Before we start the OLW discussion, I just want to thank you for your fun comments on yesterday's post. I was howling at the "horny" misunderstanding and especially at Lu C's comment. OMGosh, the pear jokes never get old, do they? *giggle*
Okay, back to business!
This week's OLW challenge is to make a card for a special father in your life...your own, your children's, or a father figure who is special to you.
This card will go to my uncle Darius. He and my grandfather walked me down the aisle at my wedding. Darius taught me how to turn a cartwheel, do a penny drop on uneven parallel bars, and swim. He also grills a mean steak. He's been a godly, strong, stable, solid influence in my life, and he taught me how to climb trees, so Papertrey's tree from Father Knows Best seemed perfect for his card.
How-To Tips: This card is deceptively complex. First, I used the square frame from Papertrey's Framed, but altered it by expanding the opening for the sentiment using a ruler and post-it note. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. Then, I stamped the tree in Memento Bamboo and Rich Cocoa on PTI's natural cardstock. The tree looked, well, boring, so I used colored pencils (Prisma olive and sepia) and a clear blender pencil to add shading and interest. LOVE this easy technique for enlivening simple block images, and if you'd like, I'll do a tutorial on it.
1. A one-layer card is defined as a single piece of cardstock folded in half. No other layers allowed.
2. Make a Father's Day card (for a father or special father-figure in your life). Remember to keep embellishments to a minimum.
3. Upload your card somewhere online and link back to it using the InLinkz button on the sidebar of Simplicity.
4. The most important rule of all: HAVE FUN!!!!!
stamps: Papertrey Father Knows Best, Framed; Hero Arts sentiment
paper: PTI natural
accessories: post-it, ruler, prisma pencils, clear blender pencil