Father's Day Cards

I can't believe Father's Day is just around the corner already!  We celebrate it in September in Australia, so I have started to create my cards so I'm all ready for the big day.

I used this awesome image from Karen's Doodles and printed it out twice.  Then I coloured one image fully and just the burgers and top of the BBW on the other image.  Using 3D foam dots I joined the two for a neat 3D effect.  I also added some white flocking to dad's crown, some stickles to the BBQ so they sparkle and look like coals and some gloss to dad's eyes and teeth.  I used Copics to colour the image and a grey pencil to create the little smoke lines atop the BBQ.  Using lots of layered patterned paper I built my card up, and also added a strip of ribbon.  The green striped paper is actually Christmas paper (there's red trees all over the back) but it worked perfectly.  Here's a close-up to see the dimension on the card.  The second layer actually starts flat at dad's shoulder, and then pops out just like real arms.
My hubby loves the BBQ and usually plants himself of any that he finds - so this is perfect for him for Father's Day.  He does a great job with anything he cooks on the grill and in Summer it's our main cooking appliance.  I added lettuce, tomato and a piece of beetroot to the stack of burgers on the card.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - The sights, smells, sounds & tastes of summer
Crazy 4 Challenges - 3 Dimensional
Polkadoodles Challenge - Fun in the sun
Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog - Use lots of layers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes - Torn Paper

Chosen winner at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps


Cindy Gay said...

Lots of fun!

Chana said...

Sarah, this is a beautifully composed and constructed design. I am impressed with the seamless integration of the elements of the various challenges. The elements are so complementary and your finished project reflects your careful attention to detail and design integration. Thanks for leaving this on our front porch here at 613 Avenue Create...it was a delightful surprise!
Chana, Owner

Chana said...

Hi, Sarah!
Congratulations! You are featured on our Facebook page tomorrow (Aug 17th) as our Color Designer of the Day! facebook.com/avenue613
Please stop by our challenge blog as well, you were one of the winners playing our optional twist.

Your project is just outstanding. Beautiful composition, construction and use of color! Thanks for dropping this fabulous work off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Eve's Card Designs said...

What a great card and a perfect fit for the theme of 'Fun in the Sun' at Polkadoodles Challenge Blog. Great to have you joining in with us! Yvonne (DT)