It’s Sunday…and time to play with The Paper Players! This week we have a summer quartet of colors for you: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, So Saffron, Early Espresso. I elected to do something a little different from what I usually design. I hope you enjoy today’s “Dare to be Different” card, which I created for my son, Brady. But how easy would it be to switch out the hybrid sentiment to transform this into a Father’s Day card. How about “Dad, you stand out in the crowd” or “Dad, you are one in a million”. Knowing my son like I do, who does indeed dare to be different, he would probably opt for something like “Dad, you’re the goldfish in a school of perch”!
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips: Hybrid Sentiments
This finished card measures 5″ x 5″.
- Poppin’ perch! The Fish image from By the Tide was inked in Calypso Coral and stamped onto So Saffron cardstock. It was then snipped out and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals atop a Pool Party Sea Fan. The result is a fish of a different color!
- Special sentiment! Looking for just the right words to convey what you want to say? My Digital Studio can come to the rescue. I used Plantagenet Cherokee and Mistral fonts for my customized sentiment.
And here is the intended recipient of this card:
I have to admire his unique sense of being. In a world of Air Jordans, Brady elected to wear “Velcro” shoes in junior high. In a school community where athletes are the stars, Brady stepped off the team to prepare for auditions and contests. He preferred Goodwill over Abercrombie. And he went on to be a participant in All State Band, All State Jazz Band, All State Speech, Optimist Youth of the Year, a Gallon Grad blood donor, Valedictorian and more. His peers honored him by voting him Homecoming King and graduation speaker. Today he continues pushing the boundaries, being different, and being true to himself. His wardrobe still comes from Goodwill. He is not afraid to wear Velcro and slip-ons. He is still daring to be different…
I hope you enjoyed today’s post and this glimpse into my life. Won’t you let me know what you think of my “Dare to be different card” in your comment? As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…
Stamp Set: By the Tide; Ink: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Calypso Coral; Card Stock: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, So Saffron, Whisper White; Tools: My Digital Studio; Glitz and Glam: Basic Pearls