The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cool Dad

Today I'm sharing one last Father's Day card. This is the one that my kids and I will sign for my husband. We think he's pretty cool!


This is another hybrid card that I made completely from digital elements. All of the elements--patterned background paper, man, letters of "cool," and orange border--are digital components from Cosmo Cricket's Social Club collection that I printed on white cardstock, trimmed, and layered to create this card. One of the things that I love about working with digital elements (besides the facts that I can print my favorite elements again and again without fear of "using them up!" and can recolor elements easily) is that you can print elements in any size. To create my line of men, I simply resized the same man digital element several times and then printed and cut them out. I like how it looks like they are receding into the distance!

I made this card for a couple of Father's Day challenges: Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #173 and Papercraft Star's Challenge #101

I hope you are having a good weekend! School is finally out (so there's no homework to wrangle with this weekend), and we are ready to have some fun.

Thanks for checking out my little slice of bliss today!
Emily

Paper:  PTI white; Blue Eyes digital paper; man, cool, border digital elements from Social Club Collection by Cosmo Cricket
Accessories:  Doodlebug brads

27 comments:

Lisa said...

How FUN Emily, I'm sure your hubs will love it! Enjoy your weekend ~ hugs!!

Marisa said...

My first thought was Men in Black :) Funky paper and loving the pop of red. Have a great weekend.

~amy~ said...

Now how cool is this?! :)

Wendy said...

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Ardyth said...

This is so Mad Men - I love the retro feel and the different sizes of the o's in cool - great card!

nwilliams6 said...

Fun man card Emzi. I am a digi-addict these days so I really like what you did with this! Great job. Hugz!!!

onecraftymama said...

Now this is fun & cool! Hurray for no homework wrangling...this is our last weekend for that, fingers crossed. Love the fun & funky retro vibe - super fun :)

Ardyth said...

Congrats on being featured stamper today! Not sure if I'll have time to play, but I chose two to case when I get a chance!

Glenda J said...

This is awesome! Great colours and I love how you used the digi element!

Oh, I'm just reading the above comment. You are FS today? Woot! Congrats!

Linda R said...

Such a cool card.. Your hubby is going to love it.. Hope you are enjoying your weekend..

Hugs~

Sue Lelli said...

Oh Emily, I just LOVE the four images and how they look like they are receding as well! Too FAB for your FAB dh!

Pam said...

Awesome Father's Day card Emily!! Digital elements are great to use, thanks for reminding me!! :)

Sleepy Stamper said...

Wonderful work Emily. I love how you resized the digital images, such a creative effect it has. Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star!

Anitra

yyam said...

Ooooooh....super cool! Love how you used the images! ;)

Auntie Em said...

Great card Emily! I am sure your DH loved it. Those are very cool looking guys on it. Reminds me of my dad in a suit when I was a very little girl.
I have such a love/hate relationship with digital. I think I started out backwards since my first LOs and cards were digital. I love it when used, as you have, to create backgrounds and embellishments which are treated as separate pieces but I don't like the LOs where they just print the design and call it done. It's so flat and un-dimensional. I guess I am all about the layers and textures now.
Hope you had a great weekend and now that you and the kids are officially in summer mode, enjoy! DH is on vacation here and we are actually getting some sun! :)

Bonnie said...

This is a very COOL card, Emily!

Sylvia said...

Such a fun card Emily, I know your husband enjoyed it as well! Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star "Father's Day" challenge!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, this is so fun, Emily! LOVE how well all the wonky angles work and your row of dads is just fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Papercraft Star!

Ellen said...

Very cool retro card! Love how "cool dad" get bigger! Bet he loved this!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I think this is a fantastic and retro modern Father's Day Card, Emily! Well done with the digi stuff. ;)

Cindy Haffner said...

FUN FUN FUN!!~

Alice Wertz said...

such a neat design, Emily! very cool dad's day card!

Benzi said...

I bet DAD loved this card...it's so cool, Emily!

Hey, I was away over the weekend and returned to find out you were FS. CONGRATS!!! I don't know if you've been reading about my house ordeal and the workers but they finished yesterday and clean up starts today. It is a monumental task. Hubby took off work to help...he's such a dear. I said all that to say you know I am going to case one of your cards but it may be a bit. Blog hop started today, too. I'm a bit overwhelmed if you kwim.

Jingle said...

AMAZING card! It is just awesome! Seriously...I love this!

~Tammy~ said...

This is pretty hip! I run from digi's ha! I am an old fashioned girl!

Jen W. said...

Cool is definitely the word for this card. Love it!

Joanne (jojot) said...

cool digi card.....I'm sure he loved it