Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Dad's Day!

Happy Father's Day (or in the case of this card, Happy Dad's Day) to my dad and to my hubby.. and to all the Dad's out there! I hope you all have a fabulous day! I just love this Proverb - “Any man can be a father, but it takes a special person to be a dad”. A few days ago I showed you the card that I made for my dad. Today I'm showing you the card that I made Sabrina to give to her daddy.

I decided to play along in a couple of challenges as well. The first is Verve's Ready Set Stamp Challenge to use the set, Seeing Stars. Before I got started, I looked around for some sketch inspiration and decided to use FTL95 from the Clean & Simple blog. I had to laugh, though, because my card really isn't all that clean and simple!

There are 3 different sizes of stars in the set and a couple of fun patterns, but I decided to use the plain open stars. I started by randomly stamping them, then I paper-pieced them with some fun My Mind's Eye So Sophie coordinating paper. It took a little bit of time, but I love the fun background paper. The sentiment is from the Dad's Day set.

I added a little punched star border and for my focal embellishment, I used one of the stars from the set and thought it would be fun to layer something on top of it. So, I took a break from making my card and searched in my stash. I didn't find anything that I liked, so I looked online for a crochet star pattern and found this one (I used the one posted by Cricketnc in the Feedback section). It took just a few minutes to make the star, then I topped it with a button.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Seeing Stars, Dad's Day (Verve)
Paper: True Black, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink), So Sophie "Brothers & Sisters" Petite Blue Floral, "Never Enough" Daring Dot (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Stars border punch (Martha Stewart), Buttons (Papertrey Ink), Twine (May Arts), Handmade crochet star using crochet cotton (DMC), Ric Rac twill ribbon, Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.