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”.


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 principalsĀ 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.


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 LimitĀ (c) Stampin’ Up!

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

Other: white colored pencil, dimensionals

0 thoughts on “The Sky is the Limit, for Dad”

  1. Love these warm colors and how your bi-plane is flying across the black layer. Such a great father’s day card! Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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