I hope those of you who are celebrating Father's Day today are enjoying it and have some great plans for the day ;) I do have some cards to share for this occasion, you'll see them at the end of this post.
Firstly though, I'm here with a card I made for this weeks' CASE Study challenge. It has been such a long time since I managed to join in with this one and I'm really pleased!
Here's my card...
I really enjoyed making this bad boy! It was super simple and super satisfying...I have to say I quite like it :) As many of you will know, this is not my go-to colour palette AT ALL, but I'm surprisingly happy with it and the kind of 'rustic' look - let's face it, it's as rustic as I'm going to get!! Ordinarily, it would really upset me where the ink has missed slightly on the texture of the card - this would've been headed for the bin! However, I think it works for this card and I'm not sure why, but I'm not going to question it too much else I'll end up re-making it!
Here is the beautiful card to be CASE'd this week...
Now, here are the Father's Day cards that I mentioned earlier...
I'll be honest, I made FIVE of the first one! I had a few to make this year for our Fathers and for other people too...and being as none of these Fathers know each other I thought it would be ok! ;) This second one was a special request for a golf-mad Dad, I hope he likes it, his daughter did! This card was made using the sketch from Retro Sketches last week, but I missed the deadline to post it on here, despite having made it well in advance! Hmmm, a recurring theme lately, especially as I've just extended my hours at work!
However, it's not too late to add these to two other challenges - thankfully! The Recipe Swap at Catered Crop at the moment is 'Manly Men' so Father's Day fits the bill perfectly! The first card is also being entered in CAS-ual Fridays challenge - CFC132 What A Catch. A masculine card with NO kraft coloured card AND using a ribbon! It wasn't as difficult as I first thought it might be :)
Paper Mill Direct are also hosting a challenge - the theme of which is 'June'. As Father's Day falls in June, this is my entry :)
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend ;)
CASE Study Card
Card: Paper Mill Direct - White felt embossed, Buff, Mocha
Stamps: Verve - Bloom & Grow; Waltzingmouse Stamps - Big Day Additions
Ink: Versamark; Distress Ink - Crushed Olive
Other: WOW! - Metallic Copper e/p
Father's Day Card One
Card: Paper Mill Direct - White, Sky Blue, Smooth Grey
Stamps: STAMPlorations - Vignette: Retro Mod Shapes
Ink: Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade, Broken China; Windsor & Newton - Dark Blue
Other: Crafty Ribbons - Sky Blue seam binding
Father's Day Golf Card
Card: Paper Mill Direct - White, Smooth Grey, Apple Green, Buff
Ink: Windsor & Newton - Black
Other: Spellbinders - Small Circles; Cuttlebug - Swiss Dots e/f