Sunday, June 19, 2011

For My Dad

For Father's Day I just had to CASE this card from the April countdown for Grunge Me and My Hero, My Dad.  To make the card a little less funky and a little more "my dad," I took a more outdoorsy, approach since my dad is obsessed with landscaping and his garden.  I absolutely love the blue background behind the silhouette image from Through the Trees.  It was one of those times where it was okay to be messy with the Copics and not worry about the streaks.  And it looks just like watercolours. 



For the inside, I used the same colour palette and combined a few of the sentiments from My Hero, My Dad to finish it off.  The plan was to have say it all in stamps, since I hate trying to come up with the right words to write. 



Overall, I am thrilled with the finished result and I know my dad will be too.  He's a tough guy, who rarely wears his heart on his sleeve, but we all know that he loves his girls.  And I LOVE the fact that he saves every card we give him.

I hope you all have a wonderful day with the men in your life. 

8 comments:

Leigh said...

Oh, this is fabulous! I love this die used as a window!

Keva said...

Wow..this is just gorgeous. Love the way the trees are framed so perfectly.

Ted said...

Absolutely wonderful, Suzanne!

Kathy said...

Wow! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!

Janelle said...

Love this Father's Day card, Suzanne! It's absolutely perfect. Bet your dad was really touched (in his tough-guy way, of course... :) ).

Jen Carter said...

This is really pretty! I love the windows you made and colors you chose!

Becky Carafa said...

This is wonderful, great man card! Grunge Me is now on my wishlist, along with a bunch of other stuff the dt used this countdown!

Diane Jaquay said...

I love this, it has such an artistic flair!!