I have been loving all of the different box card designs that have been coming out lately, so I decided to make one for my Dad this year for Father’s Day. He is an avid outdoorsman, so thisfishing box card was perfect for him.
Box cards can be tricky to assemble if you’ve never done one before, but links to a video showing the assembly of this type of card are available both in the description of the design in the Silhouette Online Store, or under “Properties” when you right-click on the design in your own library. I decided to save myself some time on assembly by using a lot of different self-adhesive Silhouette products on top of my generic kraft cardstock base.
I first cut the fishing vest pieces out of the Silhouette Printable Cotton Canvas material to make a “realistic-looking” vest that was easy to assemble thanks to its adhesive backing. Rather than printing a pattern onto the canvas, I rubbed different Distress Inks over the pieces using a sponge applicator to emphasize the texture of the fabric and color them different shades of brown.
I cut all of the other elements out of Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock with the exception of the fish, reel, and the denim patterned paper I found in my stash. This tiny and fun Father’s Day greeting cut perfectly out of the white adhesive cardstock…and I could just cut, lift, and stick!
The fishing reel and the two layers of the fish were cut out of the Silhouette Printable Silver Foil and Silhouette Printable Gold Foil. I added a googly eye to the fish for a little fun. Since the fishing pole was cut out of adhesive cardstock and only adhered to the card at the bottom, I removed the stickiness from the rest of the pole using a little baby powder. This way, the pole doesn’t stick to the layers behind it while in the envelope and rip when my dad opens it!
The best part is that it still fits into an A2 size envelope (if you don’t resize the design), so as long as you don’t use bulky elements on your box card, you can mail it without additional postage. I cut my own envelope out of some single-sided red gingham patterned paper to match the casual feel of my card.
What are you making with your Silhouette for Father’s Day?