Friday, June 20, 2014

Father's Day Cards for Helmar

Hi everyone! I hope you've had a wonderful week and had an opportunity last weekend to celebrate with the special fathers in your life. Today I'm sharing two Father's Day cards created for special men in my life featuring Helmar adhesives.

Over the course of my paper crafting journey, I've attempted a variety of methods for adhering my paper layers together. Even though my style leans toward grungy mixed media, I like things to be lined up nicely. Helmar Premium Craft glue works perfectly to adhere my paper layers together by allowing time to adjust and position without warping the paper.

This first card is one I crafted for my father.

"Happy Father's Day"
My father is an Air Force veteran and was thrilled with this vintage patriotic themed card.

Tips and Techniques
I cut my patterned paper to size then applied Helmar Premium Craft Glue around the edges, swirling some across the center. When I flip the paper over to adhere to the card base, I use my fingers or a brayer to press out the glue out into a thin layer. Notice that I did not apply the glue too close to the edge, so when it spreads out, it won't ooze out. 

Here's the finished inside.
You can see how nicely the layers line up with the card base.

I applied a clear crackle medium to these vintage flag chipboard pieces. Although these flags were chipboard stickers, I find that the tackiness on the back does not adhere as permanently as I would like, so I peeled the sticky portion off and adhered with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive instead.

The background was aged by applying molding paste using a ledger stencil. I then applied pan pastels to color and age. To seal the Pan Pastels, I spritzed with Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative Spray.

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This is the card I created for my wonderful husband. 


Tips and Techniques
I've added lots of metal gears adhered with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

Although the background was already printed, I've added additional stamping and heat embossed the sentiment. 

Another view.

You can see that I've used several layers for the inside of this card, adhering the paper and chipboard as described for the previous card. 

Thanks for stopping by today.
I hope you'll try out Helmar Premium Craft Glue in your layered paper projects!

Helmar Products

Other Products

Happy Father's Day
BoBunny ~ Weekend Market Card Kit
BoBunny ~ Decaf Dot
Pan Pastels ~ Red Oxide, Extra Dark
Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Liquitex ~ Flexible Modeling Paste
Ranger Crackle Accents
The Crafter's Workshop ~ 12 x 12" Template - Ledger

BoBunny ~ Et Cetera - Cut Outs
BoBunny ~ Timepiece Home
Kraft Cardstock
BoBunny ~ Timepiece - Dimensional Stickers
Michaels Metal Embellishments ~ Cherish (256434)
Explorer Traditions ~ Gears
Bead Landings ~ Ruler
Bead Landings ~ Bezels, Frames & Filigree
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist - Cork
Liquitex ~ Gesso, white
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Truffle, Stormy, Adobe
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Mix'd Media Inx CHOX, Sparrow
Clearsnap ~ Embossing Powder, Clear
BoBunny ~ Clear Stamps - Et Cetera
Deep Red ~ Steampunk Gears
Stampers Anonymous ~ Flights of Fancy
Inky Antics ~ Magnificent Men
Zutter by Donna Salazar ~ Distrezz-it-All
Darice ~ Heat Tool

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. Absolutely stunning masculine designs. Just love the vintage flair to all of them.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  2. stunning projects, love the vintage touches :)

  3. what greats projects for your two favorites men ! love the vintage masculine touch!


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