Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Happy Birthday, Dad

First off, I want to wish a very special birthday to my Dad!
He's one of the best men on the planet, and I'm so proud to be his daughter.

Here's the card I made for him.

I was wracking my brain for an image, since I don't have any particularly masculine stamps. I started searching the internet for appropriate digi stamps, and on a whim thought I'd check out printable coloring pages, since they're free. I found this one, and thought it was perfect.

I printed it out on GP cardstock and colored it in with Copic markers. It took a lot of colors and a lot of work to get it to look right. I'm still not completely happy with it -- it's a lot harder to color water and rocks than I thought!

To assemble my card, I folded some gray Bazzill cardstock into a standard sized card, then added a scrap of blue paper from Basic Grey's Marrakech collection. I mounted my image on another piece of matching cardstock and popped it up with dimensional adhesive.

I wrapped a bit of embroidery thread around the card three times and tied it into a little bow. Then I stamped my sentiment from Hampton Arts, trimming the edges into a banner shape. I added a scrap of gray cardstock behind that and trimmed it to echo the banner. I attached that directly to the card.

And that's it!
Parent/Teacher conferences tonight, so I gotta run!
Hope you're all doing well!


  1. What an inspiring card, love that image--and a free colouring page at that! The use of the embroidery thread was a good idea.

  2. You did an amazing job on the water and rocks! The water looks very life like, your dad is going to love this card, it is beautiful. Enjoy the conferences.

  3. like that - that's really lovely.

    You can get some goot tips for co,ouring water from Suzanne Dean site or you tube.

    Super card

  4. This is such a beautiful card! Very stunning! I just LOVE how you colored the scene. I'm sure your dad loved it!

  5. It turned out really nice! Please tell Uncle Clay I said Happy Birthday!

  6. Although I can't seem to wrap my head around digistamping, I'm very impressed with your lighthouse card. Way to go!

  7. It is beautiful. Thanks for the idea of coloring pages...I would never have thought of it. Take Care

  8. Lighthouses always amaze me. They are the picture of beauty and simplicity. Great job.


Thank you so much for taking a few moments to brighten my day!


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