Sunday, June 7, 2015

A new to me challenge

  Considering the number of Guy cards I make, I am surprised I hadn't played in this challenge  before.  Of course I picked the washi challenge...geeze what a way to start. I am so washi impaired. I own a small box full of the stuff, but I rarely use it.

I have been back from my visit to my Dad for about 10 days now, so I thought I would make a card for my Dad before father's day so he gets two cards this month.

My blogging friend Betty (thanks so much!), sent me some lovely paper that I used as part of the card, it has a bit of visual texture to it, and I tried it out on a couple of cards. 

First up my The Male Room Challenge entry.

Since Dad and I live on opposite coasts of the US, I thought the compass symbol appropriate. My washi tape is the line down the front...I kept the roll in the picture just for a bit of fun. The paper with the zig zags is from Betty, and it has almost a parchment like look, but took the Hero Arts Shadow ink in wet cement quite well.  That ink matched up fairly well with a Copic W5 marker to color the circle card border outline. Stamps were from hero arts (Zig Zag Background, Past times and Anything can happen). And I think the washi is from Stampin Up.

Thanks for stopping by!

Edited to Add: I am also submitting this to Stamplorations June 2015 Challenge, using stamps and washi.  Thanks so much Becca and Greta for pointing me in their direction!


Darnell said...

This is an awesome card and a winner at The Male Room (if you ask me) and, if not, it will for sure be a winner to your dad, Cat! I love how you designed with the zigzag stamp and matching Washi tape! It's fun to use, right? I know, I know, I forget all about mine, too! BTW, I kept reading your ingredients and don't see the circle border die (my eyes, my eyes) mentioned. SU? Could you shoot me an email to let me know. It's really fabulous! Thanks!! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Terrific card, Cat! Love all the elements & that it is monochromatic! I know your dad will love this one!

Becca Cruger said...

I love how you put such personal thought into what you made for your dad by choosing to use the compass signal. And I have to tell you - when I first got a roll of washi tape as blog candy I was like "What the heck am I supposed to do with this?!?!" Now I love it and use it often.
Pssst. STAMPlorations June challenge is ALSO washi tape - so feel free to link up! You don't have to use their images to play along and there are awesome prizes!

Deborah Frings said...

I think this is a really fun card! Such a nice idea for your Dad. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

Leslie Hanna said...

This card is perfection! And I'm pretty sure I have all the washi tape you don't have.

Barb Ghig said...

You don't seem "Washi Impaired" to me! What a stunning card, Cat! I love the muted color palette and the compass is such a great masculine element! I also love how you played with Betty's papers and how you outlined the border with your warm gray Copics! I'll bet your dad really loved this card, too :)

Nonni said...

I love the neutral color palette of this and your washi looks great! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

Wei Wei said...

Very cool card! Love your combination of color palette and washi! Thank you for sharing at STAMPlorations