I made an easel card, my Dad just loves them (as do I, so that's a bit fortunate, lol) I used an image from the Stamp Fairy - this is Lenny Father's Day 2 available here - I just visited the site to grab the link and see that they're CLOSING DOWN, gasp, better go and get some of those super cute images before they're gone!. It wasn't until I had it all printed out and ready to go that I realised I used a Lenny image for Dad's birthday card back in May; oh well, it is a cute image and he DID really like his birthday card :-) oh, and I ran out of time (yup, again with the last minute card making scenario!)
The image comes with both teddies "au naturel" and it didn't feel quite right, so I paper pieced a dress for the little girl (just a free hand cut shape, I made sure it had sleeves and that made it look so much more like it belonged) I paper pieced the tie (which was already on the image) as well. Crafts 4 Eternity has a Digital challenge, Outlawz Friday Colouring Challenge and My Time to Craft have Teddy Bear challenges and Cutie Pie Challenge want us to use an image with two characters on, so I'm entering them; Hobbycutz and Corrosive Challenge want to see something for the boys so I'm entering there too. I cut and embossed the image panel with a Crafts Too Squares die
I coloured the image with Copics and some Prismacolor pencils. I used the sketch from Sketch and Stash this time around, I do like a nice sketch :-) The papers are Kaisercraft, they really are beautiful IRL, with loads of gold foil, the brown cardstock is from my stash. I'll be entering Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge as my card base is (all but) covered in DP.
The only embellishments on the card are the Kaisercraft Sparklets on the horizontal panel, they were clear - I coloured them to match the DP with one of my BG Copics, worked a dream, and they stayed nice and sparkly! Totally Gorjuss has a Bling Challenge, so I'm entering there.
I made the sentiment on the computer, Aud Sentiments wants to see a Sentiment Other Than Birthday, I'm in! Clear It Out, OSAAT, Crafty Girls Challenge, Catch The Bug, Art by Miran and Papertake Weekly all have Anything Goes challenges running so I'm entering them too.
That's it for my Dad's card. I hope he had a lovely day - we had the family all over for BBQ breakfast, my sister is up from the bush so with her and the twins it got pretty noisy, lol. Happy Father's Day to everyone celebrating today :-) I'll be back in a few days with my hubby's card (or one from my draft folder, gotta get into that soon!) Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna