Thursday, February 4, 2010

{eyes} for dad

Hello!  Hope you're all having a good week.  ;)

My dad's been having some surgeries on his eyes since last summer, and I made this card for him after his first surgery:

I think this Monsters Ink {from My Favorite Things} set is soooo cute, and this was the first time I'd had a chance to use it. 

I stamped and cut both eyes out a second time, applied some Liquid Glass to them, and then placed them on top of the original eyeballs, popping up one of his eyes up on a little piece of dimensional foam tape.  I think the Liquid Glass may have given the larger eye a touch of red, which was okay with me since my dad's eye was good and red as well.  ;)  Not so sure what's up with the teeth here though {there is Liquid Glass on them, but fortunately, they didn't look red in real life}....
I'm already remiss in not making a card for his last surgery, and he's due for another one next week --yikes!   And I'm still not done with all my birthday thank yous --double yikes!!  And Valentine's Day's right around the corner --dare I go on?!  Me thinks me needs to stop EVERYthing and just stamp {if only}!!

Oh, and did you happen to go by Card Patterns this week?  Well, someone over there must've liked this card because they've given me the honor of playing along with them this week.  ;D  How FUN is that?!?!   {Yep, I'm still pinching myself!}

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):

Cardstock:  Kraft (SU!), Cranberry, (ret.) Breeze (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  "Free Bird" collection (My Mind's Eye)

Stamps:  Monsters Ink (My Favorite Things), Polka Dot Basics (Papertrey Ink)

Ink:  Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko), (ret.) Breeze (CTMH)

Other:  Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), white gel pen (Signo-Uniball), brown waxed linen thread (unknown...and I'm running out --HELP ME!!), button (Autumn Leaves), Liquid Glass (CTMH), VersaMark (Tsukineko), glue dot, foam mounting tape, sewing machine, thread

4 comments:

Jeanne said...

Ohhhh, having surgery on your eyes must be SO scary(to me), because you only get one set! I hope it's helping him! This is a funny card and I hope it brought him some giggles.

Congrats on your news. That's terrific.

Wish I could help you with your waxed brown linen thread...haven't a clue!

Happy Weekend!

Sarah said...

That card is just hilarious!!! I LOVE it. I bet your Dad did too. Congrats on the CP win woohoooo

Barb said...

Your card is adorable and I am sure your dad got a laugh from it! LOVE how you 'bugged' the eyes out.

Saying prayers for your dad. And trusting that all will be well.

How are YOU, my friend?

Monica said...

i love rad pa's card mama! it is very him, well the colors! thank God his eyes aren't poppin out like that thou! love you and im glad ur other card won, not like there was any doubt thou =] good night. love you. xoxo