Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Father's Day Recliner Card

I received a special request for a "take it easy on Father's Day" card. The first thing that popped into my head was a recliner! :)  So here is the custom card I made today.
I am including the file so you can download this project and make your own, but the puppy is not included in the file.  This adorable little doggy is from Paper Pups (cut at 1 3/4" x 3/4").

After I cut all the pieces of the recliner, I inked all the edges with a light brown ink. I assembled it in the following order: chair base, seat glue directly to the base, arms attached with thin pop dots, and then the foot rest attached with thicker pop dots. I added the brads to the arms and them attached the chair to the shaped card base. 

I used a clear Glaze Gel pen to add the stitching on the chair.  I cut all the pieces using a tan cardstock that has a wonderful linen texture! :)  The doggie's nose is accented with Glossy Accents and I used a black Glaze pen to add the eyes (with the size of the dog, the eyes were too tiny to piece).

I printed the sentiment directly on the chair base on the front and on the inside of the card.

Here is a shot of the cut file.  I cut a second card base so I would have it separate from the card.

Sure Cuts a Lot file via 4 Shared

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21 comments:

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

That is so cute!! I actually just got my 3 year old daughter a mini recliner on the weekend to match the one my dad has!! Very creative!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Judy said...

What a great design. You did a wonderful job I love it.
Have a great day.
Judy

crazyaboutcricut said...

This is so awsome! How perfect for the "lounger" in your life!

Deanne said...

This is too cute! You should share it in Dusti's Father's Day Linky Party!
Hugs
Deanne
http://www.scrappinwithcricut.com/2011/06/fathers-day-link-up-party_11.html

Sharon said...

Oh how awesome!!!! Perfect! Just perfect!! :)

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

OMG I <3 LOVE <3 this card. So CUTE!!!! :-)

Joy said...

Great job designing the recliner!!! It looks really comfy! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot !

Dusti said...

Love it and thanks for linking up. However, you need add the Link Up Party To Blog your will find the instructions at

http://www.scrappinwithcricut.com/2011/06/fathers-day-link-up-party_11.html

Hugs
Dusti

Karen said...

WOW that is super!! I love how you added the instructions too! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Sentimental Sunday's
Hugs
Karen
xxx

jennyplace2 said...

Now this is what I call to cute! Great card, love the big comffy looking recliner. Thanks for joining in the challenge at My Craft Spot and also for sharing the file.

Mary said...

Cheryl, I love getting all of your wonderful postings of your cards in my emails. I don't always comment, due to time, but I always look at them and love them. You are so talented! Thank you for always sharing.

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Cute card! Love the shape card with all of its layers! Wow! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

Kimberly

L.B. said...

Love it. The overall theme is perfect for father's day!

Tameko said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

HandmadebyTLC said...

How clever is this! Great for the reclyning dad! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays. Good luck and hope to see you again next time!
HUGS
Tammy Louise

Kate said...

This is both cute and clever! What a fun card!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!
Kate
Small Bits of Paper

Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too said...

Again....VERY creative....I love to make cards that "suit" that person and you do it sooooo well. Thanks for linking up this one too. Love seeing them.
Tracy

Craft Junkie Too

Ann English said...

Such a clever, cute card! Looks like my house with dogs in the chair!

Thank you for joining the fun at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Patti said...

What a cute, cute card. I bet your Dad loves it.

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Amy C said...

What a fab Father's Day card!! I love the shape and the cute little pup. Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Craft Spot!!

Hugs,
Amy
Scrapping Mommy

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