Best Dad Ever Design for cards …

Tabby kitten playing inside brown men shoes, white background

Inspired by Father’s Day, we used my children’s father’s shoes for this shoot! Nothing beats a pair of worn out brown leather men’s shoes as an excellent prop for a photo shoot.  Best Dad Ever Design for cards was born. We used an isolated background for several of the images. And we also used a burlap background for several. Kittens naturally migrate toward the shoe laces, so we had no problem arousing their interest for these photos and they had a great time playing.  We hope to see best dad ever designs published on greeting cards for dads for father’s day, birthday and more.

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We added a few of these to our card store Card Gnome if you are interested in purchasing one as a card for your dad or grandpa, here is a link to our store and samples.

 


Kitten Love You Dad
Kitten Love You Dad
by
Kelly Richardson


Father's Day Kitten on Dad's Shoes
Father’s Day Kitten on Dad’s Shoes
by
Kelly Richardson

All profits generated from selling these best dad ever kitten greeting card on card gnome go directly to help fund “one photo saves” and the foster kittens that Kelly helps care for.

 

 

Making Kitten Flowers Bloom …

Kitten Flowers – Kittens in Full Bloom was one of the most fun photo shoots that we have done. We got very crafty making kitten flowers blooms and designed the head pieces ourselves with craft store supplies: artificial flowers, syrofoam discs, scissors, exacto knife, and craft glue. We took photos as we created to give you an idea of how it was made.  We were inspired by Mother’s Day and Summertime Sunflowers for these photo shoots. We wanted to create something special that all moms would love for products. We tried two different types of flowers: a sunflower and pink hydrangea bush flower.
The first was the large sunflower. It is sold at craft store in this huge size! The headpiece is pretty much pre-assembled, you just need to cut the center out to fit over the kitten’s head. It was fairly easy to do.
First we took the sunflower heads off of the stems. Then we went to work peeling off a few layers off the back to make it thinned. Then we cut through the top, pointing our exacto at an angle, much like the angle you use when cutting a matte for a frame.  _MG_7787We used a drinking glass as our guide to make a circle. We cut through the back layers like a star and and glued the layers into the inside to cover up the foam that was showing through.

 

 

Cute tabby kitten hiding in the middle of a pink flower bush inside of a terra cotta garden pot, photographed on an isolated white background.

The second floral headpiece was not pre-assembled like the sunflower, so it took a little more time to make. We used an artificial pink hydrangea bush stem that we purchased at a craft store. To build the base we used a green styro foam disc. We used a glass cup to trace a circle on the foam disc and cut out. Then we took the leaves off the bush. We peeled the leaves off of the wire veins and glued them on first. We left some areas of the green disc empty of the leaves, so we would have a place to secure the flowers. We added a layer of leaves to the bottom to ensure there was no green foam showing from the sides. We also used the leaves to wrap the inside center.  we kept the flowers together in their bouquet groups and stuck them in the foam and glued to secure.

 

 

Hydrangea macrophylis bush, pink flowers, with ten young tabby kittens peeking through.

We shot the pink flower kittens on white, so that we could isolated them from the background and create the pink flower kitten collage. We loved it so much we made it into a desktop wallpaper, it is on the wallpaper page for you to download. We hope you enjoy!  We would love to see this adorable flower collage become a large piece puzzle. We think both seniors and children would love it!