Jeans at the top, followed by Stormy Sky and finished it off with Hickory Smoke and then splattered with a bit of water.
After allowing it to dry I’ve stamped the toolbox into the centre with the sentiment in Versamark Onyx Black and after that has dried I’ve used a little bit of watered down black acrylic paint to splatter across the panel. Once it was all dry I’ve used the largest and second largest rectangle die to cut out the border and the inner panel.
I’ve also die cut a white textured cardstock panel from the largest rectangle as a base. I glued the border to the white piece directly, then mounted the centre panel on the foam and glued it into place.
For Card Two: I’ve blended Aged Mahogany, into Rusty Hinge and finished off with Wild Honey. I’ve then splattered with a little water before setting aside to dry.
Once dried, I’ve stamped the image again in the Onyx Black with the sentiment underneath and again gone in with my black acrylic paint and set aside to fully dry.
I then cut a panel of white from the largest rectangle die, and glued down my piece of jute ribbon. I cut the coloured panel with the second largest rectangle and foam tape mounted it onto the back panel.
For Card Three: To start with I blended Forest Moss into Peeled Paint, then finished with Crushed Olive, and splattered a bit with water. I’ve set that aside to dry while I make my card base.
I’ve taken the white textured cardstock and cut a strip measuring 29.2cm x 10.8cm and then score it at the 14.6cm mark, and again at the 21.9cm mark, burnish the edges and set aside.
I then stamped my toolbox and the sentiments onto the panel, set aside for a minute to dry, splattered my black acrylic again and set aside to dry fully. In this time, I took my double sided adhesive and covered the 7.3cm section of the card base leaving space around the edges for the white border.
I cut my dried coloured panel with the largest rectangle and attached it to the white panel. Inside I attached my piece of designer paper and finished it off with a 2.5cm x 10.8cm piece of off cut white which I blended ink onto and splattered with a touch of water.
I then stamped on my sentiment from the Typed Sentiments stamp set and finished with two black brads. I attached this little panel with foam tape, set in about 5cm from the bottom edge of the card.