Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day Cards

I always struggle with male cards. And Father's Day was no exception. I believe it was Wednesday night that I was sitting in my craft room trying to come up with SOMETHING. Now keep in mind they have to be MAILED.....ACROSS THE COUNTRY! DOH! Thankfully I have T-Shirts (snoopy ones of course) for my Dad and Grandpa Stephenson that fit perfectly in the Priority Flat Rate Envelope. It was a late night that Wednesday, but I did finish them.

First Dad's Card. Originally I aws going to make all three the same - you'll read below why dad's is different. I have tons of Snoopy Stamps - DUH! and find I hardly use them. So while surfing on SCS I found a card similar to this one that inspired me. Dad loves cars so thought he'd get a chuckle out of this card.
I colored the stamp using my Stampin Up Blender Pen and the Watercolor Wonder Crayons. This was the first time I'd done this technique and I LOVED IT!

Technically I started on these cards first. AMKScrap from the message board had the cut files for these on her blog. I thought they'd make cool Father's Day cards being that both my dad and grandfathers are car fanatics. Look closely....see all those little areas in the wheels where the green shows through? And all the other tiny areas of green within the car? Yeah well - those had to be punched out by hand, some cut with the exacto knife because my cricut didn't quite get them cut all the way through. The first one wasn't too bad. The next one a bit worse, and the third one....that's why dad got a Snoopy card! LOL
Labor of Love! :)

I believe the striped paper is just something I pulled out of my stash. The Green is Kiwi Kiss and then SU Black for the car and a couple of brads.
Thanks for stoppin' by!

1 comment:

all4sydney said...

Great cards Tammy!!