Jul 2, 2014

Let's "Shell-ebrate" grandpa!

Good morning!

Today I have a card to share with you that I made for my dad for Father's Day this year.  He loves fishing and just got back from his annual fishing trip up north, so I thought it would be fun to make his card this year using Lawn Fawn's Critters in the Sea stamp set.

He has 7 grandchildren, so I made sure to add seven sea creatures on his card - luckily there were plenty of animals to choose from in this fun stamp set!  I paper pieced each animal on some patterned paper scraps from My Mind's Eye and did some Copic coloring on them for shading.  Lots of very fussy cutting but it was worth it!

It may be a bit hard to tell, but I layered a vellum embossed circle over the scallop circle die cut to soften it a bit.  I thought the zig zags reminded me of waves a bit.  I didn't like how the scallops got a bit lost with all the images layered over it, so I free hand drew a few dashes and lines around the entire die cut.  

The sentiment is from Paper Smooches' Party Posse stamp set.  I spelled out 'Grandpa' using Paper Smooches Mini Monograms alphabet stamp set.

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Card Details
Stamps: PaperSmooches: Party Posse & Mini Mongrams; Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea
Ink: PTI white; Versafine black
Card stock: Craft Card base from Michaels; Patterned paper from My Mind's Eye scraps; PTI solid; Vellum
Other: SU Scallop circle Sizzix die; SU and Leisure Arts texture embossing folders; Copics; Corner rounder; Fine tipped black sharpie


kiwimeskreations said...

What a fun and beautifully made card Jessica - lots going on there!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this looks fabulous! I love those paper-pieced sea creatures!

Beckie Williams said...

great job. I love your sea animals!


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