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Judy Hayes

A Card for DAD with Foil and Wood

Hello!  It’s Judy here today with a fun textured DAD card for Father’s Day. There’s still time to make one, keep reading to follow my tutorial! I really like how easy it is to make metallic letters with 3D Foam Creative Sheets and Metallic Transfer Sheets Variety Colors. The look of wood behind the letters is real wood too…a wooden craft stick.

A Card for DAD with Foil and Wood by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Using Real Wood

Start with a 4 x 6.5-inch card using off white cardstock. Cut patterned paper 4 x 6.5-inch to fit the card front. Apply E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable adhesive to the back of the patterned paper and fasten it to card front.

Use permanent quick drying ink to color the craft stick. Trim the craft stick to 6.5 inches. I use my heavy duty guillotine paper cutter and sand the ends smooth.

Creating DAD with Foil

First, die cut letters for DAD from black 3D Foam Creative Sheets. Save the scraps of 3D Foam Creative Sheets for a later step. The sheets come as Mixed Black and White, 2 sheets of White, or 2 sheets of Black.

Carefully peel the back side liner from one end of a letter and fold it back. Align and adhere the exposed adhesive to the craft stick and then remove the liner completely to finish adhering your letter in place. Repeat to fasten all your letters.

Tip:  You may want to wait until letters are applied to the stick before trimming it to size. That way you can cut it so letters are centered.

Now remove the top liner from one letter. Place blue Metallic Transfer Foil Sheet over the letter and rub well. Remove foil and reapply if necessary, and then repeat for all letters.

Assembling the Father’s Day Card

Cut a piece of black cardstock 1.25 x 6.5 inches. Apply Premium Double-Sided Tape ¼in along both long edges. Next place blue Metallic Transfer Foil Sheet, colored side up, over one edge, press firmly to transfer foil color and then lift off foil sheet. Repeat on other edge. Trim to remove any tape overhang if needed.

Then apply Premium Double-Sided Tape ¼in to the back of DAD craft stick. Attach it to black cardstock with foiled edges. Premium Double-Sided Tape ¼in is a strong adhesive, it will hold the craft stick in place permanently.

Now add strips of Premium Double-Sided Tape ¼in to back of the black cardstock (with DAD craft stick) and fasten it to the card front.

Finishing Touches

To finish, stamp the verses with blue ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Die cut the verses into strips and trim points off the left edge of upper verse and the right end of lower verse strip. Cut scraps of 3D Foam Creative Sheets to fit the back of each verse strip and add to the back of each verse. These work well for a bit of dimension and make good use of the scraps! Add each verse to card front above and below the DAD strip.

A Card for DAD with Foil and Wood by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

All that’s left is to show some love to a special Dad with this wood and foil Father’s Day card!

A Card for DAD with Foil and Wood by Judy Hayes for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Thanks for visiting!


Creative Time: 30 minutes
Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials Needed:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®:
E-Z Runner® Petite Permanent Dots Refillable Dispenser
3D Foam Creative Sheets Black
Metallic Transfer Foil Sheets Variety Colors

HomeHobby by 3L®
Premium Double-Sided Tape ¼in

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