The Sky is the Limit, for Dad

The layout for this card was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches challenge #240.

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I’ve been hard at working making cards for all the dads in my life, and each of them is the “World’s Best” in the world of their own child. Each dad is amazing in his own way, and each one deserves the title of “World’s Best”.

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These stacked panels are each 1 inch wide. The tallest is 5-1/4 inch tall, and each of the following panels gets shorter by 1/2 inch. The black square is 2″x 2″. I stuck to a simple, masculine color scheme with Old Olive as the star.

One of the principals of art is movement, which can either mean something that physically moves, like when a pop-up card opens, or the illusion of movement. In this card, I tried to give the plane movement by placing it slightly out of the black square, rather than putting it right in the middle of the black square, which would have made it feel boxed in. I further added to the sense of movement by adding a white trail behind the plane.

This weeks design sketch also helps add movement! The repeated rectangle shapes and the diagonal lines formed at the tops and bottoms lead your eye in from the left, narrowing down to help the viewer focus on the focal point, which is the airplane.

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Happy stamping!

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Materials Used:

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Pretty Petals, Going Places Designer Series Paper Stacks (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Stamps: Going Global, Sky Is The Limit (c) Stampin’ Up!

Markers: Old Olive, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Markers (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: white colored pencil, dimensionals

Father’s Day Is Coming

This card was inspired by Mojo Monday Challenge #451.

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Father’s Day is on it’s way and I’ve been busy at work making cards for all the dad’s in my life. They all have the title of “World’s Best Dad” in the worlds of their own children.

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This card is pretty simple to figure out without a lot of directions, so I’ll just leave you with one simple tip: if your stamps don’t stamp dark enough or solid enough, touch them up with markers!

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Happy stamping!

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Materials Used:

Cardstock: Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Going Places Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Going Global stamp set (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Other: Dimensionals, Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (c) Stampin’ Up!

Compass Challenged

This card was inspired by the color challenge at Stamp Ink Paper (#303).

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I substituted Tip Top Taupe for Sahara Sand. I did lots of coloring on stamped images and on DSPs for this card.  I would normally share more… but my two year old son has come down with Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease. I already made this  card so I thought I’d better post it quick.

Happy stamping!

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