Friday, May 15, 2020

Father's Day Cat

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne today and I have a Father's Day card for you using some of the dies from the new Gardening release.  I can't believe it's already mid May!  Father's Day will be here before you know it, so I thought I would start now.  Actually, any masculine themed card is something I always need and this could easily be a birthday card just by changing the sentiment!
I used various colors of cardstock to die cut the cat from the Garden Cat w/ Wagon die and the Lawnmower using the Lawnmower die.  I inked the edges with similar or matching ink to give the pieces some depth and shading.
I glued most of the pieces together but not all.  Some needed to be placed when I glued them to the card.

I wanted a lawn scene for the front so I stenciled the grass on a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch white panel.  Then I stenciled clouds using a cloud stencil.  The grass stencil I used has a positive and negative edge, so after stenciling the grass, I used the other side to cover up the grass while I stenciled the sky.

I cut a panel from wood-look paper 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches and then used the largest of the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut down my stenciled panel.
After centering the stenciled panel, I laid out my cat and lawnmower.
I started with the cat on the left and then placed the lawnmower handle and grass bag.  You'll notice my sentiment in white - I also have the cat and lawnmower in white.  I often cut everything out of thin white cardstock and assemble (usually with only the essential shapes no details) so that I can play with the layout of my card.  I store these with the die so that the next time I want to use the image on a card I have it to "play with" again!
I settled on a grass green for the sentiment and mounted the panel to an A2 matching green card base.

Dies used:

I hope you are inspired to create your own special card for Father's Day!  The new release has  wonderful dies for any man or woman who loves their yard!

Thanks for joining us today and have a wonderful weekend!


Sukie said...

This is so super cute! I love how you transformed it into a Father's Day card!

Pam MacKay said...

Love the combination of dies very clever!

Janja said...

That's so beautiful!