Sunday, June 21, 2015

All the boys wishing a Happy Father's Day!

ETA - I have entered this in the Mod Squad Challenge Blog  Father's Day! This week's sponsor is Kitchen Sink Stamps.

So, I had this idea for a card and I think it pretty much turned out as planned! Woohoo! How often does that happen.  I wanted to make a stamped scene with our boys and our furry boy.  And this is what I came up with.  

I really wanted to try the popped up die cutting from the scene so I knew I would have to shade in the background first which meant I needed to stamp in the boys and dog and mask them.  I then airbrushed the background in.  

I took the background to my Cameo and cut out the letters.  I'm still new with it so I although I slowed it down I should have increased the depth of my blade a little bit for a cleaner cut.  As I didn't want to redo the background I just used my xacto knife to ease the cuts.  I also cut 3 cuts out of blue cardstock to make the height for the letters.  They were nearly perfectly aligned until I had to hide the card for the bazillionth time as the husband kept walking through my craft space.  

After all the glue had set up I decided I need more of a scene, so I stamped the fence and tree in the background and colored them in with copics as I didn't want to get too invested if it wasn't going to work.  Big sigh of relief when it did, or at least I think it did!  After that I worked on the dog coloring to make it look like our Bagle (Bassett/Beagle mix) and the boys.  After coloring, I stamped the words onto the grass and embossed them with clear.  Ugh! They aren't showing up as much as I want so I over stamped in Memento hoping to give some more depth and ended up creating this shadow effect.  I thought at that point it was best to leave it alone!  So I re-colored the eyes and nose of the "bagle" and covered in glossy accents.

Next up, the envelope!  I didn't want to do the whole scene so our "bagle" make an appearance on the envelope.  Because the envelope isn't marker cardstock it bled outside the lines a little but honestly very few people look THAT close, and just notice the overall image.

What it took -
- 8 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in

Cardstock - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80lb, Recollections 65 lb blue, 110 lb white;
Stamps - C.C. Designs SW1093 Brother, Clear Dollar Stamps Cocoa the Dog, High Hopes Stamps Fence, High Hopes Stamps Tree, Kitchen Sink Stamps Never a Loss 4 Words, Kitchen Sink Stamps Ready 4 Any Holiday;
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Cottage Ivy, Versamark;
Color - Copics;
Accessories - Clear Embossing Power, Copic Multiliner, Glossy Accents, Silhouette Cameo.


Lynn McAuley said...

I love these precious boys and their pup! This has to be one of the sweetest Father's Day card ever!

Judy Woodland said...

Such an adorable card - LOVE those sweet little boys and your fur baby. And popping up the greeting in that way is just the perfect final touch. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Joan B said...

wow this is great -- so full of details. beautiful