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Father's Day Card Front by divinecrone
Father’s Day Card Front, a photo by divinecrone on Flickr.

My sweetie is not a typical guy. He’s an excellent cook, does laundry (even delicates), picks up after himself, and can be bribed into watching ‘chick flicks’ with me. He’s been a part of our family for over seven years and has been wonderful to my son & me.

His favorite animals are dolphins and wolves, so I decided to begin with the Life’s A Beach cartridge. The cards on this cartridge are fabulous and the dolphin & waves were perfect for this project. Accent Essentials was used to create the layers for the sun, the clouds are from Serenade.

The white (card) & orange (top layer of the sun) cardstock are from a Colorbök pearlesant paper pack. The middle sun layer is orange vellum. The pattern paper background is from the Far East paper stack by DCWV. The dolphins were outlined with a grey marker. The waves were accented with a blue metallic pen & Stickles. I also added stickles to the center of the sun & inside edge of the clouds.

The sentiment & poem were both printed on a transparency that was run thru a Xyron machine. The poem around the edge is from a free Father’s Day poems website:

Children need a Daddy
For many, many things:
Like holding them high off the ground
Where the sunlight sings!

Like being the deep music
That tells them all is right
When they awaken frantic with
The terrors of the night.

Like being the great mountain
That rises in their hearts
And shows them how they might get home
When all else falls apart.

Like giving them the love
That is their sea and air,
So diving deep or soaring high
They’ll always find him there.

Father's Day Card Inside by divinecrone
Father’s Day Card Inside, a photo by divinecrone on Flickr.