Wednesday, June 8, 2011

RI DCC Challenge - Father's Day with Texture

Today marks the start of a new Designer's Choice Challenge at Repeat Impressions!  This week's challenge is to make a Father's Day card with texture (could be flower soft, could be glitter – anything that adds a little texture).  I used this week's Stamp of the Week, His Words (4134-K), which I paired up with Bottoms Up (2906-I) for the bottom (!) horizontal strip.  The patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket's Gretel collection.  My layout is based on the design for the current sketch challenge over at The House That Stamps Built - it's still open if you would like to play along!

I have to confess that I got lucky with this card.  I had just noted that the challenge was to make a Father's Day card - completely missed the texture part....Luckily, I had decided to pull out my houndstooth embossing folder for the panel on the right side of the card - just because I always forget to use my embossing folders!  I used my brayer to add some Versafine Vintage Sepia ink to the raised portions the houndstooth pattern so it would stand out a bit more.

Please make your way over to The House That Stamps Built to see the rest of the great Father's Day cards the team has made and to get the details for playing along!

Thanks for stopping by!

7 comments:

Dawn B. said...

I love it when a card "works" for a challenge. This is fabulous. I love the hounds tooth. It gives it great texture. Super job..

Lynette said...

What a great masculine card, Robin. I love the colors, the papers, and the texture:)

joy said...

Great pattern and color choice! I love those little duckie bottoms!

Harriet Skelly said...

I love the papers and rich colors you chose for this great Fathers Day card!

Miriam said...

Perfect combination of masculine elements and colors. How lucky that you used then embossing folder for texture!

Makiko Jones said...

This is such a wonderful card Robin! I love the masculine colors and simplicity! I love this quote too!

Shirley said...

A really beautiful card so great for FD!