Sunday, 6 September 2015

Hardwood for Dad - same but different

Does this card look familiar?
Hopefully it reminds you of this card I made for my FIL's birthday & Just Add Ink 274.
I thought it would be fun for my class lovelies to recreate a similar card at my masculine / Father's Day class last month, but make it quicker & easier to make & replicate in a more standard size.

What did I change?
1. Colours - tweaked the colour combination to be crumb cake, early espresso, soft suede & white.
2. Size -  the new card card front is smaller - 10 x 21cm (4 x 8-1/4 inch) front & fits a DL envelope. The change in size reduced the supplies needed & made it much more convenient to post.
3. Background - simplified by stamping Hardwood onto whisper white & adding simple sponging, rather than piecing & mitring the original background. I definitely think the gals appreciated this change :-)
4. Sentiment - I added a crumb cake Hardwood board behind the 'happy' to add to the timber feel, but otherwise kept it very similar to the original, which I loved.
5. Stamps - I used the sentiments from the Crazy About You bundle, same as the 'happy' die. It has lots of sentiment choices to suit lots of occasions.

Here's a closer look at the new sentiment & colours:
So many options...
We don't always have time to create brand new projects so adapting previous projects or elements of projects like this is a great way to create something new for other occasions or people.
For example, you could easily change the neutrals I used here & add a few little flowers to make a softer, girlier version of the card. Or you could use the layout &emboss the background with your fave folder or... So many possibilities. Maybe I'll have to try these & share what I come up with.

I hope you like my updated card & find new ways to adapt it to make it yours. Thanks for visiting & come back soon. Remember to pin my card to save it for later.

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1 comment:

Zoe Tant said...

super card for the boys! Zx