Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pup Silhouettes

This is what I have made for my Dad's birthday.  These silhouettes are of our 2 family dogs.  Mackenzie on the left and Bain in the middle and on the right.  Mack is no longer with us.  I originally did a set of silhouettes just like the 2 on the left (the "head shots") for my sister's birthday.  They went over really well.  In fact, it made her cry.  Dad teared up as well.  My Mom saw his reaction and later made a special request that I make him a set for his birthdayI used the Fiskars Swivel Fingertip Detail Knife which did incredibly well on the curves and tight spots.  That was a good purchase.
Right to left: Mack, Bain, Bain again
I haven't decided if I want to go with the Bain in the middle or on the right.  I may just let Dad decide.  I need to pick up a side-by-side frame still.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Golf Ball-oons

Well, my Dad’s 59th birthday is today, so I thought this would be a perfect start to my blog.  This is the card that I have made for him.  I will post the gift I am working on for him tomorrow (probably).  My Dad is a no-frills kind of guy, but still displays his birthday cards on his mantel.
The balloons are embossed to resemble (however loosely) golf balls.  Dad’s an avid golfer.  He even makes his own clubs.  That being said, he’s not where I get my love of crafting.  That’d be from Momma.

 Please forgive me, photography is not my forte
Balloons de-bossed with Cuttlebug’s Swiss Dots folder.
Paper string by Tim Holtz Ideology
Fiskars Stamp
Recollections cardstock
Base card is an A7 David Tutera Celebrate

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