Thursday, June 18, 2015

You're the Best

Good afternoon, friends. Mindy with you today with another card suitable for Dad this Father's Day!
As I mentioned in a previous post, I struggle with making masculine cards for the men in my life. I try to minimize the flowers and the bling on them, but sometimes Dad enjoys flowers, too.

For this card, I knew I wanted to use the birdhouse image from Bird Haven PreCut stamp set from Heartfelt Creations. I colored the image with Distress Ink Markers from Tim Holtz so I could use a little water to blend the colors on the roses, leaves, and birdhouse. I set aside the image to dry, and started layering my background.

For the background, I used two sheets of paper from the French Kiss paper pad from Glitz Designs. Although this paper pad is no longer available from the Classy Cards 'n Such Online store, there are other Glitz Design pads available that will work just as well. I then added some decorative string and tied a knot to anchor it.

I then fussy cut around my image, leaving a small white border then mounted it on a piece of Kraft Colored Card Stock and fussy cut again, leaving another small border of the kraft colored card, before mounting it on the background with Joy! Foam Pads Large. To complete my card, I stamped a sentiment for Dad on a banner, and added a small squirrel from the Squirrel Set by Impression Obsession on top of the birdhouse.

Thank you for visiting with me today. Get busy and create a handmade card for your Dad this Father's Day, and don't forget to enter our weekly challenge on our blog.


  1. Hi Mindy:
    Again thanks so much for you sweet comment and visiting me all the time. Your Card is perfect in every way love the Birdhouse . great color choices
    God Bless
    PS wish you had a following list for me to become a follower. your always so kind, if ever an opening for a DT I would love to have the Honor.

  2. This is absolutely adorable, Mindy!! I love the birdhouse image and the squirrel!! Dads do enjoy flowers, too!! Awesome card my friend!! Have a great weekend :)

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