Monday, May 26, 2008

My Fathers Day card

Hello! Here is my Fathers Day card. I need to make one for my father in law yet, but I think my dad will appreciate this one. He likes details. And I added a LOT of details onto this card! The tree is from Lovely as a Tree by Stampin Up! It is STILL available! This set has been around a long time. I stamped the tree in Basic Brown. This is a waterproof ink. I was able to then watercolor right on top of the brown. I added some Stampin' Write Marker, Gable Green directly on the tree. Just in spots. Then I added some Wild Wasabi with my Aqua Painter and tried to blend in the greens. I then added bits of Always Artichoke for more depth. Finally I added some flowers. Hey, it is spring and everything is in bloom here!!! The trunk was water colored with Creamy Caramel and then highlighted with Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write marker. I added some fallen blossoms onto the ground directly under the tree and water colored a bit of Wild Wasabi too. I then colored the entire image with the Versa Mark Marker and clear embossed the tree. After that, I brayered some Soft Sky into the sky. A bit of Tempting Turquoise was sponged in too. For the grass, I sponged Gable Green and Wild Wasabi. A few flowers and stems were drawn in. I used Pink Passion for all the pink flowers, I also added some Lavender Lace dots for another flower. This 'treatment' was also used for the background I created. Brayering, Sponging and drawing in stems & flowers with the Stampin' Write Marker small tip. The 'happy father day' was created with the Everyday Flexible Phrases, 2004 by Stampin' Up! This is retired.
I matted the card with Close to Cocoa and Always Artichoke. No ribbon on this card since it is for my dad. No scallops. Just some 'tough' Hodgepodge hardware!!
PS: Potty training is going better today. Praise the Lord! Q finally even went on the potty with out my asking him if he has to go potty! Whew. By golly, I think he is gunna get it after all. Not TOOOO many more grey hairs on my head ;).... make that TWICE he has gone all on his own! He just did it again! Yah, he gets a treat for that!
happy stampin' all, and happy life!!


embellishartist said...

Beautiful card! It has so much depth!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

What a gorgeous card. You are amazing with the scenery/backgrounds on the last few posts. Love it! Lovely as a tree is one of my favorite sets of all time.

Glad to hear potty training is going better. Isn't it tough?! I am not looking forward to it with DS #2.

Your blog is fabulous - I read you every day. I have an award for you -

Deb said...

This is fabulous, love the way you colored the tree and the grass is awesome!! Perfect for father's Day!!