Friday, June 3, 2011

Whale Father's Day Card

I love Create a Critter but haven't used it in a while. Today I had to pull it out and whip of this adorable card... at least I think it's adorable! :) 

I've been on a roll with the tall/long cards.  The card bodies measure 9" x 8" scored in half to a card measuring 9" x 4" and fit perfectly in a business size envelope.  What's great about that?? These envelopes are super cheep and easy to find... plus they don't require ANY extra postage!! 

The papa whale is cut at 3 1/2", the larger son whale is 2 3/4" and the smaller son whale is 2 1/2". They were all cut using scraps, so I can't remember for sure which paper came from where.

The large waves in the background are from Plantin Schoolbook and PDDU, both sized to 9" wide.  I added a little strip of craft paper for the sand.  I inked all layers with royal blue ink, except for the sand layer which got brown ink.

I love the little details all the whales got.  Each are decorated with two flat back pearls for eyes and white gel pen accents. All the blow spouts were finished off with Glossy Accents.

I made the little "Happy Father's Day Dad!" banner using Photoshop and 24 point Freestyle Script. I just used a square punch to cut the little points on the ends of the banner. Again I matted it with blue paper and inked it with royal blue ink.

I finished the black card layer with white gel pen stitches and added three more flat black pearls to the top left of the card base. I think the card turned out adorable.  I hope you like it too!! :)

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Sherrie K. said...

Oh my goodness, super cute! I love it. Good luck in the challenges!
Sherrie K

Joy said...

How cute !! The lil whales are adorable ! Thanks for joining us this week at My Craft Spot !

Dixie said...

Your card is so adorable! Love those whales and how you created the sand and surf. What a perfect Father's Day card

Melissa said...

Very cute!

Anonymous said...

Adorable card!!! :-)

Pat N. said...

Gosh, that's cute, Cheryl. Just adorable. I'd like to know how you do your inking. Do you use a dauber?--Pat N.

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Really cute!! Love all of the details you added to the whales! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!


My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

I am in love with these whales Cheryl! This is the most adorable Father's card and your details are fabulous! Thanks for sharing your cute critters with us at My Craft Spot!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super adorable! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Cutter Room! DT Member Carri

Kate said...

Those whales are adorable! Your banner is fantastic and all the little details work so well to make this a fabulous card!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!
Small Bits of Paper

jennyplace2 said...

Now that is what I call a cute little critter! Thanks for joining if the fun at My Craft Spot.

Karin said...

So sweet! Love it. The card is just adorable.
Thanks for joining us on Easy Craft Projects. Hugs!

Amy C said...

What a wonderful Father's Day card!! You did wonderful with the white pen accents. Thanks for playing along at My Craft Spot!!

Scrapping Mommy

Jessica Buffa said...

I think they are adorable, too!!! Great job on all the detail and color choices!

Melinda Beltran said...

What a truly sweet card! I love how your Whales turned out. The little black pearls for the eyes and the "shiny" spouts are terrific touches. Thank you for sharing with us at CCR


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Suzie McFloozy said...

GReat card - so cute x
Thanks for joining in with us at Easy craft projects x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

BugBites said...

wow- this is sooo cute!! TFS with us at FCCB

Jennie Garcia said...

Amazing card as always!! Love how you ink the images!! Love the long cards! Thanks for Playing with us @ FCCB!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @

Helen said...

That is too stinkin' adorable!! Thanks for joining Challenge Me Monday at FCCB :)

My Lil' Bits said...

Those little whales are so adorable! Great card! Thanks for joining us for the challenge this week at FCCB!
Lisa C

Marlene said...

Adorable Card! I've had the same idea for a while. Thanks for playing with us at FCCB!


Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

This card is just super adorable! Love those sweet little whales and all the wonderful details. Thanks for joining our challenge at FCCB!

AmyJRockstar said...

This is soooo adorable! Thanks for the inspiration to try out a different sized card. I'm gonna give it a try for sure! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

XO ~ Amy Jo (FCCB DT)

Tina said...

I too love CAC! What a cute card! Love all the details. Congrats on Top 5!