I must say I'm LOVING summer and getting to take time to do things I love to do... like spend LOTS of time with my baby girl and makes lots of crafts while she naps! :)
I've been trying my best to participate in lots of challenges. They help me step outside my comfort zone and expand my crafy abilities. (At least, I hope that's what's happening!!)
Today, I got my inspiration from the challenge found on the CardMaker Magazine website.
CardMaker Magazine Weekly Sketch 6/29-7/5:
I didn't link up there because I'm not currently a subscriber, and evidently, you can't join the site unless you are. (That, or I just haven't figured out how yet!)
I am, however, linking up to the CAS-ual Friday Challenge of the week...
CAS-ual Fridays Challenge 9 (CFS9):
Krafts-men: create a Clean And Simple masculine project using kraft.
I would not say that masculine cards are my forte... I'm a very girly girl who loves ribbons and bling and pink... so simple and manly is a stretch for me. However, I think this card turned out rather well. I think I'll have my daughter give it to her daddy one day "just because." :)
The card is 4.25 x 4.25 square. I used a kraft cardstock square of 3.5 x 3.5 & popped it up to give it some dimension after adhering all of the other elements. I used 0.5 inch pieces of black, white, and kraft cardstock for the bottom "stripes." I used plain grosgrain black ribbon at the top of the stripes. The stamp "thanks DAD" is by ditto for Studio g (found last week on sale at Michael's). I punched it out with a circle punch and popped it up too, so it didn't blend in with the ribbon. For the embellishments at the top, I used 3-D star and circle stickers from my stash. (I also intended to use my 'ticket punch' punch on the top two corners... but alas, my little 2-year-old crafter has been in my things and it has mysteriously disappeared...)
Hope you like it! Let me know what you think! Your comments make my day! :)
Have a happy and relaxing weekend!