Thursday, June 18, 2015

You're the Best

Good afternoon, friends. Mindy with you today with another card suitable for Dad this Father's Day!

As I mentioned in a previous post, I struggle with making masculine cards for the men in my life. I try to minimize the flowers and the bling on them, but sometimes Dad enjoys flowers, too. 

For this card, I knew I wanted to use the birdhouse image from Bird Haven Pre-Cut stamp set from Heartfelt Creations. I colored the image with Distress Ink Markers from Tim Holtz, so I could use a little water to blend the colors on the roses, leaves, and birdhouse. I set aside the image to dry, and started layering my background.

I then fussy cut around my image, leaving a small white border, then mounted it on a piece of Kraft colored card stock and fussy cut again, leaving another small border of the Kraft colored card, before mounting it on the background with Joy! Large Foam Pads. 

For the background, I used two sheets of paper from the French Kiss paper pad from Glitz Designs. Although this paper pad is no longer available from the Classy Cards 'n Such online store, there are other Glitz Design pads available that will work just as well. I then added some decorative string and tied a knot to anchor it.

To complete my card, I stamped a sentiment for Dad on a banner, and added a small squirrel from the Squirrel Set, by Impression Obsession, on top of the birdhouse. 

Thank you for visiting with me today. Get busy and create a handmade card for your Dad this Father's Day. Don't forget to enter our weekly challenge on our blog.

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1 comment:

Dorothy S said...

Such a great masculine look! The squirrel is such a cute touch, and great finish for the bird house.