Today is my DH’s birthday. He is a golfer and when I found the iron on transfer at JoAnn’s or HL (can’t remember which), I knew I wanted to use it to make him a card.
I think this came out very well and it is a nice masculine card.
Usually you would put an iron-on transfer onto T-shirt material or some cotton. I didn’t have any of those things so I decided I would use a used fabric softener sheet. I think it is important to use a used one that way the softening ingredients are gone.
I followed the directions on the iron-on transfer and used a dry iron. It pressed beautifully onto the dryer sheet. The dryer sheet also gives a nice texture behind the iron-on. It also give some transparency to the face and hands (if you can call them that).
Choosing my color scheme I paid attention to the colors in the iron-on and built up from there. I made the card 5-1/4″ by 9″, used Tags, Bags and More Cricut cart to cut out a couple of tags.
There is also a strip of brown paper that I used the Cuddle Bug on to add another masculine look and texture.
I cut the dryer sheet with the iron-on transfer down to fit the yellow tag and thought if I run it through the Xyron it would make a great adhesive for this project.
Tip: The dryer sheet is too porous and the Xyron adhesive would not stick. Waste of Xyron adhesive, but that is the way you learn.
I used my large Zig glue pen and coated the underside of the dryer sheet and then flipped it and adhered it to the yellow tag. The yellow tag has been inked using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo and a brush.
Tip: Be sure and use a craft mat because the glue will go right through the dryer sheet, but enough stays on it to adhere down on the tag.
I then took a brayer and rolled it down. The yellow tag with the Vintage Photo ink made it take on a nice flesh tone for the rub on.
I ran the brown strip of paper through the CB using the Argyle Embossing folder (nice masculine touch) and then I inked it with Tim Holtz Vintage photo distressing ink. It make the embossing on the stip pop.
I had a couple of brads that looked like screws so, I punched a couple of holes in the brown strip of paper before I adhered it to the card.
Finished it up with some more golf icons on the inside. These are cut from the Everyday Paper Dolls cart. I made multiple cuts of the same icon in different papers and colors so I could cut and piece them together to get a more original feel. I also adds the 18 on the flag and did some doodling on the golf bag.
Now, what do you give a man that basically has everything he wants…….I’m going to give him a check so he can add money to his golf fund. What is a “golf fund” you ask? It’s his budget for playing golf every week. Because after 39 years of marriage I know if I keep him happy, he keeps me happy!
Love you sweetie! Happy Birthday!!!!