Sunday 6 September 2015

Happy Father's Day!


Today is Father's Day here in Australia. It took me forever to think up a card for my hubby, but I thought over the cards that he's liked recently, and they tend to be bold colours and graphic. My hubby loves the colour orange. He also loves purple, but I didn't have the perfect purple for this design. ;-) Looking at this card makes me think of Penguin Books. What does it conjure in your imagination?
I used PTI Square Prints stamp set. Every time I pull out this stamp set I have a heap of fun creating patterns. I'm not fantastic at lining the squares up perfectly, but I actually like the roughly aligned squares. This card may drive some of you crazy though, with those wonky lines, haha! (I am also one of those people who straighten picture frames in other people's houses, so I completely understand...)

I am entering this card into Virginia's View Challenge #18 where the theme is GEOMETRIC patterns. I hope I can enter again. I love this theme!
For those of you who saw the card I made for my Dad for Father's Day, I can happily report that the Italian mail surprised me at just the right time. Dad told me his card arrived in the mail on Friday. Yay!

Now, I'm off to prepare for celebrating my gorgeous husband's awesome fathering of our children. We're going to find the best gelateria in Brisbane to eat gelati and other Italian goodies. As well as loving purple and orange, my darling is a gelati addict.

Thanks for visiting!



Ashwini Rao said...

I am so glad to find a comrade - I am really bad at stamping lined up images too!! Haha!! But I do love the wonky-ness in your card - it has a nice twist to it! :)

lostinpaper said...

Great bold graphic design, a perfect masculine card Michelle!

Kelly Latevola said...

Love this graphic look!! Those little pops of orange are perfect. I bet your hubs love sit!

Susanne Vargas said...

The graphic pattern you created with some orange accents is fabulous! I share your DH love for orange (and gelati for that matter...)! I also have trouble lining up this set! You would think it would be easy being a clear set and having straight lines but no... The wonky lines add a touch of artsy! Very cool card!

Martha said...

Michelle, what a fun graphic card.
I love the color combination & fabulous design.

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Anonymous said...

Beautiful card!! It totally reminds me of penguin books too!! :) Julia

Cris G. said...

Totally cool wonky stamped card, Michelle! :) It jumps out from the gallery.