The Little Additions stamp set features this lovely squashy-looking chair which I thought was perfect for a fathers day card. My father is 86 now and has lost the feeling in his fingers and toes, so he can't walk far and can't do fiddly things with his hands and is most often found reading in his armchair. I do think of armchairs as being quite male as my husband is obsessed with 'his' armchair! I paper pieced the chair on my card using polka dot paper from the Patterns stack, and I made it for this week's CASual Fridays challenge where the ladies are calling for spotty cards, and for Make My Monday where a fathers day card is required.
I do love combining sentiments from various sets to make new, unique ones and it's easy with my stamp-a-majig positioner. The 'it's your day' on this one is from Happiest Birthday Wishes and the 'dad' is from For My Family which contains sentiment stamps for every member of the family and teacher too! This is a slightly different version of the card which was made for Technique Tuesday where Mynnette show-cased a fabulous velveteen technique. I thought it would make an excellent armchair cover! It's hard to see though - let's zoom in:
EDITED TO ADD: A weird thing has happened - I scheduled this post on Sunday morning and on Sunday evening I was having a browse online (something I rarely do) when I came upon a card on Mary Fish's blog that is almost identical to this one! Mary made hers first and I promise faithfully that I hadn't seen it before making mine - this is a completely inadvertent CASE and how bizarre that they are SO similar! Do go and check out Mary's wonderful blog where you'll find lots of tips and fabulous card designs.
Here's what you'll need to make today's card:
Stamps: Little Additions, Happiest Birthday Wishes, For My Family
Ink: Pacific Point, Basic Grey, Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Whisper White, Real Red
Other: Patterns designer paper, Heart to Heart punch, stamp-a-majig
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Do you remember me posting this card at the end of May? I'd made it for my husband's birthday in July and thought I was quite safe to post it considering that crafting isn't really his thing. It was only when he collared me, demanding to know what I meant by saying that he bored the children about historical issues, that I realised that he is in fact a secret reader of my blog! After I'd got over my astonishment, I spent an enjoyable few moments trying to convince him that half an hour lectures on political reform aren't really top of the children's list of favourite entertainments!
I'll be back tomorrow with something more feminine so do come and have a look if you have a minute.
Hope to see you then,