Friday, June 15, 2007

Caardvarks "Mix It" Challenge- Father's Day

The latest challenge over at Caardvarks is "Mix It." The challenge is to use patterned papers from three different manufacturers on the front of your card. I decided to submit the card I made for my husband for his first Father's Day.

Our son was born in September of 2006--I can't believe he's nearly 9 months old already, and he's cutting 4 new teeth all at once today! He's getting so big and has learned to wave and clap and loves to play peekaboo on his own now with anything he can hide his face behind. It's so cute to see him learn something new everyday.

For the front of this card, I chose a photo from when our big 9 month old boy was just a little newborn peanut in his Daddy's arms.

I printed the photo on vellum and mounted it using 3M Artist's Mount spray to a piece of "Father and Son" themed patterned paper. There are five layers of mat alternating between brown and blue patterned and solid papers behind the vellum photo. The card base is white card stock. I punched holes in the top of the card and used a white ribbon to embellish the top like I often do on invitations.

Patterned papers used:

1. American Crafts (the goods series): 2-sided dark chocolate brown, blue, and white large polka dot pattern. Reverse side is solid blue.

2. Frances Meyer: Light blue with small white polka dots

3. Masterpiece Studios (Stemma series): Pale blue paper with brown "Father and Son" themed script pattern

Solid paper used:

1. Making Memories (Watercolor Collection): Solid Dark Periwinkle

Time to submit!

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