It's fathers day in the UK today - my eldest son had made his dad a card at school, but I wanted to do one from them both for my HB too...
This is what I came up with
I love how this turned out!! (and HB and the kids liked it too, which was a bonus :-) )
The images are from the Jungle Pals set by Woodware and I have stamped another pair of the monkeys paws and 3D'd them. I've added glossy accents to some areas on the leaves, monkey's nose and on the bananas. I kicked myself after this was all done and sealed in the envelope as I wrote "from" and "your" to complete the sentiment I wanted and for not thinking to use my white rub on alphabet! Duh!!
I've attached the bananas to the back of the green card only, and the leaves to the front so they wobble about a bit! The green card and the brown triangles are on foam pads, and the main image is on yet more foam pads to give a bit of lift. I think this is a perfect image for Fathers Day from my boys as they are both being a bit of a handful, although for different reasons, at the moment
Supplies: White and Green Cardstock; Brown Buttons from Stash: Stamps - Woodware Jungle Pals (the "Cheeky Monkey!" is from this set too), "Love to you" from Janes Script sentiment set also by Woodware; Papers - Little Boy Blue"That's My Boy" Daring Dots and "Little Man" Zig Zag and Growing Up all from My Minds Eye, Quite Contrary range; Inks - Tuxedo Black Momento and Timber Brown Stazon; Copics; White pen
That one was actually card number 6 yesterday - I think I must have got warmed up by then as it really flowed, no sketch (not even by me), no nothing, just went for it!! I quite surprised myself LOL!
So cards 4 and 5?? Well Fathers Day cards for my Dad and FIL. As ever with these things they are both pretty similar and both use Bo Bunny's Anna Sophia "Worn Dots" and "Shabby Plaid" papers and stamps from the Bubbly set of Stamps by Penny Black. I kept them quite plain - I think I'd lost the will to live at this point and my little one was driving me insane... mojo returned just in time for HB's card!
First up, my Dad who likes cats:
I'm gonna be honest and say that I found this image tricky to colour, maybe because I was trying to get it to look too much like my parents cat! I used the blender pen quite a bit and it came together eventually! A touch of white pen on the ballons followed then I cut round part of the ballons laid them over the top of the Nestability die while I cut the rest of the image out. I've been wanting to try this for a while - I haven't explained it very well, but this tutorial out of the frame tutorial by Rach is really helpful :-), I then used Faded Jeans distress ink to make it look like he was up high.
Next, FIL - he prefers dogs to cats
All in all quite a successful weekends work - just umpteen birthday and anniversary cards to make now!