Sunday, June 19, 2011

You're Our Top Dog!

Hello!  Happy Father's Day to all!  Just like Mother's Day, I think Father's Day is a celebration for all, as it celebrates all men. My father died in 1996 but he is still missed and I think about him often.  Today, my card is made for my hubby.  You see, at Mother's Day, he gave me a card and signed it from him and "the girls", so I am doing the same!  "The girls" are Red, the Pomeranian, and CoCo, the Chihuahua!  I decided the new Inky Antics Honey Pop set called Baking Pup would be perfect for my card!  I mean after all, Gary is our top dog!  Too funny!  Let me show you my card and then I have some details, including a Tina tip for you!  Enjoy!

The inside sentiment is No Bones about it!  How fun is that, plus a Pop-up bone!  Do you see the two paws I added on the right side?  That is where I will sign for "the girls"!  I have a couple of comments about the front panel.  First, the sentiment actually was "You're my top dog", but I needed it to say "our" instead of "my", so I used a black marker to only color "you're" and then I used another sentiment from the same set that read " hope your birthday is pawsitively great" and colored the "our" in "your".  That way the fonts match and no one would be the wiser!  Also, a little about the dog on the front of my card ... usually, a chef's hat is white, but my hubby loves green.  He often cooks for me but he dosen't where a chef's hat, but if he did, I am sure, it would be green!  I also had to do some paper pieced layers for the dog.  You can see all the pieces in the pic below.
Which leads me to my Tina Tip ...
When doing any paper piecing, stamp your image out onto your paper, cut them out and color them.  And then, to adhere them, use this ...

By using one of these, you will have adhesive all over, even the smallest of pieces, with no effort!  I have shared this tip in my classes but I am not sure I have ever shared it here.  Try it! 

Paper - Bones by The Paper Company Paws & Claws line called Dog Bones, Green pattern for hat, glove and apron is from Die Cuts with a View Flower Shower Matstack, Lime/Blue pattern is October Afternoon Campfire line called Skipping Rocks, Cardstock White, Lime Green, Blue
Stamps - Inky Antics Baking Pup Honeypop set
Ink - Versafine Black, Prismacolor Pencils, Gamsol, Black Tombow marker
Tools - Honeycomb Pad Ivory, Classic Circle Nestibilities, Cuttlebug Seeing Spots embossing folder
Other - Ribbon by May Arts

In honor of my father, W.C., I want to leave you with a few pics of him.  Interesting fact:  My father's name was W.C. but it did not stand for anything nor did he have a middle name.  When he was in the service during WWII he often had to sign W only C only ... giving him the nickname Wonly Conly!  

Late '80's

My Dad & I 1960

1945 During WWII

As a boy -age?

That is it for me today. Tomorrow and the next day I will be working on my class kits for my class this week, but I hope to be back sometime this week with some new creations.
Happy Stamping!


Renee M said...

Hi, Tina!

Such a cute card and I think the photos of your dad are great--thanks for sharing them. Sounds like you are staying busy!

Anonymous said...

I like the green FD card in this post. Cute idea!

Your dad's name, "W. C.", reminds me of a friend who was named "L. J." and people would argue with him all the time, insisting that he was only telling them his initials when it really WAS his name.

Cathy G.

Vikki Jo said...

Adorable! I haven't seen this set yet!

Jovita said...

Adorable, IA doggie stamps are my favorite and your HoneyPOP card is fabulous. Great job on all the paper piecing. I'm sure your dad loved his card.

Thank you for playing along in the Inky Antics challenge :)

Marie said...

What a fun masculine card. The paper piecing is fantastic.

Bev Gerard said...

This is just so dog-gone FUN! Love the paper-piecing too!

~Bev / Tex

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