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Friday, May 7, 2010

Father's Day card before Mother's Day?

Hero Arts monthly challenge for this month is Dads, Grads and Birthdays.   I just bought this really fun paper from Creative Imaginations called Real Wood Collection for the express purpose of making a birthday card (his birthday is in May)  and a Father's Day card for my DH.  He is the best fix it man around! 

So here is his Father's Day card... After I started working on it and it started to take shape I realized it was similar to my MIL card but all I can say in my defense is the kids are going to love giving it to their dad and I think it is really fun!

I started with the wood panel and stamped the tools stamp from Hero Arts Father Day set across the front and colored in the images using my trusty watercolor pencils. I added a few highlights using my white gel pen.

I added a sentiment and another row of tools. I then embossed the background on grey cardstock.  I decided I needed some hardware on my card front. I had this cute handle sent to me as a RAK and thought how fun if I made a little drawer. Then I was thinking why not make some large tools to include in the drawer?

So then I set about photocopying and re-sizing (around 350%) until I had a size that would stand up in my tool drawer. After I had the size I wanted, I used it as a template and traced it on the different colored cardstock and cut them out. They are sponged around the edges to give them depth. The red is also embossed to give it texture.  


Each tool has a stamped message on the reverse side with room for them to write their own message to dad. The biggest issue is that everyone already wants the saw. :)

I shared the last picture so you could see I made accordian sides on my card to allow room for other goodies to be stuffed in the drawer.

I forgot to mention that we had a book for the kids that was a 3D tool box and had little books in the shapes of the tools and this reminds me of it and I bet it will remind him as well, since we both spent a few hours reading those books with all our childern. :)

Tomorrow is Tanya's big celebration so there won't be any stamping for me. I actually was happy I had time to play at all today.  Have a lovely Saturday and a lovely Mother's day. (Although I have plans to stamp and hope to be sharing something then!)

Suzz

27 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this! Those tools are just awesome!

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  2. Had to visit your blog after staring at your Flickr photostream for 10 minutes! This is too dang awesome and it must be published!

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  3. You are so clever Suzz... Love what you designed and how you resized your tools.... Perfect.

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  4. What a fab card Sue - so masculine! Love the colors and the design is outstanding - wow girl!

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  5. Amazing card wowwwwwwwww i love it great job =P

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  6. Best father's day card I have ever seen!!!!

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  7. Wow Suzanne, this is gorgeous!!! How creative!! FAB! x

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  8. Wow Sue that is so wonderfully creative- you must tell us what your DH says when he receives it!

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  9. Wow this is amazing, love all your fun tools.

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  10. fab idea Suzz and beautifully executed!

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  11. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! My jaw dropped when I saw this! You rock!

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  12. What a very cool card for a dad. Love the tools

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  13. Wow, the tools look amazing! What a fab father's day card!

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  14. This is totally amazing, Sue!! WOW... LOVE it!!

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  15. Oh. My. Gosh. You never cease to amaze me! This is incredible!

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  16. This is so clever! What a fun creation! It looks so real! :)

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  17. What a brilliant idea Suzz! Your children are going to love giving this and your Hubby is going to love receiving it even more.

    Sorry it's a bit late as I've been away this weekend but please tell Tanya I hope she has really enjoyed her special day.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  18. How creative can one person be! Love the tools - love the card. These are SO fantastic. Now I have to think up something for my son for father's day. Love your projects.

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  19. wow! this is absolutely amazing, Sue! what fun and creative idea for a father's day card! i love love love the tools!! super project!!

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  20. Oh how fun Suzz! What a fun card for your hubby!!!

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  21. All I have to say is "WOW"!
    Those tools look fantastic!!! They are absolutely brilliant!!!

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  22. This is fabulous, Suzz! What a wonderful memory of the books you read to your kids.. makes this even more special for your hubby!!

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  23. Such a wonderful creation for Father's Day! I'm sure hubby will love it! Very clever and so realistic!

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  24. This is a really fun project Sue! Looks like it took forever to make, so brilliant in design, well done, you are so patient!

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  25. Talk about super clever---these tools and the card are WAY TOOOOO COOL! I love it--this is super fun and a great card/gift to give to a dad! I wish I had thought of this--love it! Great job, Suzanne! As always:)

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  26. These are awesome - thanks for sharing you great idea.

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  27. This is the most amazing and clever card Sue!! I love it!

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