Monday, May 28, 2012

You Rule...Happy Dad's Day, Three Challenges

Studio Calico Sunday Sketch

This card was created with my husband in mind and for the current Studio Calico Sunday Sketch challenge , the Cas-ual Fridays Masculine with Designer Paper challenge and the Lawnscaping Embossing challenge .  All these challenges offer great inspiration. The sketch looked so fun and I couldn't wait to try using it. I loved how the paper was placed at slight angles.  Creating a masculine themed card is a real challenge for me. I tend to make cards that are more appealing to women.  As for the embossing, I don't use this technique nearly the challenge was on! I pulled out my Echo Park "This & That" paper pad and found paper with these wonderful ruler images.  My husband  enjoys wood crafting so this paper is perfect for him.  I cut the paper into strips, matted the individual strips on white cardstock and positioned them on the turquoise mat that I dry embossed with a wood grain pattern (with my Fiskar's texture plates and stylus).  I added  dimensional adhesive behind a few of the ruler strips as well.   I cut out three circles for the center, the smallest from the same embossed turquoise, the next largest from white cardstock and the largest from a  brown cardstock.  Around the white circle I added lines and numbers to continue the "measurement" theme.  I also added the lines around the outside edge of the white card.  I used brads that look like screw heads and cut the sentiment from brown cardstock that I used on the outer circle. Inside the card I wrote: " Today, you rule!"

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  1. How the sentiment paired up with the variety of rulers! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Fantastic card!!! Thank you for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)

  3. Fabulous card! I love your patterned paper and those brads are awesome! I have been eyeing those myself ;) Thanks for playing along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. What a fantastic card!!!! Love all the patterned paper and texture! Thank you so much for joining us at Lawnscaping!