Thursday, May 14, 2009

Funky Father's Day...

Just messing around trying to work out a quick CAS Father's Day card. I started with the stamp since it's the only current one I have that says Father's Day. I stamped it in Perfect Plum on Going Gray (finally got some!). I then pulled out some scraps of basic gray, kiwi kiss (already textured), Pale Plum and Perfect Plum to play with. I had all kinds of layouts in mind- all very clean and simple but I couldn't decide- I thought they all looked cool.

After fussing and trying to pick my favorite I just decided to toss the pieces down and wherever they landed I'd go with (if I didn't like it I planned to cheat and do it again- so it was a safe bet). Anyway, this is where they fell the very first time and I like it. Kind of retro, funky and I think the back side of the embossed dots (kiwi piece) looks kind of industrial (use your imagination for crying out loud!). I crimped the pale plum piece to go with that industrial look. I really wanted to use a corduroy button since I love them, have them in 3 colors, but never seem to get them fit on the card... and I hadn't used my arrows punch in awhile so added one of those onto the button for fun. My dad will like it- he always does!

Here's a TIP: When you have already chosen your color scheme but feel you need maybe one more- go with a shade darker or lighter than what you've already got (like Going Gray and Basic Gray, or Pale Plum and Perfect Plum). It adds your extra umph you needed for good design yet doesn't overwhelm your color palette!

Hope you like it too! Don't be a procrastinator- go make a Father's Day card today (then put it in a safe place so you don't lose it, but not so safe that you can't find it later, then be sure to mail it by about June 17th!)

Have a great day!

SUO Supplies:
Stamps: All Holidays (have you noticed how much I use this set??)
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Gray, Perfect Plum Pale Plum, Going Gray
Accessories: Basic Gray corduroy button, My Way punch, Crimper, distressing tool, dotted embossing folder (this one is not SU's but we have one too)


  1. I am so jealous of your scrapping skills. Your things are just wonderful! You always combine lovely papers with gorgeous details! Thanks for all inspirations!
    Hugs Monica

  2. Wow, Kristin, this is totally cool! Love the colors and randomness of the layout! And thanks for the tip about mailing time, LOL!!! I do actually have a father's day card made already, but it's for Chad so I don't have to mail it, yay!
    Thanks for the bday card, I love it! So cas and so you!

  3. this is a great combo of colors. love how your layout turned out. Love your tip about colors, very true!


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