Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Father's Day card

Hello! I have been going through my blog feed this morning and it is especially long today!  I guess everyone has had some good crafty time recently! Maybe that was your treat for Mother's Day?  Anyhow, I have a Father's Day card to share today, trying to make sure I have them ready well ahead of time.

I masked the squirrel so he could be sitting right at home on the comfy chair.  He is relaxing for Father's Day.  I colored this with alcohol markers and cut out.  

I used an odd patterned paper for the background and then used snippets from the same pack to make a pleasing arrangement.  I had to add some brads to this card.  These ones I have from old Gina K kits remind me of the tacks sometimes used in furniture.

Supplies: Hero Arts Welcome Home and Clear Design June stamp sets, Memento black ink, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, Versafine Sepia ink, My Mind's Eye Handsome 6x6 Paper Pad, Gina K brads

I would love to participate in the following challenges:
Pixie's Snippets Playground 281-282
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge - May
SimonSaysStamp Monday Challenge - Home Sweet Home
ModSquad Challenge Blog - Let's Color

Thanks so much for coming by today!  Have a great day!


  1. He does look right at home in the scene that you have created. Thanks for joking us at The Mod Squad this week. Good luck and hope to see you again.
    Barbara DT member

  2. Well now he looks perfectly comfortable all decked out on his chair, the colours and your colouring are superb, great card :)

  3. Oh that squirrel is so cute!!! Great card!

  4. Great masking there, but if a squirrel was sitting on my chair, I'd freak! LOL Fun card, great for dad :)

  5. Fantastic masking to sit him in the chair - so cute and original.

  6. Great male card. I love the pp and the masked squirrel. Love it!

  7. Oh, Heidi, Mr. Squirrel looks quite comfy indeed, and what a great layout! I agree that the brads so remind me of what is used on some furniture, especially leather chairs. I love it, sweet friend, and your cards are always so beautifully made! Hugs! xoxo

  8. Hi Heidi, a great Fathers Day card, love the little squirrel sitting reading the paper, so cute. Love that you used a newspaper print on the card too. Have a wonderful week... Megan

  9. Adorable Heidi! Great colouring, masking and design! Perfect for a masculine card too! Have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  10. So sweet Heidi! Lovely design and your colouring is fabulous. Clever to use the newsprint as well!


    Di xx

  11. Oh my goodness, I love it, he looks right at home there on the chair, great masking. The brads were a great choice with it too, terrific combo of papers!

  12. Cute masculine card. Love the colors and the image. Thank you for joining Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  13. Adorable FD card Heidi. love that squirrel reading the paper.


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