Friday, May 28, 2010

Top Dog ~ Father's Day Card

(Warning:  If you are my husband, stop reading this post NOW.  You can come back after June 20.)

I rediscovered this great paper with ties in a stack I purchased a few years back.  As soon as I found it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.  This card came out just as I wanted. 

The dog is cut from Everyday Paper Dolls and the top hat from Paper Doll Dress Up.  I used Opposites Attract for the letters.  I made the frame using George and Basic Shapes.  The silhouette rectangle was a bit wider than I wanted so I simply inserted one rectangle inside another using Design Studio and adjusted them until I was content with the width.  I cut the images for this card twice.  I inked everything and used a Cuttlebug embossing folder around the frame.  I had hidden the contours of the dog's eyes before cutting, and then used two black gems to create eyes for the top layer.  I used a marker to draw around the partial cuts in the dog, and used the same colour to fill in his nose.  I used a border punch on the polka-dot paper.  The tie paper and polka-dot paper are flush against the card, but everything else was attached with PopDots.  Those letters were tricky, but I'm glad I popped them!

I made this card for my husband.  I don't have a father myself, but always make Father's Day cards for my children to give my husband.  I like to make him a card from me as well.  He's a Super Dad and I love to let him know that!

I'm submitting this card for the challenge at My Pink Stamper.  One lucky crafter will be chosen to win an Expression!

15 comments:

khd said...

This card is adorable!! Great job!

DoubleClick Connections said...

That is so cute! You put so much work into this card and it shows! It is amazing!

DonnaMundinger said...

This is soooo adorable Kate! Love the paper and that is my fave doggie EVER. Love him in his hat and tie. That reminds me. Gotta work on goliath and Jezzie's card to Daddy. xxD

Sharon said...

This is an absolutely adorable card!
Great work!
Sharon

Scrapkat said...

What a great idea. I would never have thought to put a tie on a dog. I'm not great at thinking outside the box, so thanks for the great inspiration.

LBCrafts said...

Sooo cute. I agree the paper is really cute with the ties!

Stampingcaz said...

Thank you for spotting the mistake on my Teacher tickets. It has been changed.

Caz

DtsArt said...

LOVE the tie on the dog

Val said...

Kate!!! This card is AWESOME, the tie on your dog is precious. Good luck with the challenge :)

BrendaB said...

What a cute card! I just love that little dog with the top hat & tie!

Raven Baca said...

Oh wow this is so cute! I love everything about it.
Hugs,
Raven

Crayola58 said...

I want to tell you, this card is just fantastically the cutest thing evahhhh,.
I love it....
Thanks for stopping by my blog to leave a sweet comment.
Carole

DoubleClick Connections said...

Kate~ I just sent you an email!

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

WOW Kate!!! this card is ADORABLE!!! I love the tie paper and the details you put into the die's. You can really make it come alive, you have a talent girl. I cannot get over how cute this is with the little tie on the dog! Your husband is going to LOVE IT!!!

Ladybug Designs said...

OMG that is soooo cute