Friday, 11 May 2018

Dad's Birthday Card

Hi and welcome!  It's time for another challenge at Fusion and this week we've chosen a simple sketch and a dark and moody photo.  When I first saw the photo, I saw lots of inpsiration - the deep colors, the nautical theme, the rings, so many things.

I decided to create a fusion, focusing on the colors from the photo as well as the masculine look.  I created this card for my Dad's 85th birthday, which was a few weeks ago.  And I have a video showing how I made this card which you can see below or over on YouTube.

In keeping with the dark and moody look of the photo, I went with a deep red alcohol inked panel and a gray stenciled panel - separating the two with a thin strip of black cardstock.  The sentiment was die-cut from black cardstock and adhered to the card using the negative die-cut for placement.  As you will see in the video, I had some glue issues in the making of this card, one of which was getting thin enough strips of foam tape for the "y" in birthday 😃What a mission!

Thanks for visiting.  Head on over and check out what the rest of the design team have done with this challenge - you'll be glad you did!

I'm linking this card up to the For the Boys challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

Products used:

Ink:  Limestone, Silver Stone, Industrial Diamond (Altenew), Alcohol Inks - Slate, Cranberry, Watermelon, Crimson, Poppyfield, Red Pepper
Cardstock:  White, Black, Yupo
Dies:  Happy Birthday to You (MFT)
Accessories:  Cube Builder Stencil (Altenew)



Barb Ghig said...

Really striking masculine card and I love your color palette, Karren...The richness of all those shades of red for your alcohol inks contrasts perfectly with the two-toned gray cubes...WOW! I'll bet your dad loved this card, too :)

Linda Callahan said...

Wow you do the most amazing things with ink! This is so smart and the gray stenciling with the drama of that red!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

You really nailed this challenge. The red inked panel is so striking next to the 3D cubes. It's perfect for a man-card. I bet your Dad loved it!

Aileen said...

Stunning Karren, absolutely stunning. Love the depth of the red inks on the side.

Susanne Vargas said...

Love this stencil! And how you combined it with the AI background strip! Great color combo, too! This card is phenomenal!

Mandy said...

Wonderful masculine card Karren! the colours and design are really striking.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx