Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Father's Day card #2

Mornin' hens!  As promised, here is my second Father's Day card.  This one is for my Dad.  {grin}  He'll LOVE it!  I used another Paper Smooches set this time.  This one is called "Zoo Crew".  I started by stamping my images onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and then colored them with my Copics.  Next, I cut them out and mounted them to this scene I created using both  October Afternoon's "Sidewalk" and My Minds Eye "Away We Go" collections.  I stamped the jungle leaf image onto the OA DP and created a hanging branch effect in the corner (ummm, since giraffes are always eating leaves, right?) and then using the same paper, I made a few hills for a nice ground effect as well.  I added the little picket fence behind the images using my MS border punch and then matted the whole panel with some SU Basic Black CS.  I drew some faux stitching lines around the outer edges and stamped the sentiment in the bottom right corner.  To finish, I sponged some distress ink along the bottom edge, tied on this cute striped grosgrain ribbon, and added some Glossy Accents to Dad's eye!!  Tee-hee!
Have a wonderful Father's Day to all the Dad's out there!  {{{hen hugs}}}

Stamps - Paper Smooches; Copics; DP - October Afternoon "Sidewalk" and My Minds Eye "Away We Go"; CS - SU Basic Black & River Rock, Neenah Classic Crest White; Glossy Accents; Martha Stewart Border Punch; Ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Father's Day card #1

Hiya hens!  Sorry for being MIA lately but I'm in the process of making wedding invitations and I'm afraid this is going to take up the majority of my Summer.  I'll post when I can but if not, you'll know I'm working my little chicken fingers to the bone with these invitations!  Eeeeeek!  I did manage to make a couple of Father's Day cards for both my DH and my Dad.  This one is for my DH....  I'm LOVIN it!!  He'll get a kick out of it!  (Literally!) Tee-hee!

The image is from this month's new release called Green Acres from Paper Smooches.  I couldn't resist and subscribed to Lori's monthly stamp club.  Her images are so ADORABLE!  I stamped the little goat onto some Neenah Classic Crest CS and then colored him with my Copics.  I matted him with both SU Early Expresso and Cajun Craze.  I ran the DP through my printer for the sentiment and then matted it the same way.  To finish, I tied some Baker's Twine around the plaid panel and secured it with a button!  Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!  {{{hen hugs}}}

Stamp - Paper Smooches; Copics; DP - My Minds Eye "Darling Dear"; CS - SU Early Expresso & Cajun Craze, Neenah Classic Crest; Aqua Bakers Twine; Button