Today I'm sharing my Father's Day card. My dad is something special... he is a true giver. Those who give so generously, without ever considering it a 'sacrifice' of time or resources, have the most gorgeous hearts. That is my father in a sparkly nutshell. I hope his bird-loving self enjoys the little scene I created. (And I hope you do, too!) :o)
The shadow of the branch is trimmed in golden Stickles to signify the sunset's glow illuminating them from behind... just like the aura of a father's love. The leaves extend beyond the card's edge, as a father's love transcends boundaries. The windows show hearts inside, as he always fills our homes with love. And lastly, there are touches of sparkle on the birdhouse because he always brings out our inner sparkle. :o) Along with this card he will receive his favorite dessert that I first made on Thanksgiving... you'll have to come back for the Sweet Saturday feature following Father's Day! All I'll tell you is that it combines creamy cheesecake and caramel apple pie. Truly divine.
The sentiment reads: "Like a creamsicle sunset, a father's love warms the heart."
A few notes: I dabbed the orange/tangerine splotchy background with Merlot and pink inks to add to the sunset essence I was going for. Regrettably, all the tones don't seem to show as clearly as I'd like in the picture. The embossed leaves are lightly brushed with Espresso ink for added dimension. The windows are filled with Glossy Accents to make it appear as though you're looking through glass. In the second picture I tried to show the "glass" on the bottom window and the illuminated leaves a touch better.
Since crafts are extra fun when shared, I am linking up this cute little card to the places that inspired it. :o)
* Patches of Pink link-up party! This is always a joy and is extra special this week for one lucky entrant.
* Cricut cartridges: Cindy Loo, Storybook
* Cuttlebug embossing folders: Polka Dots, Swiss Dots
* Paper: Basic Grey, DCWV, Papertrey Ink
* Ribbon: SEI
* Button: My Mind's Eye Tres Jolie
* Miscellaneous: iRock and Stickles