Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Month of Cards: Part 2: Happy Father's Day!

I made three Father's Day cards last week: one for my dad, one for my father-in-law and one for Rick's grandpa. I also made a birthday card for our niece for her 15th birthday.

For our niece's card I used a sketch from the blog "Card Patterns". I am really liking their sketches, I have already used their next one! My biggest challenge for this card was finding embellishments that were sophisticated enough for a 15-year-old. My girls are little, so I don't have much for older girls... yet. I eventually found this cute dress in a pack of Thickers chipboard from Scrapfest last year. I tried using a rub on that said "One of a Kind", but it didn't show up very well, so I covered that with the "Wow" die cut. (By the way, the side circles say "Smile".)

For the Father's Day cards I used the tutorial Colette posted last month on Challenge Masters (which, sadly, is now closed). The tutorial was to make these cute shirts. It is actually really easy! You can add a tie, buttons, pockets, whatever fits. I really like how the tie looks, but since my dad only wears a tie to funerals and weddings, I thought buttons (well, actually eyelets) would be more appropriate.

For Rick's grandpa, I used used my texture boutique to add some texture and then rubbed my gold metallic ink pad across the texture to make it stand out.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, girl! Love your SHIRTS! Your Father's Day cards ROCK!

    Thanks for your comment on my blog, too. So sweet. I'm happy the tutorial was helpful.

    Have you found a new home? Email me at coletteb8@gmail.com and I'll fill you in on what's been happening!

    Hugs, honey!