Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Muse 71, RS118 - Modern Father's Day


There are so many great challenges around that it's hard to play in as many as I would like. So I thought I would start combining them. Harder than it sounds (for me, anyway!)

This father's day card came together a little unexpectedly. I started with the Retro Sketch:



In fact, I started by trying to combine this sketch with my Festive Friday card for this Friday, but it wasn't working. Then it hit me that DAD is a 3-letter word. Perfect for the sketch.  I looked at my various alphabet dies and settled on this new 'Smooth' Alphabet from Papertrey. The letters were almost too big for my 1" squares, so I decided to go with it and cut them off the edge.

That's when I started to realize that this could also be my Muse card - colour-stacked die cuts with the top layer matching the card base (although this is much less fun than Therese's DP!)


So a reasonable start at combining challenges!  But it's time to get this baby into the mail or it will be late!



23 comments:

Jackie said...

Oh my, this card is EXTREMELY cool! A little piece of modern art. Love it!

Gerrina said...

Great letter-shapes! The bright colours are just enough to make it special; great design! Hugs, Gerrina

Jenny said...

Oh my.... This is just amazing Ardyth !!
Love the colours and knocked out letters :)

Manuela said...

wow, a very cool card. love the craft color with the hint of color and the saying, also the whole design.
P.S. thanks for picking my card for a Honorable Mention on my card, happy news make my day :-))
Manuela

Marianne said...

Wow, this is brilliant, Ardyth. I caught myself thinking 'How would Ardyth CASify the new (awesome) Muse card and turn it into a graphic card'? I guess I have my answer now. Absolutely love it! Thanks for making me look at design in a new light. Now all I need to do is to actually go forth and create...

Sheila H said...

Brilliant card - quite sleek and ultra cool :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Definitely modern Ardyth!

Shelly said...

AWESOME card! Love the letters...very cool!

Brenda said...

Wow, you did a great job combining the challenges Ardyth! I'm always in awe how people can do this. lol I love this card and love how you hung the letters off the square. Looks so neat and so awesome!! Hugs, Brenda

Cindy H. said...

How cool! What an amazing card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome modern, graphic card!

Jacquie Southas said...

Fabulous - clean & graphic perfection with an awesome sentiment!

LeAnne said...

Ingenious! Love this!

lostinpaper said...

Great combo on the challenges Ardyth! I always look at your cards and have these 'aha' now why didn't I think of that moments! Hope you are having a great week!

kreativekymona.com said...

Ardyth, I love how your card turned out. It give me a different take on die cut images. Good job.

Nora N. said...

How CLEVER is this? I LOVE it. That sentiment stamp ROCKS. Awesome design and card. Great take on the sketch.

Jen W. said...

Seriously cool!

wienerhoneymooners said...

WOW, SUPER Graphic COOL!

maria f. said...

Affentittengeil!
(go look it up ;))

Geri said...

Wow - I love these letter shapes! Great call with the trendy grey and pops of color. Such a modern look that really does match the font of the letters!

Anita in France said...

Teehee, Ardyth ... that's why I started combining challenges ... and these are a perfect pairing! Your card is stunning ... so cool, so trendy and so modern-arty ... love it! Anita :)

icardeveryone01 said...

Ardyth, you've done it again! Love the design, and may have to shop @PTI for the alphas. I,too, have started combining challenges, but, for this newby, it really is a challenge. Especially when there is more than one submission for a challenge and they won't allow the linkup - argh????

Cornelia W said...

Just brilliant! You did pretty well her combining challenges - and if that card is not a winner then I don't know. Have to go now and check out those PTI dies....
I really wanted to play with the Muse this week, but there just wasn't enough time....