Saturday, May 4, 2013

Ties to Dad

When I saw this week's Mojo Monday Sketch #291 I thought about it awhile and thought how fun would it be to create ties in place of the banners. 

I loosely followed the sketch.  After I created my ties using the new DarkRoom Door Gazette Background and put them in position with layers, they didn't look as fun. So I fanned them out.  I then wanted to create tie clips with the words Happy Father's Day.  So I created the words using the Alpha Strips.  I tried several combinations of the words and ended up here. :) 

I added some little charms at the end to ad some additional texture.  The inks used include: Ranger Archival Black, Ranger Distress Inks - Ripe Persimmon, Salty Sea, Bundled Sage.

I think my dad will enjoy the quirky Father's Day card. He wore suits all the time when we were growing up. I remember his grey pinstripes and ties.

Here is my tie template I created.  I just folded cardstock in half and used my rule to draw a line at an angle.

 I cut out the tie and traced it over my stamped image three times to create my ties.  They were sponged with distress inks and distressed along with the background.

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