Kim Padan: Pro-Life Speaker

Friday, June 10, 2016

Back with a Triple Challenge Card!

Hello, and Happy Friday!

I have been busy with graduation cards, Lay Dominican homework, doctor's appointments, and general life!  Even though I have pics of the graduation cards, I haven't posted here yet.  And I won't today, either!  LOL  Instead, I have a Father's Day Card, which fits the theme challenge on The Paper Players.  I incorporated this week's SCS sketch and the palette from The ColourQ.

This is one of those cards that began with an idea, and morphed over time. I wanted to use a sail boat, but it was too big for the window. Instead of a boat, my hubby can look out on a tropical island from our boat house, right?? Overall, I am happy with it, but if I had time, I would tweak a thing or two.  My card base is bordering blue.  I still have a lot of it!  I cut out a rectangle, then dry embossed a panel of whisper white with the wood grain folder.  I sponged with bordering blue, basic gray, and soft suede.  I had forgotten that a while back, I mistakenly put chocolate chip ink on my soft suede pad!  Time to buy a new soft suede!  My rectangle is oriented differently than the sketch, so I could use my new window die cut from SU.  The scene behind is made with clouds from SU's "Send Me Soaring" and a palm tree from Lawn Fawn's "Life is Good."  I sponged the water, hand drew the island, and colored the tree with markers.  I know lucky limeade is not a part of the challenge, but shucks, had to use it!  I tried some circles, as in the sketch, but didn't have a good sentiment to fit, so I used "Teeny Tiny Wishes" with the word and modern label punches.  Next, instead of circles, I cut out these sea shells from the Lawn Fawn set.  They are tiny!  Wish I had a 1/2" circle punch! LOL  Almost forgot, I added bakers twine at the top to finish it off.

Hope to finally post my graduation cards this weekend!  Catch you later!

Inky {{{HUGS}}}


  1. Kim, what a fun card! I love the idea of looking out the window at a tropical island! How relaxing! I am so happy you joined my theme challenge at The Paper Players this week! XX

  2. I'd love to look at that view out my window! Awesome card. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!

  3. Personally I would love to look out my window and see a tropical island! What a fun card! Thanks for playing along with us at colourQ!

  4. Sensational Father's Day design, Kim! I'd love to be in this cabin at the beach!!

  5. I love this idea....I've never had a view as beautiful as that! That embossing folder makes for the perfect background.

  6. Wonderful the incredible scene you created. Thanks so much for playing along with us at ColourQ!