Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Father's Day with Mimosa

Bildmarlarna Blog is having a Father's Day challenge. This was a hard one for me, do you need to use a boy image to make a father's day card? I only have a daughter, so her father is going to be getting a card from a girl, so I went with a girl image. I used the adorable stamp Mimosa Hello. She looks so sweet smelling the flower with the little butterfly on it.

I have colored Mimosa to resemble my own daughter who recently got pink highlights in her blond hair, so I gave some to Mimosa as well. It was a challenge to not make the card too girly. I had one done and I was adding some turquoise lace to it and I thought, this is way too girly, no way it can pass for a father's day card. So, I started over. I picked more masculine looking paper and colored Mimosa's outfit to match. I then cut this adorable Mimosa out with a labels 4 nestabilitie. The Happy Father's Day sentiment is a stamp from the Scent With Love stamp set Label Accents. I added a large grey scalloped border and brad I made with my chatterbox easy brad maker. Now of course those brads are brass, so I had to airbrush it to turn it a deep grey to blend in better with the card. The card looks so bare without ribbon and bows and flowers, but I guess that's what it takes to make a masculine card.


Karen's Fun Blog said...

Great card Mindy!!

Stephanie said...

This is adorable Mindy, just love our work!!