Friday, June 15, 2012

1st Fathers Day Card

This will be Ott, E's first Fathers Day so MacchiOTTo and I wanted to make him something special. I saw this on Pinterest and decided to put my own spin on it and make it into a card. Here's how I did it and some tricks I figured out along the way. 
The first thing I found out is that it is much easier to get a baby's footprint while they are asleep than awake.  The second thing I found out is that they make a washable ink pad which is much easier to use and get off than paint.


I placed her little foot on the ink pad and then stamped it onto a blank card.  I choose a red ink pad because that's the color of tractor I prefer, but you could easily use blue or green.  Come to think of it we have a saying around these parts about the color of a tractor. 
"If it isn't red... it stays in the shed." 
Then I just used a damp paper towel to wipe the ink off her foot.
Next I used a compass to draw two circles to be my tractor tires.  I then used a black magic marker and colored in the circles.  Then I added a smoke stack and drew in the cab of the tractor.
On the inside of the card I wrote a little saying; "I'm as lucky as can be; the best dad in the world belongs to me."  And then signed it from MacchiOTTo.
This post was linked to I'm Lovin' it on Tidy Mom.

5 comments:

KatiePerk said...

This is too cute! I love it!! What a great idea.

Kim said...

That is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Libby A. said...

just found your blog via pinterest! It's adorable! And I LOVE that food print idea :)

http://ineverylittlemoment.blogspot.com/

Elizabeth P said...

This is such a cute idea. I'm replicating it for a birthday present to be framed from my two daughters for their grandfather. I used green paint because he's a long time John Deere employee. Enjoyed this idea so much!

Beth
www.theparkmanblogspot.com

robin, virginia said...

I just made this and I used a spice top for the back tire circle and a press on circle pad for a chair to slide on the kitchen floor for a front tire.

 
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