Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Another layout and Father's Day card



Here is a layout I did a few weeks ago, and the card I made for Father's Day to send to my dad.  I love turning my photos into black and white pictures.  I can use pretty paper and embellishments, but the photo still remains the focal piece.  Last year I bought the entire Dutch Girl line {by Cosmo Cricket}.  Do you see the words "There is only one pretty child in the world and every mother has it"  it actually was part of the paper but I cut it up to run along the photo as a border, but don't you just love that saying!  The flowers of course are from Prima, and the gross grain ribbon running along the side is SU.
I am trying really hard to raise amazing children, so the sentiment "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail." was absolutely perfect {sentiment is from Unity Stamps}.  I want my children to dream big and to leave a trail.
On to the card before I get too mushy here.  This image is also from Unity Stamp Co.  This is a true one layered card!  Just the cardstock and that is it.  I stamped the tree, and then colored it in with Copic markers, I did a lot of blending, I normally wouldn't spend this much time on a card unless its for someone special, like my Dad.  
I paper pierced the two edges, and faux stitched it.  I still didn't think the card looked right, so I took my score-pal and made two score lines to border the stitching and the image.  Waalaa perfection >"<
Do you want to hear something sweet?  My Dad keeps every card that I send him, even the envelope, how cute is that!!

7 comments:

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Wow, I love the flowers you used on that layout! Very cool! I love both sayings you used. I'm going to have to look at those Unity Stamps. I love cool sentiments to use on scrapbooking pages. Awesome job on the layout AND the card!

JOAN said...

La tisha, you did an awesome job in both the LO and the card. I love that paper collection. I used it for a LO of one of the ladies nights my friends and I have every other month. About the crad, I love everything about it. And your coloring is perfect!!! I guess soon I will have to buy those copics ;)

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Flossie's Follies said...

These are both great, love the layout and how you did the words on the side of the photo, and your card is great, they way you colored the tree, never would have thought of thatk it is great.

Chris said...

love them both...you have been putting out some awesome pages here lately!! must be that clean CA air...LOL

Alexandra said...

Beautiful - both are just gorgeous!!! I love the flowers on the layout and the stitching on your card is fab (ya know I love stitching!) Teehee, I must be rubbing off on you! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

My Paper World said...

The photos look great in black and white! and I love the cute card too! xx

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