Saturday, June 10, 2017

Coolest Dad Ever!

     I think this "cool cat" from Eureka Stamps is the funniest thing ever!  I decided it was perfect for another Father's Day card.  My own dad having been gone for many years, I now make them for family members who are dads.  :-D  This one will go to my #1 grandson.


     Because it's going to be mailed, I kept it as simple as I could.  I colored the image with my ProMarkers, added white gel ink as reflection on the sunglasses, and fussy cut it by hand.  That was time consuming and detailed but it's a technique I love to do every now and then.  I matted it with an embossed frame ("Linen" folder) of white CS which had been die cut it with a stitched die.

     Both the multi-colored frame (cut with a die from a CUTplorations set) and the background paper are from a Recollections stack.  I added sparkly twine, tied into a knot and with the ends feathered, as a salute to embellishment.

     Challenges:
Addicted to Stamps & More
Fab 'n' Funky
Great Impressions
Inspiration Destination
Mod Squad
Outlawz CAS
Scrapy Land
Simon Says Stamp
Simon Says Monday
STAMPlorations

     I hope you have wonderful plans for your weekend even if you are mostly staying home.  Find time for enjoyment and reflection.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

11 comments:

  1. This brought a smile to my face I love it xx

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  2. Super cute Father's Day card. I love this awesome cat with the snazzy sunglasses! Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at The Mod Squad!!

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  3. Another fabulous and fun card, love the image and the dies you used.
    Faith
    x

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  4. Such a cool card and that image is absolutely adorable, it's really lovely! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

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  5. That cat is just soo cool and the reflection on the sunglasses is fantastic..!! Thank you for joining us at fab'n Funky.
    Alison x

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  6. Adorable card! Such a sweet image! Too cute!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  7. Yes, that is one cool cat and guaranteed your grandson will love it, as do I! So glad you shared your creativity in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery!
    ~carol

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  8. I can see where you got your inspiration, Connie. I mean besides the one at Addicted to Stamps and More. I love the 'cat'itude and the cool factor of the image and I'm glad you shared him with us.

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  9. Hey there, Connie. Love this cool cat. It would look great on a card with the Dog with Sunglasses stamp I have. Another item for my shopping wish list. I'm happy to put my DT hat on and thank you for playing in the June Challenge at Great Impressions Stamps. Good luck, my friend. Debi

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  10. Awesome card Connie! Love that cool cat!! :D
    Thank you for joining our Final Challenge over at Great Impressions.
    Ruza
    Ruza's Craft Corner

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