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Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Father's Day Card That Almost Wasn't

As my daughter played with the Photo Booth app on my iPad, I knew I was going to use one of the thermal images for her Father's Day card.  Did I print one then?  Of course not!  I had no idea that the storm Thursday would knock out our power and cable service and that when the power was restored Friday, that we would still not have cable.  This meant no internet which meant no printing off the iPad because using the internet to access our wireless printer is the only way I know how to print off the iPad.  Fortunately, the cable guy came today and Tim and our daughter spent the afternoon at the Diamond rooting the Richmond Flying Squirrels, their favorite father daughter bonding activity, which gave me a chance to get to work using the layout from Unscripted Sketches:

I swiped all the paper edges with Outdoor Denim, sponged over the embossing with Outdoor Denim dye ink and Pear pigment ink, and sponged the sentiment edges with Outdoor Denim to make it stand out.  The white panel, gears and heart which is coated with liquid glass are popped up with foam tape.  I got it finished with about an hour to spare.


As I mentioned in my last post, the theme this week over at Heart 2 Heart is Tool Time which can mean tools or people who use tools (like a father, perhaps) so I plan on entering this card in that challenge as well.  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time, Hansi

Materials used, all from Close to My Heart unless otherwise noted:
Paper:  Later Sk8r, White Colonial and Cranberry cardstock
Ink:  Outdoor Denim plus Pear pigment ink
Embellishments:  Pear Mini Medley (retired), Liquid Glass
Other:  Artiste Cricut cartridge, Clockworks embossing folder from Cuddlebug


  1. Wow, Hansi! This is fabulous. Sort of Andy Warhol meets CTMH. Love the colours and gears.

  2. What a fun way to feature her picture ... so very glad you joined us at Unscripted Sketches.

  3. I love this idea so unique and so glad that you got to print this out and we got to enjoy. I hate when power goes out living in the country we finally got a generator and it's saved me many times with our Wi-Fi. thanks for joining us this week at Unscripted Sketches. Hope to see you back for our next challenge.

  4. Such a cool photo and way to do the picture! Thanks for playing at US!

  5. That is so cool! I never thought to print out those silly photo sessions from the IPad! How clever to use that on a card, too. I'm sure he enjoyed it!