Sunday, 10 June 2018

Fathers' Day 2018 - Rupert Bear Double Tri shutter card and Album

I know Fathers' Day is next Sunday but we're off on our jollidays tomorrow so I thought I'd post it now. I don't know if I mentioned it before (don't think I did) but my Dad has been suffering with Parkinsons disease for the past seven years and at the beginning of this year he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He's had a stent fitted to help with swallowing and after three emergency trips to the hospital for different infections he's finally back to his annoyingly mischievous self, hahahaha
 The box pictures were sourced from the web and hand coloured. The picture panels on the card were scanned from Rupert Bear annuals and cropped to size. Oh and in the picture of the middle panel the one with the TV) I put a picture of my Dad as a boy.
 I bought Rupert Bear postcards, first day stamps and bookmarks but I didn't have anything to put them in so I got my Zutter bind it all out and made an album. The front and back covers are made from 2mm grey board and covered with pictures cut from some very damaged (collectors wouldn't touch them) Rupert annuals I got from eBay and stuck them down and "varnished" them with matte Modge Podge. I made a plaid design on my computer and printed it in to 300gsm yellow card. I bought the plastic (acid free) sleeves to hold the postcards etc. The other pictures used were either sourced from the web or scanned from annuals. Nearly all the pictures can be found on my Pinterest.
Take care and keep smiling :)
PS. here's the template I used to make the double trifold shutter card
I made two of these and butted them together and using a piece of card the same size as the middle panel stuck one on each side (back and front) to make it a double card.