Thursday, March 5, 2009
Hoppy Birthday Dad
Good Thursday Morning Peeps!
Last fall I saw this cute frog card made by Heather on her blog Stamp with Heather and made a mental note to try it someday.
Well that frog has been calling to me lately, actually there is a reason, My Dad loved frogs and collected all kinds of them, ceramic, glass, stuffed, big, small, whatever, if if was a frog he liked it. He had a huge collection. He passed away a few years ago, in 2000, but his birthday is coming up, it would have been March 8th, so I decided to make this card in his honor.
When I sit down to make it I had no idea about the card, I just made the cute little frog first. He is made with punches, the head is the wide oval punch, eyes are made up of the 3/4 inch, 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch circle punches. The belly is made of the 1-3/8 inch and 1-1/4 inch circle punches. His legs are the small oval punch and his feet are made from the Three Flower Punch. Super simple and ohhhhhhh so cute. I followed Heathers directions to make the waves using the slit punch. I made two sets to put on my card. I then cut a piece of baja cardstock to use as my base it is a 4-14 inch square.
As I was digging through my stash of DS paper looking for something that would look well with my frog, I had a light bulb moment, I could make some cattails for the BG with the grass from the "inspired by Nature" set. That would be really cute for my pond scene I was trying to create for my little Froggy!
I cut a piece of whisper white card stock 4 x 4 and stamped the grass with old olive ink. I then found a scrap of chocolate chip cardstock and punched out a few cattail heads with my slot punch and glued them onto the grass.
I added my first layer of the pond waves onto the white. Then I made the lily pad my frog is sitting on with a small nestie and cut a slit type opening and sit my frog onto the pad. I put a couple of dimensionals behind his head. I then layered the second set of pond waves over the top with some more dimensionals.
I don't have any frog type sentiments so I just printed the "Hoppy Brthday" out with my printer and punched it out with the word window punch and glued it down.
So there you have a "Hoppy Birthday" Froggy card. I think he is really cute. I know my Dad would have loved him!
Happy Birthday DAD, Love you and miss you!
So that's all for today, I can't type anymore because the tears are welling up, thanks so much for stopping by today, HAPPY STAMPING!!!