Tuesday, June 1, 2010

My Old Man

Here is a Father's Day card I made for my FIL. When they are together my husband always teases his dad and calls him Old Man so I thought the sentiment was perfect for a card for him. My In-Laws have a small farm in Idaho so I decided to make the farmer from Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.

The card base is 4 1/4" X 5 1/2", the dark brown mat and the patterned paper were cut 1/8" smaller than the layer it sits on. The patterned paper is from a DCWV Summer Dreams paper stack that I picked up Joann's today. The farmer and all his accessories were cut at 3 1/2". The hoe is actually one of the accessories for the gardener but I liked it better for this card. The sentiment is a Studio G dollar stamp that I picked up at Craft Warehouse. I used a Peachy Keen stamp for his face and used some pale pink to give his cheeks a little rosy tint. I used my white gel pen to color in his eyes and highlight the stitching on his pants and shirt and the crease areas of his hat. I again took some chalk to tone down the white gel pen on his hat and shirt. I used a silver gel pen for his buttons on his overalls. I also did some faux stitching along the edges of the card and put some small buttons in the lower corners. Thanks for looking.

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