Sunday, May 26, 2013

Y&FH CH #17 ~ All About Dad

Good morning!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend so far. :)

Today starts a brand new bi-weekly challenge at Yumi & Fumi Handmade.  With Father's Day just around the corner we thought it would be nice to get ahead and create some cards for our wonderful dads.  Challenge #17 is All About Dad.  Stop by the Y&FH blog to see all the details and then stop over to Rosemary's blog to see her adorable card.

Do you recognize him?  If you look a little closer you'll see it's Bob the Yeti with a geeky twist!  I thought it would be super fun to use him for my ode to dad card, but I didn't want him to be his normal cool self, I wanted him to look more like a father figure.  Yetis can be fathers to ya know.  (hehe)  I had this idea in my head to geek him up a bit.  So I pulled out my Guys Dies from ATS and used all three of the fun dies to transform Bob into this handsome geeky Yeti.

After inking up the stamp I tried to wipe away all the strings of light bulbs that come with him.  There were a few that I missed, but it was still manageable.  I know Yeti's aren't brown, but for this time around he is.  :)  The tricky part of his alteration was adding the geeky glasses.  I really wanted them to pop up but the lines are so skinny it was impossible to pop them up, so what did I do?  I used the mustache to do that.

Die-cut the mustache 3 times and colored them up to blend with Bob's color.  I then layered one on top of the other using pop dots and decided 2 would work instead of all 3.

After adjusting where I wanted the mustache and geeky glasses to lay on Bob's face I glued down the mustache first with glue and then adding a little bit of glue to the bottom of the geeky glasses glued them to the top of the mustache.  Once I was happy where they would end up I trimmed the handles on the glasses to fit his face. Hehe, kinda reminds me a little of Groucho Marx with the handlebar mustache and geeky glasses. ^.^

I chose patterned papers from MME, Six by Six My Favorite Things because there is a particular patterned paper in the pad that I wanted to use.  Here are some close-ups, you'll probably guess which paper I was talking about...


If you guesed the mustache paper you are correct!  hahaha!  I really love all the patterns in this paper pad and wish I had more of it.  Will have to be very selective on when I use them for future projects.  For the finishing touches I added a Recollections wood veneer speech bubble that say's "Thank you so much" and at the bottom I used a sentiment from All About Dad sentiments from AmyR.

Oopsie, a little bit of a smudge, but turned out pretty cool with the white on navy.  Isn't that an awesome sentiment?  Si!  Okie dokes, it's now your turn.  Get to creating for Father's Day but before you link up with us please make sure that you follow our guidelines/rules.  If your project does not qualify your link will be deleted automatically.  Sorry but we have to be firm about our rules.  Good luck!

As Bob and I sign off we'd like to say, Thank you so much for stopping by!!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!! 

Challenge: All That Scraps - Anything Goes


Rachel Parys said...

Haaa ha ha!! This is awesome!! What a perfect Father's day card! My 8 year old is obsessed with mustaches right now, I'm gonna have to show her this!!

Denice said...

This is adorable! I love the glasses and mustache, Yeti is in cognito! The Guys Die is something I'm going to have to look's as adorable as your card!

Danni said...

Oh my word!! This is creativity at it's finest! How clever are you!!! Totally amazing!

Kathy Dinh said...

Love your creativity here! Totally rocked Bob and the sentiment is perfect!

Cyndi said...

Super fun dad card! Love the image and the mustache!

Tabitha Davis said...

Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
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Low priced fun Digi Papers and stamps:)
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Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at ATS!!!