June 3, 2013

Man Oh Man Monday No. 13 | Father's Day Edition No. 5

Good Monday to you!  Yes, I am back on the appropriate day this week.  I got my...act together and took advantage of some time yesterday to get crafting with Simon Says Stamp's June Card Kit: Something Awesome.  When I first saw previews of the June's kit I was stoked as it was perfect for MOMM, father's day and any dude card.

I am a fan of Kelly Purkey and was thrilled with her Dude stamp set which is still available while the June card kit is sold out (I obviously wasn't the only one stoked).  If you haven't had a chance to check out her blog I recommend perusing it.  She's one hip and happenin' gal (unlike this dusty relic) and I love reading about her adventures and I am endlessly intrigued by her journey to build her own brand (seriously makes me happy to read about how creative brands/companies come about and are run and may only be trumped by seeing creative spaces or reading foodcentric memoirs with recipes included.  Big happy sigh.).

Also, this weekend I caught up and watched all of the videos from the His & Hers class from Online Card Classes which was really informative and inspiring.  I am always running so behind on my online classes, but believe me that although the class may no longer be live it is still packed with great material.  I like to stuff my mind with as much inspiration as possible and see what pops out.   Sometimes I clearly see where I took my inspiration and other times it was ideas that grew together from this card, that blog, this layout, that technique and so on and so forth. 

I created this simple, but fun card from the kit which is for father's day, but could also easily be for a birthday or a memorable thank you.  I can't get enough of playing with several sentiments together and used a mix of stamps from the Dude stamp set along with a saying from Basic Grey's Hipster snippets found in the card kit.  I love that I could add the little man wood veneer that matched exactly the shape of the man icon in the stamp set.  I had a wood veneer the exact same size, but I chose one slightly smaller so that the stamped image looks like a shadow or like the projection of the man is larger or grander than the size of the man himself (as in "he was larger than life" or "he cast a long shadow").  I am getting a little allegorical in my old age.

The colors of the pictures are more blue and less green than in real life.

I hope you enjoyed the card and have a fabulous week!

Happy creating,

Card Kit: Something Awesome, Simon Says Stamp
Ink: cup o'joe, Hero Arts Shadow Ink
Other: wood veneer, Studio Calico; notebook border punch, Fiskars; dimensional adhesive; chestnut memory marker, American Crafts

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