April 21, 2013

Swimming Mallard


Happy Sunday!  Hope everyone enjoyed their day.  Today, I have a Father's Day card to share.  I'm actually early for a  change.  I find masculine cards very hard to make, and usual put them off until the last minute. Well, when I first saw the new Doodle Pantry Notebook Paper set, it gave me an idea, and I couldn't wait to give it a try. 

Don't you just  love when an idea in your head works out on paper?  Not only am I happy that my design works, but I really like how the images, sentiment and digi paper from Doodle Pantry's Swimming Mallard Color Plus look merged on top of the lined paper.  Although I used pre-colored images, I did change the color of the notebook paper to match the tones in the patterened digi paper,  To add some dimension, I cut out a second copy of the duck image and adhere it over the first image with dimensionals.  I also embossed a panel of kraft (SU! crumb cake) cardstock for texture.  This is probably the first masculine card that I ever made that came together quickly and easily.

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz Challenge 179 -- One for the boys  (can be for a child or an adult)
Paper Crafting Journey -- Use A Sentiment
Divas by Design Challenge -- Butterflies and Birds
CDAC Anything Goes Challenge Room -- 4/1 -- 6/30 Anything Goes


Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!

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31 comments:

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    Pat, your creativity is surpendous. Your design is perfection. I truly enjoy all that you create. Thanks for sharing.
    Lynnel
    CDAC


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  3. Wonderful images, papers, and textures on this fabulous Father's Day card, Pat!! Beautiful work!!

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  4. This is fabulous Pat. I love the images, gorgeous colours and such wonderful design.
    Sue xx

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  5. Wow! You totally nailed this beautiful card! I find masculine hard to do too but this is inspirational! Really love all the ways you incorporated the texture into the card! Great job! Have a wonderful week!

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  6. Oh wow I love your layout here and those papers are so gorgeous Pat!! Beautiful job! HUGS

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  7. Fabulous male card, such a lovely design. Thanks for joining in with us over at the PCJ challenge xx

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  8. Oh this is a gem of a card! Love the soft, serene feel to it - the paper is beautiful! Love this whole design and coloring - wonderful!

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  9. Great masculine design! Thanks for joining our challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week.
    Kat W
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  10. Fabulous masculine card, gorgeous layout Pat and a very creative take on the note paper.

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  11. Wonderful masculine card, and nice use of the paper! I noticed the dimension immediately, and it adds so much.

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  12. This is so creative and I so love it - a perfect card.

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  13. What a gorgeous Father's Day card, Pat. The merging of images is fabulous!!

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  14. Ooooh....what a great card! I love this!

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  15. Wonderful card for dad. Color co-ordination is great. Thank you so much for playing the CDAC PROGRESSIVE CHALLENGES

    Loretta, CDAC-DT

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  16. I'm so loving this card. I can't quite pinpoint what lures me into the card....maybe it's a feeling of transparency . It's really a striking card....really loving it.

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  17. fantastic card, love the image! Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz! Kim x

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  18. This is beautiful. Love the colours and design. It´s a perfect Father´s Day card. Love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. We would love to see you back soon again. Good luck!

    Nick

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  19. Awesome masculine card!! I find them hard, too, so thanks for the wonderful inspiration!!

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  20. Amazing comes to my mind right away! I just love this card and you are such the creative one always.

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  21. Fabulous card Pat - stunning colouring.
    Great take on the theme.
    Thanks for playing with the Divas this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  22. This is beautiful Pat!! I just love the colors and the pattern on your banner panel. Gorgeous!!

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  23. Super card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

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  24. Pat, this is a fabulous card!

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  25. What a great masculine card created with the digital paper and images Pat!

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  26. Pat you so rock, lol! I love how you merged the duck and cattails!

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  27. Awesome man card and love it on the notebook paper. Love it when the ideas pop into your head - but...sometimes that doesn't always happen with me. LOL

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  28. Fabulous masculine card, I really like the papers and layers. Hugs, Karen

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  29. What a fabulous masculine card Pat. Wonderful design.

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