I mixed and matched a few different brands for this card. I love how everything plays so well together! I started with the Hero Arts Luggage Tag Alphabet Set to stamp out the word"dad". This is a great alphabet set because the size of the letters are perfect for card front sizes. Not too big, not too small.
I used two different inks for a gradient effect. Memento Tuxedo Black and Memento London Fog Inks. I cut those letters out and set them aside.
I chose three images from the MFT Bitty Bears set that I thought my dad would appreciate. The bear holding the heart, the fish and the little leaf. And nothing could be more perfect than to use the Mini Picture Frames Dies from Lawn Fawn. This is one of the sweetest set of dies!!
I coloured the bears with Copic markers and used the co-ordinating dies to cut them out. The frames cut two different sections, the inner shape and the scalloped frame portion. I used Tumbled Glass and Crushed Olive Distress Inks to add a bit of colour to the inner portions.
I played around with the layout a little bit before deciding that I needed one more of the frames to "hold" the sentiment.
I did't want to add another layer to the front of this card but I felt it needed just a little extra something. I will often add a hand drawn border around the card front to eliminate the extra layer and to add some interest. I used the Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen for this.
Now, all I had to do was put everything together!! I used Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive for almost everything on the card except the "dad". I cut up tiny pieces of foam adhesive squares to give a bit of a lift!!
And even though this card is for my dad, I couldn't resist adding a bit of Wink of Stella and Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the heart, the leaf and the fish!
I couldn't resist and added a few matte enamel dots as well!!
I hope you got a kick out of today's card because I sure did making it! I hope everyone has a great day tomorrow, celebrating your Dad!!
Until next time...stay crafty!!
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