Different Card, Different Day 08-05-17 August 05 2017, 0 Comments

This is my dad's birthday card...today is his birthday. Happy Birthday to the best dad! (It must be true, the card says so).

The ocean pier scene is drawn after a painting that my grandmother was working on in acrylics, from years ago. I believe that my cousin Bob has the original now and volunteered to finish it. I liked it so much I drew a copy of it in pencil as I sat and visited with my grandmother one day. That sketch was then painted with watercolors, framed with papers and topped off with the final embellishments. I love the "Dad" that is vertical on the copper colored chain that runs up the right side of this card. 

It's probably one of my favorite cards that I've made.  Here's the inside. Just a personal note but look how I used the corrugated cardboard with a heart cut out of it as my frame to my words. I thought it was unique.

And lastly, here's the envelope that I hand delivered to him. The pig was just a sign of affection and one of my favorite barnyard animals and nothing to do with an indication that Dad is an oinker. None what-so-ever.  

If you want to find out how this card was made, using which supplies or how I possibly could design a card for you, please contact me.  Leave me a comment too and let me know what you think about today's card of my daily "Different Card, Different Day" blog series. 

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Written by Jennifer Quilty for Tamm's Marketplace. Published on 08/05/17.