My card is my Dad's birthday card. He turned 69 last week and has a really great sense of humor. He looks a little like Gus, only has more hair, lol. But Gus really was the logical choice for his card. Gus is from the Bugaboo Stamps store. I decided to make the sentiment appear as though it was a framed embroidery. So I picked some wood grain patterned paper for the flooring and some busy floral patterned paper to act as wallpaper. I used a Silhouette scallop frame to cut out my wall frame and used Topstitch font and my printer to add the sentiment. The Sentiment says, 'Women are like Angels, always up in the air harping about something!' I used some twine and a brad to complete the wall frame look. For Gus, I imported him into my Silhouette used the print and cut feature to cut him out. I paper pieced his shirt and chair to look like my Dad's. The rest of him was colored with Zig markers and Prismacolor pencils. Added Glossy Accents to his bottle and glasses. I used pop dots to lift him off the page. Just a little note on my Dad's sense of humor, when he read his card he looked at my Mom and said, "she's my Angel". At his age I think he should be careful about offending women or Angels, lol.
My lessons learned: The little piece of yellow and white twine that I used for the picture frame showed more white than yellow and blended in too well, so I used my yellow marker to color the white parts yellow. It still blends in more than I'd like, but it is better.
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And here's my Dad and Mom, Gus and his Angel, lol.
We gave them a canvas photo of all us at Thanksgiving last year.
I'd like to share my card at:
Crafty Boots Challenge no girls allowed,
closes Apr. 29,
Shopping our Stash starts with b (Bugaboo stamp),
closes May 1,
Daisy Doodles one for the boys,
closes May 6,
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Happy Birthday,
closes May 8,
Craft Us Crazy favorite stamp company (Bugaboo), closes May 8