Saturday, June 19, 2010

Father's Day Tree

Every time Father's Day comes around I always say to myself that I need to get more masculine stamps but then I never buy them. I always reach for my Lovely as a Tree set when I need a masculine card. It works perfect and I'm always happy with the result. I just hope the never retire it. I don't know what I'd do :)

I made this card for Dan for Father's Day tomorrow. I don't think we have anything planned, Dan said he'd like to take Logan to the zoo. I'd like to go but I don't think my body can handle that much walking...yet. Walking, after 4 months of having to be stuck in bed not able to do anything, has been my biggest challenge. I would love to walk around but the zoo is pretty big and I don't think my muscles (or tummy) can handle it just yet. A friend of mine told me that she read somewhere that a pregnant women's body works harder to make a baby than the body of someone climbing a mountain. I don't know if that's true but it sounds good, and could explain why I'm so tired all the time. So with Dan and Logan at the zoo I think I'll have the day to myself, hmmm is that how Father's Day is supposed to work? I hope Dan enjoys his Father's Day card.

To get the water colored look on the tree, I used SU's watercolor paper, sprayed it with a water bottle then stamped my image onto the wet paper. My paper might have been a little wetter than it should have been which is why the marker ran so much in certain spots. I thought about doing it again but the more I looked at it the more I like the artistic look to it. I also added a piece of Pear Pizazz on the left side of the card. To give it the dimension that it has I used my Old Olive ink pad and applied ink to the embossing folder before putting my paper in it. I really love the look it gives, randomly textured. Very nice! The layout of this card came from Heather Summer's Sunday Sketch. I really love it and glad it will at least be staying in the house.

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Lovely as a Tree
Cardstock: Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive pads. Markers: Old Olive, Pear Pizazz, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Linen Thread, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, spray bottle
I have 2 more Father's Day cards to show you in the next couple of days so check back soon!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!


Anonymous said...

Love the card. Maybe you can get a wheelchair at the zoo, that way you can go too. I know you can rent them at Disneyland and other places.

Anonymous said...

It's such an elegant card - i love it, simple and stunning!